Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Narrowband Mandate Looming: What You Need to Know

    Charles Werner shares last minute details to help departments meet the FCC's narrowbanding mandate deadline of Jan. 1.

    Article • September 26th, 2012

  • Goldfeder: Death of the Near-Miss Reporting System

    The continued funding of the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has officially been rejected and has not been awarded through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program of DHS. Since the program's inception, DHS/FEMA has provided $7 million to...

    Article • September 25th, 2012

  • Colo. FD Looks at iPads for Tracking & Prevention

    Jarret Winkelman shares how the South Metro Fire Department is looking to utilize iPads at all operational levels, from fire prevention efforts to inspections and more. Plus, how fire departments can use the iPad right out of the box.

    Article • September 25th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 87

    Drill #87: Incident Safety Officer Readers will learn that the primary function of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) is to monitor and assess safety hazards or unsafe acts and situations and develop measures for ensuring the personal safety of all...

    Article • September 23rd, 2012

  • Creating a Safe Environment for Firefighters, Civilians

    William Mora looks at the need for establishing rescue and thermal imaging operating policies to prevent unfavorable outcomes at fire scenes.

    Article • September 18th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 86

    Drill #86: Emergency Management With large-scale disasters happening more frequently, readers will learn the responsibilities of the emergency manager during such an event. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • September 16th, 2012

  • On the Road Again for the 2013 FIRE Act Roadtrip

    Let me start by saying that my son-in-law made it to a Bob Dylan concert back in September.  We discussed the man's music and the lyrics of a number of his songs.  I spoke of one of my favorite lines from his work which tells us that, "… the times...

    Article • September 15th, 2012

  • Fighting Fires in Vehicle Service Facilities

    Almost every town in the United States has at least one vehicle service station, but are you prepared for the dangers hidden behind the garage doors? Michael Daley shares a number of concerns for fires in these buildings.

    Article • September 14th, 2012

  • Air Bag Operations - Part 1: An Introduction

    What are the air bags capabilities, how are they classified and what components make up the entire system. These are a few of the topics covered in this informative article.

    Article • September 11th, 2012

  • Updated Hazardous Materials Course Offers Enhanced Training

    The risk of hazardous materials on the American home front is realistic. Whether an accidental or manmade threat, emergency response personnel require the ability to safely respond, save lives and investigate. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP...

    Article • September 11th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 85

    Drill #85: Directing and Penetrating Hose Stream Readers will about the science behind how to direct the hose stream. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about...

    Article • September 9th, 2012

  • Firehouse Humor: The Ultimate Prevention Solution?

    Firefighters who do prevention consistently ask how they can get support from those firefighters who are on the rigs. Fire stations abound with hallway echoes of “those prevention people” and “those suppression people!” (I am being nice, G-rated...

    Article • September 5th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 84

    Drill: Hazmat Cylinders

    Article • September 2nd, 2012

  • Fire Service Networking & Building Relationships

    Networking is making contacts with people who can assist you in some capacity at anytime.

    Article • August 30th, 2012

  • Extrication Basics: Vehicle Stabilization

    Many of the nation’s fire departments and rescue squads provide technical rescue services to their respective communities. One arena that is very common to many organizations is motor vehicle extrication. While newspapers and other media are...

    Article • August 30th, 2012