Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 77

    Drill #77: Incident Critiques Readers will learn why critiquing an incident is one of the most effective learning tools the fire service can use to help teach firefighters. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up...

    Article • July 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 76

    Readers will learn how to properly direct a stream so it will be most effective as it pertains to fireground operations.

    Article • July 1st, 2012

  • Tips for Summertime Response and Wellness

    Jeffrey Pindelski shares considerations for emergency response and personnel during the summer months.

    Article • June 27th, 2012

  • Why Firefighters Call 'Mayday'

    Most veteran firefighters will admit that one of the most significant transmissions that one can hear on the fireground is a “Mayday” call. The time parameters associated with locating and removing a lost, injured or otherwise incapacitated...

    Article • June 27th, 2012

  • Headaches and Solutions to Company-Level Training – Part 3

    In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at some of the reasons for stress the company officer might experience when it comes to training at the company level. In Part 2 , we began to address ways our company officer can enhance the safety of his...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 75

    Drill #75: Intelligence/Investigations Readers will get a refresher course on the often forgotten section of the Incident Command classes – that of Intelligence/Investigations. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • June 24th, 2012

  • Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week: Rules vs. DNA

    The 2012 International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week theme is “Rules you can live by.” If you have been in the fire service for 12 months, you know the rules that will keep you from getting injured, killed, fired, voted out or disciplined. You have...

    Article • June 20th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 74

    Drill #74: Basement Fires Readers will learn three ways to attack the most dangereous of all fires...the basement fire. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • June 17th, 2012

  • Walking for a Cure (and a Special Little Girl)

    Ariana Davis is 10 years old. She is the daughter of Assistant Chief Shawn Davis of the Ridge Fire Department in Ridge, NY. She was diagnosed with Juvenile Scoliosis when she was five, and asthma and multiple allergies and seizures when she was six...

    Article • June 12th, 2012

  • Tactics for Commercial Vehicle Extrication – Part 1

    Mike Daley talks about the many challenges a responder faces at incidents involving large vehicles. He also identifies some of the specialized equipment used at these events.

    Article • June 12th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 73

    Drill #73: Hoseline Selection Readers will learn how to select the proper size and length of hose for the task at hand. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • June 10th, 2012

  • Using Forcible Entry to Begin Fireground Operations

    Two key items to consider for entry points at structure fires in the event of a catastrophic failure of the structure: how will the company make their way out? How does the rapid intervention crew enter to facilitate rescue of the company?

    Article • June 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse Expo 2012 Preview

    Firehouse Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Firehouse Conference Director Harvey Eisner and Vice President of Firehouse Events Ed Nichols discuss Firehouse events, what’s new and what people can expect at this year’s Firehouse Expo, taking place July...

    Article • June 7th, 2012

  • Headaches and Solutions to Company-Level Training – Part 2

    We are talking about situations where there are very few tools to help the company officer! Also, remember that training should never be used as a punishment!

    Article • May 30th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 72

    Drill #72: Ventilation Part 2 Readers will learn about two more types of ventilation – Negative-Pressure Ventilation and Positive-Pressure Ventilation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • May 27th, 2012