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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Innovative Rigs on the Street: Suffern's Tiller

    The fire service enjoys many proud traditions dating back to when steamers were horse drawn and ladder trucks carried buckets, hooks and an assortment of heavy, wooden ground ladders. Over the years as motorized apparatus became prevalent the ability to...

    Article • August 28th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 83

    Drill #83: Functions of a Quint Readers will learn the functions of the quint, which is a specialty apparatus that brings five major operational components to the fireground on only one piece of apparatus. The drill is designed to be a single page...

    Article • August 26th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 82 - Hotel Incidents

    Readers will get understand the various size-up points for these high risk structures that often require additional alarms for suppression and life safety efforts.

    Article • August 19th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 81

    Drill #81: Incident Action Plans: Part 2 Part 2 of this two-part series on Incident Action Plans (IAP) breaks down the five levels of the command sequence: Incident Priorities; Size-up; Strategies; Tactics; and Tasks. The drill is designed to be...

    Article • August 12th, 2012

  • Weekly Drill: No. 80

    Drill #80: Incident Action Plans: Part 1 Readers will learn how the Incident Action Plan (IAP) assists the IC indecision making and identifying problems. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your...

    Article • August 5th, 2012