Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Apparatus Manufacturers Discuss Multi-Purpose Units

    Editor's Note: Firehouse Staff Writer Ed Ballam covered this article in the November issue of Firehouse Magazine and for the November edition of the Firehouse Limited Edition Tablet app. There was a time when parade apparatus was king in fire...

    Article • November 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 92

    Drill #92: Rules of the Road The safety of our firefighters is our number one concern. These "Rules of the Road" will ensure our firefighters get to, and return from, calls safely. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • October 28th, 2012

  • He Who Preaches to One Generation is Lost

    As many of you know, I have a deep and abiding love for old movies. Countless happy hours have been spent watching the work of actors who have long ago passed on to their reward. Maybe it is a longing for a bygone era, or just a love of the old days...

    Article • October 26th, 2012

  • Ethical Decision Making During Your Fire Service Career

    Wrong decisions are leading to terminations, suspensions, demotions and public scrutiny.

    Article • October 24th, 2012

  • Restoring the Flame at the U.S. Fire Adminstration

    Next year marks the 40 th  anniversary of the landmark report, "America Burning." A must-read for fire service officials, "America Burning" brought together many of the brightest minds in the fire service to develop a report that captured the...

    Article • October 23rd, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 91

    Fire Station Safety

    Article • October 21st, 2012

  • Three Lessons from the Fire Behavior Lab

    Today’s firefighters are experiencing an old danger that has come full circle to affect everyone.  Flashovers are becoming a more common problem due to many factors.  Why are we seeing more and more of them when we arrive?  I believe that it is due...

    Article • October 19th, 2012

  • Talk is Cheap, Spend What You Want

    It seems to me that there are far too many people who tend to act emotionally rather than rationally.

    Article • October 16th, 2012

  • Air Bag Operations – Part 2: The Science of Lifting

    Air bag lifting capacity is based on simple physics. The operating pressure of the bag, in pounds per square inch (PSI), is multiplied over the entire surface area of the bag to equal lifting force. This article aims to explain how to calculate the air...

    Article • October 16th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 90

    Drill #90: Building Collapse Readers will learn about the different types of wall collapses and the warning signs of a building collapse. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members...

    Article • October 14th, 2012

  • The Strategic Six & the First Five Minutes

    Initial responding companies to the scene of a working fire have a huge responsibility when it comes to setting the stage for a successful suppression operation. When it comes to tasks on the fireground, the National Institute for Standards and Technology...

    Article • October 12th, 2012

  • Fire Prevention Over the Years

    Forty-nine years after the Great Chicago Fire, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920. Two years later Fire Prevention Day was expanded to Fire Prevention Week. Since then, Fire Prevention Week has been...

    Article • October 9th, 2012

  • CDP Offers New Subway Training Module

    The CDP established a subway, as part of its newest training venue. The subway features four full-size cars complete with lighting, smoke, seating, video capability, and even realistic commercial signage that is common in subways.

    Article • October 8th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 89

    Drill #89: Strip Malls Readers will learn how strip mall fires can pose several different types of safety issues to firefighters. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and...

    Article • October 7th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 88

    Readers will learn what to look for and how to attack a fire in a combustilble-filled lumberyard.

    Article • September 30th, 2012