Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Weekly Drill: No. 120 - The Mayday

    Drill #120: The Mayday Have you ever had to called a Mayday or been with a firefighter who has? Readers will learn the basics of what (and what not) to do in an emergency situation. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure...

    Article • June 2nd, 2013

  • Building a College Fire & Paramedic Internship Program

    The Keizer Fire District partnered with the Chemeketa Community College to offer practical life experience for firefighter and paramedic students.

    Article • May 28th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 119 - When Things Change

    For some firefighters, accepting change is not easy; however, it is very important that the fire department be able to change. This weekly firefighter training drill addresses change.

    Article • May 26th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 118 - Fireground Orientation

    Drill #118: Fireground Orientation How importtant is fireground orientation? A common denominator in many firefighter fatalities is the firefighter being lost or disoriented within the structure! In this drill, readers will learn the best ways to...

    Article • May 19th, 2013

  • Firehouse Interview: Chief Ray Colburn (ret.), Reedy Creek Emergency Services

    Ben May recently interviewed William “Ray” Colburn, who retired as the fire chief of Reedy Creek Emergency Service, which protects Walt Disney World in Florida, in late April.

    Article • May 15th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 117 - The Officer's Role

    Have you ever wondered, what "other" roles fire officers play? Readers will learn the officer's responsibilities when they are not at the incident scene.

    Article • May 12th, 2013

  • Carter: Sylvester Sequester and the New Star in D.C.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the shovel-makers are at work in Washington, DC and Sylvester Sequester is the name of that shovel.

    Article • May 7th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 116 - Future Firefighters

    Readers will learn a few tips to get their departments started with youth fire exploring or junior firefighter programs.

    Article • May 5th, 2013

  • CDP Updates its Technical Emergency Response Training

    The Center for Domestic Preparedness' Technical Emergency Response Training (TERT) course provides realistic training for biological, radiological, chemical and other threats.

    Article • May 2nd, 2013

  • The Results Are In: Size Does Matter

    The recent NIST staffing study tells us old-timers something which we have known for a long time now: more people equal a better and safer firefighting operation.

    Article • April 29th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 115 - Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings

    Drill #115: Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings Readers will learn how to control smoke in high-rise building fires. Having a thorough knowledge of these buildings’ systems is important, because improper or careless ventilation techniques may be...

    Article • April 28th, 2013

  • Weekly Drill: No. 114

    Drill #114: Media and the PIO Readers will learn a few good points to keep in mind should they have to face the media  The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk...

    Article • April 21st, 2013

  • What First Responders Need to Know About Ammonium Nitrate

    Firehouse Hazmat Editor Robert Burke shares some information that is vital to responders at incidents involving ammonium nitrate. The article looks at a number of serious blasts and provides some vital response information.

    Article • April 19th, 2013

  • Not Your Average Vehicle Fire: Commercial Vehicle Tactics

    Commercial vehicle fires significantly compound the risks that firefighters face at passenger vehicles. From increased and varied fuel loads to limitations with accessibility, this article reviews tactics and strategies.

    Article • April 15th, 2013

  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 113 - Fuel Load

    Readers will learn how different types of fuel loads impact various types of building construction.

    Article • April 14th, 2013