Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Trics of the Trade: Firefighter Removal Using A Hoseline

    Additional slack in the line will be pulled up from behind the hole and extended in to the hole to the floor below. A member that is going to initiate the rescue will slide the hose, just like sliding a pole, in to the hole This is an extremely...

    Article • December 25th, 2006

  • Noisy Opposition Won't Win

    The ultimate protection from home fire injury and death is a total system of safety: smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and well rehearsed fire drills.This year marked my 25th anniversary working in the field of safety education and outreach. One of the most...

    Article • December 20th, 2006

  • Safety 101 - Lesson 12

    Fire officers have been found guilty of criminal acts as a result of firefighter deaths during training activities.Each year firefighters are injured and killed with identified causes and contributing factors being related to training exercises. Over...

    Article • December 18th, 2006

  • Building Relationships as the Public Information Officer

    Within our city government, each city department has a designated department PIO as well as a City PIO and communications department.I recently completed two Public Information & Media Relation seminars for Public Information Officers (PIOs) at...

    Article • December 11th, 2006

  • Catch the Big Fish with the Right Bait!

    Prepare for your interview like you know you should, and next year you can give everyone a picture of you with your new badge for Christmas.

    Article • December 11th, 2006

  • Overcoming Firefighter Test and Exam Anxiety

    A common stumbling block in the pursuit of becoming a firefighter is test anxiety.

    Article • December 11th, 2006

  • What to Eat on Test Day?

    Firefighter candidates who are planning to take the written exam or CPAT test should plan their meals carefully to prepare them for the physical and mental effects of the exam.

    Article • December 11th, 2006

  • It's More Than Keeping the Faith to Get Hired or Promoted

    Too many keep the faith and expect good things to happen without doing anything proactively.

    Article • November 27th, 2006

  • Test-Taking Strategy for Information Ordering

    The secret to answering questions based on information ordering is to be rigid in your thinking.

    Article • November 13th, 2006

  • You Have to Pass The Psych Test First Time Out!

    What's included in the psych test? There is a written test that sets up a profile of you.

    Article • November 13th, 2006

  • Reaching the Unreachable: Beaufort Fire Department Youth Academy

    After responding to residential fires and other emergencies in which a middle school child was the oldest in the home, we made reaching this age group a goal of our department, and set out by vocalizing this desire at every opportunity. Once the goals...

    Article • November 8th, 2006

  • Company Level Training - Firefighter Entanglement

    The sheetrock that is covering the ceiling comes down on top of your crew. Slightly dazed but otherwise uninjured, you realize that burning debris surrounds you and your partner. In an attempt to withdraw from the structure, you are unable to proceed. You...

    Article • November 6th, 2006

  • HazMat Team Spotlight: Burlington County, NJ, HAMMER-15

    Slideshow Images: Burlington County, NJ, HAMMER-15 Burlington County is located in South New Jersey just north of the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Burlington is the largest of New Jerseys 21 counties and has an area of 819 square...

    Article • October 25th, 2006

  • Military Experience and Getting the Firefighter Job

    Candidates with military experience usually possess a number of positive attributes.

    Article • October 23rd, 2006

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part X

    If a crew were considering total roof removal and they stripped the trim and found this inflator unit, they would probably realize that there isn't enough room to cut below it.Topic: Unplugging the Stored Gas Inflator As rescuers study how to deal with...

    Article • October 16th, 2006