Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • HazMat Team Spotlight: Anniston

    Anniston's hazardous materials unit was placed into service for the first time in July of 2004. Prior to that time they had no hazardous materials response capability.Hazardous Materials Team Overview

    Article • October 4th, 2004

  • 14 Tips: Start Off on the Right Foot as a New Firefighter - Part II

    This article will provide you with the remaining seven tips to get you off on the right foot when you get hired as a firefighter.

    Article • September 22nd, 2004

  • HazMat Team Spotlight: Louisville

    Under the leadership of Fire Chief Greg Frederick, the Louisville Fire Department has 616 uniformed personnel who operate 18 engine companies, 10 truck companies, 14 medic units, 3 hazardous materials companies, and 2 technical rescue...

    Article • August 17th, 2004

  • Psychological Examination Information

    In today's fire entry-level testing field, many departments are moving toward the direction of including psychological testing, not only during the last steps of the hiring process but during the initial testing phase.

    Article • August 6th, 2004

  • You Want To Become A Firefighter – Should You Become A Paramedic?

    Many students go to paramedic school thinking it'll be a quick ticket to the career; for some it's not the case.

    Article • August 5th, 2004

  • The Street Chemist - Part 20

    The next and probably the most important parameter of combustion of a flammable liquid is its flash point. Flash point is the most important information for emergency responders to know about a flammable liquid. Flash point, more than any other...

    Article • July 28th, 2004

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part I

    Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle. Along with their increased presence on the highways is the increased possibility that fire departments will encounter them.Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle in the U.S. Along with...

    Article • July 21st, 2004

  • Oral Board: Beat The Clock!

    Firefighter candidates should field the question presented, satisfy the board and move on.

    Article • July 13th, 2004

  • Accountability: Positions In The System

    A safety officer must move around the structure, keeping an eye on the fire’s behavior as well as the structure itself.Accountability is just part of the command structure needed to effectively run an incident.The first thing every incident needs is...

    Article • July 13th, 2004

  • Calling A Mayday: The Drill

    Calling a MAYDAY is a complicated cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skill set that relies on a radio and the communication system, both human and hardware, that gets the call for help.

    Article • July 5th, 2004

  • 14 Tips: Start Off on the Right Foot as a New Firefighter - Part I

    The phrase "you never have a second chance to make a first impression" is important.

    Article • July 5th, 2004

  • What to Wear to the Firefighter Job Interview

    The strongest non-verbal statement you can make in the oral board is what you wear.

    Article • May 14th, 2004

  • HazMat Team Spotlight: Philadelphia

    The City of Philadelphia with a heavy chemical industry presence on its South and East sides, has always taken a proactive approach to hazardous materials response.

    Article • May 11th, 2004

  • Fire Department Tanker Safety - Part IV

    The need to develop an effective driver training program and to enforce fire department standard operating procedures and policies cannot be overstated.This is the fourth and final installment in our series on the safe operation of fire department tankers...

    Article • April 29th, 2004

  • Accountability: Teamwork

    Accountability is rapidly becoming an important part of every incident. More and more, people are realizing the usefulness and importance of accountability on the scene. I am talking about having TRUE accountability of ALL personnel at the incident, not...

    Article • April 14th, 2004