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  • Firefighters Practice Tricky Trench Rescue

    A trench collapse is one of the most dangerous situations a fire department can respond to, and Wednesday morning, local crews got some hands-on practice in a controlled environment. Every six months, firefighters familiarize themselves with the...

    News • October 14th, 2005

  • Suspicious Packages & Explosives Devices

    The recent transit system attacks in London, England continues to highlight the bombing threat environment both first responders and the general population face.

    News • August 8th, 2005

  • Explosive Research in California for Fighting Fires

    Buildings shook on Tuesday with booms and blasts from bombs and fires set by an unusual source -- arson investigators.

    News • July 20th, 2005

  • Fire/EMS Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices Response

    If your agency received a report about a possible "car bombing" incident or suspicous vehicle how would you respond, do you take it seriously, how do you evacuate your entire downtown if the suspected vehicle is located there?

    News • May 6th, 2005

  • Firehouse.com Interview: Ladder 49 Director Tells The Story Behind The Movie

    "Ladder 49" Director Jay Russell spoke with Firehouse.com about his upcoming film starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta, and why he chose to take on a project about the fire service.

    News • September 26th, 2004

  • Fire/EMS Response to Suicide Bombing Events

    Suicide bombings have proven to be one of the most effective ways to successfully penetrate a target and create injuries and havoc. A suicide bomber is a very difficult threat to counter.

    News • March 31st, 2004

  • Suicide Belt Bombers in America?

    A belt-bombing is not only a terrorist event, it is a crime scene. Therefore, efforts should be made to preserve evidence, including clothing and other personal articles.

    News • March 31st, 2004

  • Massive Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Illinois

    A massive fire in an apartment building reportedly killed a toddler and sent at least three people to hospitals, where they were reported in critical condition.

    News • January 9th, 2004

  • Much More Than Fighting Fires In Arkansas

    The Nixa Fire Protection District firefighters do so much more than wait around for fires to ignite. They also respond to trauma emergencies such as car crashes and medical emergencies ranging from a heart attack to a diabetic low on sugar. If someone...

    News • June 18th, 2003

  • The Explosion

    A Buffalo captain relflects on an explosion 19 years ago that killed five firefighters, two civilians and injured scores of others.

    News • December 27th, 2002

  • Tragedies Like the Coos Bay Fire Cause Us to Think ... As They Should

    Ee need to take the information we currently have and use it to get our members to THINK.

    News • November 26th, 2002

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