Strategy & Tactics News

  • Fla. Firefighters Battle Stubborn Auto Shop Blaze

    HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Firefighters battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday afternoon at an auto shop in Hallandale Beach. Broward County firefighters had a tough time knocking down the flames at Klondike Auto Service in the...

    News • October 1st, 2009

  • Booze Creates Hot Fire That Destroys Calif. Liquor Store

    SAN LORENZO, Calif. -- A fire tore through a liquor store in San Lorenzo Monday night, causing the stores ceiling to collapse and for a time giving firefighters all they could handle. The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m...

    News • September 29th, 2009

  • Fire Breaks Out on Occupied School Bus in Fla.

    MIAMI -- Firefighters battled a blaze on a school bus Tuesday afternoon in front of the American Airlines Arena. Moments after they left school, a bus carrying eight schoolgirls became an inferno. A bus driver was...

    News • September 29th, 2009

  • Fire Station Closest to Fla. Biodiesel Fire Faced Closure

    ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- Investigators in Osceola County will sift through what's left of a biodiesel plant in Osceola County on Friday. They're working to determine the cause of an intense chemical fire Thursday afternoon...

    News • September 25th, 2009

  • Five Hurt In N.C. Boarding House Blaze

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Hendersonville police said that five people suffered minor injuries when a boarding house caught fire on Thursday morning. The fire happened at the Caldwell Inn at 719 Maple St. at about 7 a.m...

    News • September 25th, 2009

  • The Road To Katrina

    After parking the truck, I walk down a side street marveling at how much fire equipment is within sight. One guy passes me and says "Welcome to the world's largest fire station!" and he isn't joking.

    News • September 7th, 2006

  • Fire Service Construction Educator Frank Brannigan Passes Away

    Francis L. "Frank" Brannigan, author and expert in building construction as it relates to firefighting science, died this morning at his home in Calverton, Maryland. He was 87.

    News • January 10th, 2006

  • Florida Firefighters Strategically Handle Asphalt Fire

    About 50 Miami-Dade firefighters responded to the scene. Once the crews confirmed workers had been cleared from the site, they carefully assessed the situation, making it a priority to cool down several tanks full of diesel fuel before they too erupted.

    News • November 16th, 2005

  • Fire Crews Contain Ohio Motel Fire

    Forty-six people were forced to evacuate

    News • November 14th, 2005

  • Chicago Chemical Plant Blaze Worries Residents

    Flames shot 20 to 30 feet above the roof and required more than 200 firefighers

    News • October 19th, 2005

  • 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

  • Interview: Ladder 49 Director Tells The Story Behind The Movie

    "Ladder 49" Director Jay Russell spoke with 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