March 2013

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Awards, Collectibles & Memorials

Scuttlebutt 3/13

March 5, 2013
Firehouse World HonoredCygnus Business Media’s Firehouse World trade show was among Tradeshow Executive’s Fastest 50 Award winners, recognizing the 50 fastest growing events internation...
Photos courtesy of Westfield FD
Firefighter Stephen Makos: 'We advanced a dry line up the stairs to the second floor, where we found access to the attic stairwell. When we opened the door, we encountered thick smoke with no visibility. Captain Boutin called for water and we continued to advance to the top of the stairs. At the top, we were met with high heat and no visibility.'
Safety & Health

Close Calls:Firefighter Trapped in Marijuana-Grow "Fortress" Part 1

March 1, 2013
Billy Goldfeder interviews Capt. Rebecca Boutin about a firefighter who gets lost in a grow house.
Photo by Steve Redick
Apparatus is positioned away from the building as the fire spreads to the upper floors.
Operations & Training

Chicago Fires

March 1, 2013
Two large recent fires in Chicago destroyed two large commercial buildings. The first fire occurred on Dec. 29, 2012, during the daytime in a three-story, 400-by-200-foot, heavy...

More content from March 2013

THE Portland, OR, Fire & Rescue Department's new Pierce heavy rescue

New Deliveries 3/13

March 1, 2013
THE PORTLAND, OR, FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Pierce heavy rescue unlike any in the company’s history – it is built on a tiller configuration, but features...
Photo from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division/LC-USZ6-2211 DLC
Foremen from the Phoenix Fire Company and Mechanic Fire Company in Charleston, SC, pose for a Daguerreotype, circa 1855.
Safety & Health

Rekindles 3/13

March 1, 2013
NEW YORK CITY: MARCH 3, 1913 – Four alarms were transmitted for a blazing loft building on West 53rd Street. The fire started around 11 P.M. in a cabinetmaker’s shop on the fifth...
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Tech & Comm

Thermal Imaging: NFPA 1801-Compliant Thermal Imagers

March 1, 2013
Technology has permeated nearly every aspect of our lives, from shopping to listening to music to driving. Google now has a completely driverless vehicle that has logged more ...
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Fire Politics: 15 Lessons in Leadership From the U.S. Senate Floor

March 1, 2013
A speech was given on the floor of the U.S. Senate in late January 2013 that provided interesting insight into the leadership beliefs of a particular outgoing senator. He was ...
FORD MOTOR CO. has unveiled the Ford Atlas Concept

New Products 3/13

Jan. 24, 2013
Pickup Truck ConceptFORD MOTOR CO. has unveiled the Ford Atlas Concept to showcase the design, capability, fuel efficiency and smart technologies of future pickup trucks. Designers...
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Safety & Health

Riding the Right-Front Seat: Ensuring Safety

Jan. 23, 2013
Dr. Harry Carter shares why safety is perhaps the most important task that faces a right-front-seat leader every single day. He asks: If you don’t stress safety, who will?
Photos by Ron Moore
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University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification – Part 2

Jan. 21, 2013
SUBJECT: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification – Part 2TOPIC: Exterior BadgingOBJECTIVE: Overview of existing exterior badging found on 2013 model-year vehiclesTASK: The rescue...
Photo by Mike Daley
The interior of this five-story building houses multiple confined spaces, all in service and maintained at the ready. Local responders should be aware that responses to this facility should trigger a warning.

Technical Rescue: First Due to a Confined-Space Rescue

Jan. 18, 2013
Mike Daley shares how to recognize and identify confined spaces explains atmospheric monitoring, lockout/tagout and more.