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    The February issue of Firehouse Magazine includes feature articles on incident command, higher education and a preview of the 2023 Station Design Conference.
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Operations & Training

    As Firehouse Sees It: Lessons from the Stock Show & Rodeo

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Peter Matthews tells why those who pursue Grand Champion recognition for their animals and those who seek to better animal athletes are rather cut from the same cloth as members...
    Photo by Glen E. Ellman
    Neither tight training budgets nor shortages of staffing, equipment and supplies relieves fire departments of having a transition plan for a fire response that turns into a hazmat incident.
    Neither tight training budgets nor shortages of staffing, equipment and supplies relieves fire departments of having a transition plan for a fire response that turns into a hazmat incident.
    Neither tight training budgets nor shortages of staffing, equipment and supplies relieves fire departments of having a transition plan for a fire response that turns into a hazmat incident.
    Neither tight training budgets nor shortages of staffing, equipment and supplies relieves fire departments of having a transition plan for a fire response that turns into a hazmat incident.
    Neither tight training budgets nor shortages of staffing, equipment and supplies relieves fire departments of having a transition plan for a fire response that turns into a hazmat incident.
    Incident Command

    Being Better Prepared for Hazmat Incidents

    Feb. 6, 2023
    William Shouldis spells out what's required of an incident commander when a fireground turns into a hazmat incident.
    Feb 23 For The Record Go Green Clean Pic
    Feb 23 For The Record Go Green Clean Pic
    Feb 23 For The Record Go Green Clean Pic
    Feb 23 For The Record Go Green Clean Pic
    Feb 23 For The Record Go Green Clean Pic
    Careers & Education

    For the Record 2/23

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Go Green Clean mobile campaign seeks to educate firefighters across the county on firefighter cancer risks and post-fire decontamination methods.
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    Feb 23 Fire Law Pic
    Careers & Education

    Fire Law: Industrial Double Jeopardy

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Curt Varone provides a brief overview of the principles that might be available to fire department members when they are punished a second time for a single infraction.
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Operations & Training

    The Fire Scene: Search Is Mandatory, Not Optional

    Feb. 6, 2023
    John J. Salka Jr. is forceful in his instruction to all fire departments that it should be policy that a search team be designated at every structural fire.

    More content from February 2023

    Photos by Andrew Davidson
    Propane was among seven chemicals that were stored in various buildings that caught fire when embers from the Sleepy Hollow Fire blew down into the city of Wenatchee, WA.
    Propane was among seven chemicals that were stored in various buildings that caught fire when embers from the Sleepy Hollow Fire blew down into the city of Wenatchee, WA.
    Propane was among seven chemicals that were stored in various buildings that caught fire when embers from the Sleepy Hollow Fire blew down into the city of Wenatchee, WA.
    Propane was among seven chemicals that were stored in various buildings that caught fire when embers from the Sleepy Hollow Fire blew down into the city of Wenatchee, WA.
    Propane was among seven chemicals that were stored in various buildings that caught fire when embers from the Sleepy Hollow Fire blew down into the city of Wenatchee, WA.
    Technical Rescue

    Technical Rescue: Double Duty: Wildfire & Hazmat

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Scott Lancaster shares five lessons learned that emerged from the response to a WUI-induced fire at buildings that contained corrosive, flammable, poisonous and toxic chemicals...
    Feb 23 Leadership Lessons Author Pic
    Feb 23 Leadership Lessons Author Pic
    Feb 23 Leadership Lessons Author Pic
    Feb 23 Leadership Lessons Author Pic
    Feb 23 Leadership Lessons Author Pic
    Leadership

    Leadership Lessons: Marionette Managers vs. Real Leaders

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Dave McGlynn warns chief officers, company officers and training officers to beware of the detriment to the firehouse that manipulativeness, narcissism and egomania might be creating...
    Feb 23 Volunteer View Pic 3
    Feb 23 Volunteer View Pic 3
    Feb 23 Volunteer View Pic 3
    Feb 23 Volunteer View Pic 3
    Feb 23 Volunteer View Pic 3
    Leadership

    The Volunteer View: Playing the Rural Cards: Planning & Preparation

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Brandon Fletcher believes unpaid departments can't play the "we're just volunteers" card to relieve themselves of the responsibility to consider anything that might affect their...
    Josh Grimes 10 5 2 Louisville, Ky Mci Exercise Pic 6
    Josh Grimes 10 5 2 Louisville, Ky Mci Exercise Pic 6
    Josh Grimes 10 5 2 Louisville, Ky Mci Exercise Pic 6
    Josh Grimes 10 5 2 Louisville, Ky Mci Exercise Pic 6
    Josh Grimes 10 5 2 Louisville, Ky Mci Exercise Pic 6
    Operations & Training

    Hot Shots 2/23

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Hot Shots includes a triennial FAA-required exercise at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.
    Feb 23 Sdc Preview Pic
    Feb 23 Sdc Preview Pic
    Feb 23 Sdc Preview Pic
    Feb 23 Sdc Preview Pic
    Feb 23 Sdc Preview Pic
    SD Awards and Conference

    2023 Station Design Conference Preview

    Feb. 6, 2023
    The 2023 Station Design Conference will provide educational opportunities in blueprint reading, prototype fire stations, "free" land and the latest in apparatus bay technology...
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    Rick Bossert 63d2abfd47b5b
    Rick Bossert 63d2abfd47b5b
    Rick Bossert 63d2abfd47b5b
    Rick Bossert 63d2abfd47b5b
    EMS

    EMS: “I Have Chest Pain”

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Richard Bossert explains why a patient's "chest pain" must be considered a worst-case scenario initially.
    Feb 23 Health And Wellness Author Pic
    Feb 23 Health And Wellness Author Pic
    Feb 23 Health And Wellness Author Pic
    Feb 23 Health And Wellness Author Pic
    Feb 23 Health And Wellness Author Pic
    Safety & Health

    Health & Wellness: Creating a Behavioral Health Program

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Dr. Derrick Edwards explains how departments that are deterred over concerns about expense, a lack of department resources, complexity and the need to hire a person on-staff can...
    All photos by Michael Daley except where noted otherwise
    This residential structure is more 10,000 square feet and is set back from the street. Suppression operations are hindered by both of these attributes.
    This residential structure is more 10,000 square feet and is set back from the street. Suppression operations are hindered by both of these attributes.
    This residential structure is more 10,000 square feet and is set back from the street. Suppression operations are hindered by both of these attributes.
    This residential structure is more 10,000 square feet and is set back from the street. Suppression operations are hindered by both of these attributes.
    This residential structure is more 10,000 square feet and is set back from the street. Suppression operations are hindered by both of these attributes.
    Operations & Training

    Fire Studies: Modern Operations in Residential and Commercial Occupancies

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Michael Daley urges that chiefs, officers and administrators join firefighters in training and preparation for what they will encounter in contemporary residential and commercial...
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    Feb 23 Higher Education Author Pic V2
    Careers & Education

    The Importance of English Skills for Fire Service Members

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Mike Novak explains what might elude many in the fire service: A lack of good written and oral English skills can interfere with achieving optimal results.
    Photo courtesy of UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute
    SCBA facepiece being exposed to radiant heat flux from a natural-gas fired panel.
    SCBA facepiece being exposed to radiant heat flux from a natural-gas fired panel.
    SCBA facepiece being exposed to radiant heat flux from a natural-gas fired panel.
    SCBA facepiece being exposed to radiant heat flux from a natural-gas fired panel.
    SCBA facepiece being exposed to radiant heat flux from a natural-gas fired panel.
    SCBA & Accessories

    Research Corner: Thermal Performance of SCBA Facepieces Exposed to Radiant Heat

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Richard Kesler and Daniel Madrzykowski tell how testing of SCBA facepieces showed that compliance to 2013 and newer editions of NFPA 1981 ensures the greatest safety to firefighters...
    Feb 23 First Due Author Pic
    Feb 23 First Due Author Pic
    Feb 23 First Due Author Pic
    Feb 23 First Due Author Pic
    Feb 23 First Due Author Pic
    Operations & Training

    First Due: Data Matters on the Fireground

    Feb. 1, 2023
    John Oates keys on four fire operations for which the utilization of measurements and statistics shouldn't be discounted.