March 2023

The March issue of Firehouse Magazine includes feature articles on wildland firefighting, DEI firefighter recruitment, EMS technology and a year in review of the apparatus industry.
Ava Boyle
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Ava Boyle Xx Xx 22 Location Unknown Third Alarm Pic 2 63eeae2bd5b15
Ava Boyle Xx Xx 22 Location Unknown Third Alarm Pic 2 63eeae2bd5b15
Ava Boyle Xx Xx 22 Location Unknown Third Alarm Pic 2 63eeae2bd5b15
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Operations & Training

Hot Shots 3/23

March 6, 2023
The Duxbury, MA, Fire Department used all-wheel-drive brush breakers to navigate through tidal-flooded streets to reach a three-alarm fire in a detached garage.
Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews
Operations & Training

As Firehouse Sees It: Knowing and Explaining Your Why

March 6, 2023
Peter Matthews urges departments and members to be prepared to provide detailed reasoning regarding an organization's operations and needs.
Photos courtesy of the West Licking Joint Fire District
This silo has 14 rings and is 36 feet in diameter. To estimate how much grain is in each ring one uses the formula bushels (bu) = 0.628 x 36 x 36 x 3.333. This translates into approximately 2,700 bu per ring.
This silo has 14 rings and is 36 feet in diameter. To estimate how much grain is in each ring one uses the formula bushels (bu) = 0.628 x 36 x 36 x 3.333. This translates into approximately 2,700 bu per ring.
This silo has 14 rings and is 36 feet in diameter. To estimate how much grain is in each ring one uses the formula bushels (bu) = 0.628 x 36 x 36 x 3.333. This translates into approximately 2,700 bu per ring.
This silo has 14 rings and is 36 feet in diameter. To estimate how much grain is in each ring one uses the formula bushels (bu) = 0.628 x 36 x 36 x 3.333. This translates into approximately 2,700 bu per ring.
This silo has 14 rings and is 36 feet in diameter. To estimate how much grain is in each ring one uses the formula bushels (bu) = 0.628 x 36 x 36 x 3.333. This translates into approximately 2,700 bu per ring.
Rescue

Technical Rescue: Grain Bin Rescue

March 6, 2023
Doug Shell explains the circumstances in which a method that differs from the traditional approach to rescuing someone from a grain bin is best.
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Fsri Logo
Fsri Logo
Fsri Logo
Fsri Logo
Careers & Education

For the Record 3/23

March 6, 2023
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute’s “The Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-ion Batteries” online training course.
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Stations

Station Design: Construction Delivery Methods Explained

March 6, 2023
Laura Eysnogle lays the foundation for fire department personnel who are involved in the development of a new station in regard to GCs, CMs, CMas and CMaRs.

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Joh Salka
Joh Salka
Joh Salka
Joh Salka
Joh Salka
Training Drills

The Fire Scene: Tactical Preparation

March 6, 2023
John J. Salka Jr.'s words regarding training and its frequency could jolt many members out of the firehouse recliner and onto the apparatus floor.
Brandon Heggie
Brandon Heggie
Brandon Heggie
Brandon Heggie
Brandon Heggie
EMS

EMS: Hyperventilation vs. Herniation

March 6, 2023
Brandon Heggie urges EMTs and medics that, when it comes to treating head injuries with hyperventilation, you must be mindful as to when to start to use it.
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Mar 23 First Due Author Pic
Mar 23 First Due Author Pic
Mar 23 First Due Author Pic
Mar 23 First Due Author Pic
Leadership

First Due: Being a New Officer: More than Passing a Test

March 6, 2023
Jacob Johnson tells senior officers, captains and chiefs that the success of the newly promoted officer hinges greatly on the kind of mentoring that individual is provided by ...
Photo by Michael Meadows
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Michael Meadows 8 3 20 Santa Clarita, Ca Brush Fire Pic 2
Michael Meadows 8 3 20 Santa Clarita, Ca Brush Fire Pic 2
Michael Meadows 8 3 20 Santa Clarita, Ca Brush Fire Pic 2
Michael Meadows 8 3 20 Santa Clarita, Ca Brush Fire Pic 2
Wildland

Strategy & Preparation for Wildfires that Affect People and Structures

March 6, 2023
Brian Crandell, John Culbertson and Mark Gaillard stress that fires that are in the wildland urban interface can benefit from firefighting actions that utilize a combination of...
Danielle Babcox
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Danielle Babcox 9 12 22 Livingston, Mt Timber Fire Pic 1
Danielle Babcox 9 12 22 Livingston, Mt Timber Fire Pic 1
Danielle Babcox 9 12 22 Livingston, Mt Timber Fire Pic 1
Danielle Babcox 9 12 22 Livingston, Mt Timber Fire Pic 1
Careers & Education

2022 Combination Fire Department Run Survey

March 6, 2023
Firehouse, the IAFC, and the NVFC have compiled the 13th annual Combination Fire Department Run Survey, featuring statistics on apparatus, budgets, membership, and fire and EMS...
Photos by Burton, SC, Fire Department
Firefighters attend a school event/dinner intended to unite the school’s families and community.
Firefighters attend a school event/dinner intended to unite the school’s families and community.
Firefighters attend a school event/dinner intended to unite the school’s families and community.
Firefighters attend a school event/dinner intended to unite the school’s families and community.
Firefighters attend a school event/dinner intended to unite the school’s families and community.
Community Risk Reduction

Community Risk Reduction: Successful CRR: The Long Game

March 6, 2023
Daniel Byrne explains how going beyond the conventional community risk reduction mentality makes a department a daily valued service, which is needed for long-term change.
All photos by Tom W. Shand
Fire departments that perform final inspections should provide time to conduct operational testing of the fire pump, the aerial device and other components, such as the generator and foam system. Aerial devices should include review of the collision-avoidance and override systems.
Fire departments that perform final inspections should provide time to conduct operational testing of the fire pump, the aerial device and other components, such as the generator and foam system. Aerial devices should include review of the collision-avoidance and override systems.
Fire departments that perform final inspections should provide time to conduct operational testing of the fire pump, the aerial device and other components, such as the generator and foam system. Aerial devices should include review of the collision-avoidance and override systems.
Fire departments that perform final inspections should provide time to conduct operational testing of the fire pump, the aerial device and other components, such as the generator and foam system. Aerial devices should include review of the collision-avoidance and override systems.
Fire departments that perform final inspections should provide time to conduct operational testing of the fire pump, the aerial device and other components, such as the generator and foam system. Aerial devices should include review of the collision-avoidance and override systems.
Apparatus

The Apparatus Architect: The Apparatus Industry: A Year in Review

March 6, 2023
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur provide valuable tips to department apparatus committees for countering an apparatus manufacturing sector that's changing seemingly daily.
Photo by Marc Hermann
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6 Marc Hermann 4 30 22 Manhattan, Ny Five Alarm Pic 4 Copy
6 Marc Hermann 4 30 22 Manhattan, Ny Five Alarm Pic 4 Copy
6 Marc Hermann 4 30 22 Manhattan, Ny Five Alarm Pic 4 Copy
6 Marc Hermann 4 30 22 Manhattan, Ny Five Alarm Pic 4 Copy
Careers & Education

A New Era for Firefighter Recruitment

March 6, 2023
Brendon Trayner advocates for fire department hiring that leans on private sector principles.
Photos by Jonathan Hall
An engine should be placed at the hydrant to maximize the available water.
An engine should be placed at the hydrant to maximize the available water.
An engine should be placed at the hydrant to maximize the available water.
An engine should be placed at the hydrant to maximize the available water.
An engine should be placed at the hydrant to maximize the available water.
Operations & Training

Engine Essentials: Achieving Defensive Fire Flows With Dual Supply Lines

March 6, 2023
Jonathan Hall urges engine companies to be sure that they are prepared to rapidly and effectively complete water supply operations at more complex incidents.
Photo courtesy of Philips North America
EMS providers can stream vitals, waveforms and images in real time to nurses and doctors at the hospital/in the emergency room via the Tempus ALS monitor.
EMS providers can stream vitals, waveforms and images in real time to nurses and doctors at the hospital/in the emergency room via the Tempus ALS monitor.
EMS providers can stream vitals, waveforms and images in real time to nurses and doctors at the hospital/in the emergency room via the Tempus ALS monitor.
EMS providers can stream vitals, waveforms and images in real time to nurses and doctors at the hospital/in the emergency room via the Tempus ALS monitor.
EMS providers can stream vitals, waveforms and images in real time to nurses and doctors at the hospital/in the emergency room via the Tempus ALS monitor.
Tech & Comm

Optimizing Communication With Hospitals

March 6, 2023
Kristen Wade explains how EMS providers' adoption of advanced hardware and software has improved the chances of better outcomes for patients.