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    The September issue of Firehouse Magazine is highlighted by the 2022 Michael O. McNamee Awards of Valor and the 2022 Thomas Carr Community Service Awards. The issue also includes feature articles on community risk reduction, DEI, placing a new apparatus into service, a Firehouse Expo preview and the a top 5 approach to post-incident analysis.
    Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
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    Lloyd Mitchell 7 9 23 Brooklyn Ny House Fire Pic 1 (8979)
    Lloyd Mitchell 7 9 23 Brooklyn Ny House Fire Pic 1 (8979)
    Lloyd Mitchell 7 9 23 Brooklyn Ny House Fire Pic 1 (8979)
    Lloyd Mitchell 7 9 23 Brooklyn Ny House Fire Pic 1 (8979)
    Careers & Education

    2022 Valor & Community Service Awards

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Firehouse is pleased to announce the honorees in the 2022 Firehouse Magazine Valor Awards.
    Photo by Scott Carnahan
    In the process of carrying out a Milwaukee cut, a firefighter on each of two roof ladders starts by cutting an approximately four-foot vertical seam that runs parallel to each ladder beam that’s closest to the hole location.
    In the process of carrying out a Milwaukee cut, a firefighter on each of two roof ladders starts by cutting an approximately four-foot vertical seam that runs parallel to each ladder beam that’s closest to the hole location.
    In the process of carrying out a Milwaukee cut, a firefighter on each of two roof ladders starts by cutting an approximately four-foot vertical seam that runs parallel to each ladder beam that’s closest to the hole location.
    In the process of carrying out a Milwaukee cut, a firefighter on each of two roof ladders starts by cutting an approximately four-foot vertical seam that runs parallel to each ladder beam that’s closest to the hole location.
    In the process of carrying out a Milwaukee cut, a firefighter on each of two roof ladders starts by cutting an approximately four-foot vertical seam that runs parallel to each ladder beam that’s closest to the hole location.
    Ventilation

    Truck Tactics: Ventilation Techniques for Steep Roofs

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Zachary Brown instructs on how to vertically ventilate a steeply pitched roof from an aerial, from one roof ladder and from two roof ladders.
    Photos by Kate Herin
    As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
    As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
    As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
    As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
    As an individual, a company or an organization develops, opportunities for growth become more fine-tuned. In fact, some might bristle at the degree of scrutiny, but efficiencies on the fireground emerge out of the fine details.
    Operations & Training

    The Top 5 Approach to Post-Incident Analysis

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Brian Gettemeier explains why a Top 5 list helps the effectiveness of the often misapplied examination of an incident.
    Evt Of The Year Logo Final
    Evt Of The Year Logo Final
    Evt Of The Year Logo Final
    Evt Of The Year Logo Final
    Evt Of The Year Logo Final
    Careers & Education

    For the Record 9/23

    Sept. 11, 2023
    This year is the 20th anniversary of the Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year awards program.
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    Sep 23 First Due Author Pic
    Sep 23 First Due Author Pic
    Sep 23 First Due Author Pic
    Sep 23 First Due Author Pic
    Careers & Education

    First Due: The Bond and Commitment of Brotherhood

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Steven Horton explains how one of the most horrific events in his life has paved the way to something immensely positive.

    More content from September 2023

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    Careers & Education

    Firehouse Expo: Beyond the Fireground

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Firehouse Expo shines in its presentation of strategy and tactics and hands-on training, but its value also includes relatable intelligence to evolve one’s mindset for optimum...
    Matt Zmuda
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    Matt Zmuda 6 16 23 Novi, Mi House Fire Pic 3
    Matt Zmuda 6 16 23 Novi, Mi House Fire Pic 3
    Matt Zmuda 6 16 23 Novi, Mi House Fire Pic 3
    Matt Zmuda 6 16 23 Novi, Mi House Fire Pic 3
    Operations & Training

    Hot Shots 9/23

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Novi, MI, firefighters arrived to find heavy fire throughout the attic space of a 6,600-square-foot, single-family dwelling.
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Joh Salka
    Leadership

    The Fire Scene: Company Officers Are the Quarterback

    Sept. 11, 2023
    John J. Salka Jr. reminds company members and higher-level department officials what to expect of lieutenants and captains.
    Photos by Victorian Simmons
    Measuring and improving the programmatic elements of the community risk reduction model allows departments to deliver coherent and accountable business needs to elected officials, city/county/borough leadership and the community.
    Measuring and improving the programmatic elements of the community risk reduction model allows departments to deliver coherent and accountable business needs to elected officials, city/county/borough leadership and the community.
    Measuring and improving the programmatic elements of the community risk reduction model allows departments to deliver coherent and accountable business needs to elected officials, city/county/borough leadership and the community.
    Measuring and improving the programmatic elements of the community risk reduction model allows departments to deliver coherent and accountable business needs to elected officials, city/county/borough leadership and the community.
    Measuring and improving the programmatic elements of the community risk reduction model allows departments to deliver coherent and accountable business needs to elected officials, city/county/borough leadership and the community.
    Community Risk Reduction

    A Coherent Pathway to the 21st Century Fire Service

    Sept. 11, 2023
    James Hempstead and Thomas Huntington explain how integrated risk reduction creates opportunities to build public and political trust that the basic tenets of CRR can't.
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    Sep 23 Volunteer View Author Pic
    Sep 23 Volunteer View Author Pic
    Sep 23 Volunteer View Author Pic
    Sep 23 Volunteer View Author Pic
    Operations & Training

    Volunteer View: Proper Planning of Aid Agreements

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Justin Bailey explains the six keys to establishing a mutual aid/automatic aid agreement.
    Five repetitions of three or four movements serve as a good warm-up to a crew workout.
    Five repetitions of three or four movements serve as a good warm-up to a crew workout.
    Five repetitions of three or four movements serve as a good warm-up to a crew workout.
    Five repetitions of three or four movements serve as a good warm-up to a crew workout.
    Five repetitions of three or four movements serve as a good warm-up to a crew workout.
    Health & Fitness

    Health & Wellness: A Healthful Crew Culture with the Help of E.M.S.

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Aaron Zamzow's firefighter well-being acronym serves to remind members to be active, improve their diet and give themselves the best opportunity for the best sleep possible.
    Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis
    Leadership

    The Company Officer: Navigating Loss as a Leader

    Sept. 11, 2023
    By sharing his belief that leadership centers more on failure than success, Dr. Brett Ellis lays out the importance of handling frustration in leading members.
    Brandon Heggie
    Brandon Heggie
    Brandon Heggie
    Brandon Heggie
    Brandon Heggie
    EMS

    EMS: CPAP at the BLS Level

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Brandon Heggie explains why he is a completely committed proponent of the use of continuous positive airway pressure by EMT-Bs for patients who are suffering a ventilatory-based...
    Photos by Jake Hoffman
    Never stack more than two airbags unless the manufacturer of the airbags specifically allows it. If using different size airbags, always place the smaller airbag on top of the larger one.
    Never stack more than two airbags unless the manufacturer of the airbags specifically allows it. If using different size airbags, always place the smaller airbag on top of the larger one.
    Never stack more than two airbags unless the manufacturer of the airbags specifically allows it. If using different size airbags, always place the smaller airbag on top of the larger one.
    Never stack more than two airbags unless the manufacturer of the airbags specifically allows it. If using different size airbags, always place the smaller airbag on top of the larger one.
    Never stack more than two airbags unless the manufacturer of the airbags specifically allows it. If using different size airbags, always place the smaller airbag on top of the larger one.
    Technical Rescue

    Technical Rescue: Air Lifting Bag Tips and Tricks

    Sept. 11, 2023
    From the keys to conducting a lift with multiple air lifting bags, to making weight determinations, to everything in between, Jake Hoffman provides the information about using...
    Photos courtesy of the Howard County, MD, Department of Fire and Rescue Services
    Utilizing any/all opportunities to interact with the community helps to identify potential barriers and fosters a sense of trust and belonging.
    Utilizing any/all opportunities to interact with the community helps to identify potential barriers and fosters a sense of trust and belonging.
    Utilizing any/all opportunities to interact with the community helps to identify potential barriers and fosters a sense of trust and belonging.
    Utilizing any/all opportunities to interact with the community helps to identify potential barriers and fosters a sense of trust and belonging.
    Utilizing any/all opportunities to interact with the community helps to identify potential barriers and fosters a sense of trust and belonging.
    Community Risk Reduction

    Culturally Sensitive Call Response

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Keegan Tozaki explains approaches of the Howard County, MD, Department of Fire and Rescue Services to prioritize inclusivity, cultural competence and collaboration to help to ...
    All photos by Tom W. Shand
    Acceptance testing of a new aerial apparatus should include operational performance of the aerial device, pump and waterway both at the factory as well as during the factory orientation training after delivery to the department.
    Acceptance testing of a new aerial apparatus should include operational performance of the aerial device, pump and waterway both at the factory as well as during the factory orientation training after delivery to the department.
    Acceptance testing of a new aerial apparatus should include operational performance of the aerial device, pump and waterway both at the factory as well as during the factory orientation training after delivery to the department.
    Acceptance testing of a new aerial apparatus should include operational performance of the aerial device, pump and waterway both at the factory as well as during the factory orientation training after delivery to the department.
    Acceptance testing of a new aerial apparatus should include operational performance of the aerial device, pump and waterway both at the factory as well as during the factory orientation training after delivery to the department.
    Apparatus

    The Apparatus Architect: Placing a New Apparatus into Service

    Sept. 11, 2023
    Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur provide the definitive checklist for hastening a new rig's operational readiness once it comes off of the production floor.
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Peter Matthews
    Operations & Training

    As Firehouse Sees It: Paying Tribute

    Sept. 9, 2023
    Peter Matthews' congratulation of the individuals and the units that exhibited exceptional bravery in 2022 also provides useful reminders for response to future incidents.
    Fernando Villicana
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    Fernando Villicana 2 9 22 Orange Ca Foam Mfg Co Pic 3 647744b54c4d8
    Fernando Villicana 2 9 22 Orange Ca Foam Mfg Co Pic 3 647744b54c4d8
    Fernando Villicana 2 9 22 Orange Ca Foam Mfg Co Pic 3 647744b54c4d8
    Fernando Villicana 2 9 22 Orange Ca Foam Mfg Co Pic 3 647744b54c4d8
    Careers & Education

    National Run Survey 2022 - Part 4

    Sept. 1, 2023
    For the 42nd year, Firehouse shares and compares statistics for the career fire service. Part 4 of the Firehouse National Run Survey looks at Pay Scales & Staffing.