July 2024

The July issue of Firehouse includes feature articles on forcible entry, leadership and fire-based EMS, plus two special Firehouse Survey results, Mentoring in the Fire Service and part two of the National Run Survey.
Photos by Aaron Zamzow
Safety & Health

Health & Wellness: Essential Fitness Equipment for Firehouses

July 17, 2024
Aaron Zamzow explains how cash-strapped, size-constrained fire stations can facilitate functional workouts in ways other than via the purchase of exercise machines.
Photos by Nick Lehoux
Stations

Station Design: A Modular Fire Station

July 16, 2024
Matt Wittman tells the tale of the design, fabrication and construction of an interim firehouse that can change viewpoints across the fire service.
Operations & Training

The Fire Scene: The Control Firefighter

July 16, 2024
John J. Salka Jr. tells why no member should consider the position a lesser assignment.
Operations & Training

Hot Shots: Fire Scene Photos 7/24

July 15, 2024
First-arriving units in Bel Air, MD, found a well-involved attached garage with extension to the dwelling.
Leadership

Leadership Lessons: Creating an Organizational Vision: Playing the Long Game

July 15, 2024
Kristopher Blume tells how a department can entice energy, effort and resources and feed innovation via a well-crafted organizational vision.

More content from July 2024

Ken Morris
Careers & Education

Firehouse National Run Survey 2023 - Part 2

July 12, 2024
Part 2 of the Firehouse National Run Survey looks at Busiest Station, Busiest Chief, Busiest Heavy Rescue, Busiest Ambulance, Busiest Hazmat and Starting Pay Scales.
Photo by Victorian Simmons
EMS

EMS: How New Automobile Technology Affects Assessment and Treatment

July 12, 2024
Richard Bossert applies his experience as a board-certified vehicle rescue instructor to inform EMS providers and rescue technicians that MVA patient treatment and removal must...
Photos courtesy of Baltimore County, MD, Fire Department
Operations & Training

Close Calls: High-Speed Crash Slams Engine Company

July 11, 2024
Billy Goldfeder learned why members who were on scene of a medical emergency on an interstate came away relatively unscathed when their apparatus were struck by a separate passenger...
Photo by Sarah Lowe
Careers & Education

Firehouse Presents Mentoring in the Fire Service

July 11, 2024
Firehouse is proud to present the findings from our 2024 Mentoring in the Fire Service Survey.
Photo by Lorri Gardner/Columbus Fire Public Information Office
EMS

Enhancing Perceptual Skills and Simulation on a Budget

July 10, 2024
Janine Curcio and Josh Bryan give hands-on-useful tips for ways that EMS training can expose trainees to stressors that exist in the prehospital environment.
Photos by Jonathan Hall
Operations & Training

Engine Essentials: The Engine Officer’s 360

July 10, 2024
Jonathan Hall speaks to five particular elements of single-family dwellings as they relate to size-up and what they can mean as far as firefighter safety and strategies and tactics...
Careers & Education

First Due: Requiem for a Firefighter I Never Met

July 9, 2024
Ed Rush shares his story of attending the funeral of a fallen member as a way to remind everyone of important this tradition is.
Photo courtesy of Berks Weekly (https://berksweekly.com)
Leadership

Fire Chiefs: Building Relationships, Forging Partnerships

July 9, 2024
Jared Renshaw urges fire chiefs to get out of the office and into the community as much as possible, to ensure that no opportunity to increase the department's level of service...
Photo by Trevor James
Operations & Training

Window Features: Burglar Bars & Screens

July 8, 2024
Robert "RJ" James unlocks the fireground clues to removing devices that keep intruders out of homes and businesses, so victims and firefighters can get out.
Stations

As Firehouse Sees It: Fire Station Fires...It Can Happen to You

July 8, 2024
Peter Matthews informs fire chiefs and departments of the numerous complications that can emerge when firehouses aren't protected properly and, as a result, fire damages or destroys...