Venting a commercial fire structure is very different than doing so on a residential structure. In his Truck Company Operations column, Mike Dugan walks you through the everything from how to best assess the roof conditions to selecting the right tool for the job and more.
The wildland/urban interface (WUI) is in a constant state of flux, both geographically and on paper.
Although KME's Force 1500 ARFF apparatus appears quite futuristic in nature, it's clear that a lot of great engineering went into the design of this vehicle. Bob Vaccaro explains how KME got into the ARFF business and evaluates some of its design features.
In the last two decades we’ve learned, either voluntarily or by force, to multitask. Most jobs require it, and many of our families demand it. But are we effective when we multitask?
Scott Cook addresses the firefighter who's stuck with a company officer they don't respect. He notes that while the firefighter may have a legitimate beef, they also have an obligation to respect the officer and make the best of the situation--or document it and come up with a solution.
FireRescue recognizes 10 innovative training props
Incidents involving children are often one of the most difficult types of incidents firefighters can respond to.ÃÂ¿Harold Schapelhouman takes a vivid look back at the Our Lady of Angels Fire, which killed 92 schoolchildren and three teachers. He points out the flaws in school buildings and safety codes that still exist today, and asks everyone to become better prepared for the sake of their community's children.
Patented design keeps hot exhaust from endangering operating personnel and the public
"Real deal" safety must be a part of everything we do--it can't be assigned to a separate sector.
Harold Schapelhouman continues his discussion on the Our Lady of Angels Fire, which killed 92 children and three teachers, reminding all firefighters that to be truly effective at their job, they must never stop learning or striving to improve their skills.