Your firefighters have dedicated their lives to protecting their communities. Is your agency properly recognizing them as they head into retirement? Read more from Billy W. Scearce, Jr.
In this firefighting basics piece, Mark van der Feyst reviews the basic elements of elevated master streams for truck company operations.
The fire service has made many strides over the years in technology, but the ability to track firefighters inside structures still eludes us.
P.J. Norwood and Mike Mather discuss the value of obtaining a rescue watercraft for fire agencies.
Performing a fire company building recon can open a firefighter’s eyes and thought process as to how a specific building will react. Jack Murphy on getting line firefighters into the process.
Joe Pronesti looks at some of the interior considerations firefighters need to make note of when dealing with legacy buildings.
Structured procedures diminish risk significantly and prevent deviance. Mike Hudson discusses developing a rescue watercraft checklist procedure for motorized craft.
The ability of first-arriving officers to rapidly assess the scene and set an initial action plan into motion will have a tremendous effect on incident outcome.
Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the common hazards firefighters may encounter while performing searches.
Brian F. McQueen writes that we must educate our firefighters about the post-traumatic stress that is related to an occupational cancer diagnosis.