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The Atlantic; Fire On The Mountain. One Year Out From The Loss of The Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Author Brian Mockenhaupt writing for The Atlantic offers a detailed review of the tragic loss of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots on the Yarnell Hill Fire June 30, 2013. Mockenhaupt’s Fire On The Mountain is a long read offering details of the fire and conditions on the ground and air leading up to […]

Detroit Fire Commissioner – Let Some Buildings Burn To The Ground

I might take the policy a step further. Put the 10,000 abandoned homes designated for demolition on a list and have the fire department identify all the structures on the list that could be burned safely.

"The Noodle" Should Get The Can. 'Disabled' L.A. Firefighter Moonlighting As MMA Fighter

L.A. city firefighter Rafael Davis was caught moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter, under the name “The Noodle:
The 35-year-old was arrested at his Lomita home at 9 a.m. this morning on suspicion of insurance fraud

What Constitutes Retired – Disabled?

Cliff Stabner, a 55-year-old city firefighter who retired in 2003 with a three-quarter disability pension of $95,000 annually, has surfaced as a member of the fire rescue team responding to crashes at Dover International Speedway in Delaware

Guest Post – Flashovers Are Occurring More Frequently. Know How To Be Prepared!

Flashovers kill more firefighters than anything else and what’s worse than that shocking piece of information is that flashovers are happening more frequently than ever before.

Move Over America Law In Effect In California

Make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck, or Department of Transportation vehicle, with due regard for safety and traffic conditions, if practicable and not prohibited by law.

Guest Post; Recent Studies Showing Health Risks For Firefighters

Researchers have found that firefighters are often at a higher risk in developing testicular cancer,lymphoma, prostate cancer, and myeloma than the normal population.

Fire Captain Says Lack Of Personnel Reason He broke His Back

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We were trained never to climb a ladder without someone footing it.

Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 2007-2009 (Report)

I was surprised to find that only one (1) firefighter died from a burnover in the past three years. Aviation related accidents claim the most lives (16) and heart attacks killed ten (10) wildland firefighters between 2007 and 2009.

Guest Post: How Does Your Department Track Training?

Of the approximately 315,000 users on TRAIN, 31,515 identify their primary job role as “Emergency Responder.”