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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fire Engineering

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John K. Murphy     

Year in Review

John K. Murphy looks at some of the legal issues firefighters faced in 2014.
William Knight    

The RIT Reality

William Knight digs a little deeper into the concept of "proactive RIT."

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Joe Pronesti     

Transom Windows

An oft-forgotten modern fire behavior danger lurks in legacy constructed buildings, Joe Pronesti writes.
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Chris Willis     

Resolution Time

Chris Willis on making the commitment to become a better firefighter.

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P.J. Norwood     

Ventilation Factors

P.J. Norwood on how building features that firefighters have no control of impact the fireground.
Art Goodrich     

A Deadly December

Art Goodrich reflects on a tragic month for the fire service 15 years ago.

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WFOX (WAWS-Syndi)
Dec. 31, 2014. 07:34 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Fire & Rescue put out a house fire at West 5th Street near Myrtle Avenue on the Northside.

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This Training Guide should be mandatory reading for every firefighter. The information is of unparalleled importance. If a firefighter does not understand the limitations of his personal protective equipment, then he is at tremendous risk and places his entire company at tremendous risk. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment should be the first field-oriented training a firefighter receives. J. Randall Lawson does an outstanding job describing the effect that heat has on gear and how the unprepared and uneducated firefighter can be burned.
The care and maintenance of gear is critical to its performance. Every firefighter should understand and be able to do a basic inspection of his gear and should be required to perform the inspection regularly. Gear should be routinely cleaned, inspected, and repaired when necessary. Mitch Lopez provides an excellent explanation of the NFPA 1851 standard and how to make that standard a reality for your organization.
The purchase of personal protective clothing is arguably one of the most critical functions an officer can be responsible for. Knowing how gear works, the different layers of gear, and the types of layers on the market requires diligent and comprehensive research. Many factors come into play in the selection of the appropriate gear, and Andrew Pompe provides the direction every officer needs who is delegated this incredibly important function.
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