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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fire Engineering

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The Ventilation Revolution

New information brings new understanding, Mark Cotter writes.
Frank Viscuso     

Culture Creators vs. Yes Men

Frustrated workers are often misunderstood. More times than not, they are the people who care the most, says Frank Viscuso.
Doug Mitchell     

Student or Master

Is it even possible to attain "mastery" of firefighting? Doug Mitchell has the Sunday Preach.
     

The Old Stuff

"Someday, in the blink of an eye, it will be the time to look back and to reflect on what you did with your life." A new one from Warren Cersley. 
Grant Schwalbe     

Modified FDNY High-Rise Load

Grant Schwalbe discusses how his department revamped its high-rise setups and bundles.
Nicholas Papa     

Combating Vertical Fire Extension

Nicholas Papa has an incident report that underscores the need to be versatile when confronted with various challenges on the fireground.
Doug Cline     

The Gift

Doug Cline challenges you to understand and never neglect to use your gifts, especially when it comes to your fire service mission.

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TRAINING GUIDES

Understanding Fireground Threats, Risks, and PPE

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

What Would You Do? Vacant Storefront

The fire occurs in vacant storefront building near downtown. It occurs at 8:45 am. on a Wednesday. What type of initial fire attack strategy would you use? Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.

FDIC INTERNATIONAL

FDIC International is April 18-23, 2016.
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FIREFIGHTER ARTICLES

Ohio Senate Votes to Recognize Firefighters' Cancer Cases as on-the-job Illnesses

Legislation that would make it easier for firefighters to access benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation when they are diagnosed with cancer cleared the Ohio Senate Wednesday in a nearly unanimous vote. 

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Corbett's Trivia: Cancer and the Fire Service

What two significant fires in the ‘70s/early ‘80s underscored the connection between toxicity on the fireground and firefighter cancer?

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