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Monday, May 2, 2016

Fire Engineering

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Doug Mitchell     

'Stats, What Do We Do with Them?'

The stats tell a story. Doug Mitchell brings you the Sunday Preach.
John K. Murphy     

Cyberbullying

Do not let the lessons from the death of Firefighter Nicole Mittendorff fade away into obscurity, John K. Murphy writes.
     

EVENT Reporting: Time To Pull the Plug?

Is it time to pull the plug on the EMS version of a very successful aviation system? A new commentary from Mike McEvoy.

Isaac Frazier     

Extrication: The Hinge Debate

To cut or spread the hinges? Isaac Frazier weighs in.
David Rhodes     

Not Everyone Makes It Home

David Rhodes looks back 10 years later on the development of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives.
Nicholas Papa     

The Four Tenets of Tactical Ventilation: Deliberate

Every fireground decision we make will, in some way, directly impact the course of the incident. Nicholas Papa has part two of his ventilation series.
     

Pushing the 'Reset' Button

Feeling overwhelmed? Joseph Kitchen has 10 ways that firefighters can get recharged.

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WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TN
May. 02, 2016. 06:37 AM EST
Alexandria Adams has details on the robbery Sunday

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TRAINING GUIDES

Understanding Fireground Threats, Risks, and PPE

There have arguably been fewer collections of material more sentinel to the evolution of safer firefighting and firefighter health/wellness than the three pieces presented in this Fire-Dex-sponsored training digest. Understanding the increased risk associated with the off-gassing of PPE post firefighting presents several opportunities to evolve our postfire activities and reduce toxic exposure. Gaining a greater understanding of how our PPE specification may be contributing to heat stress is critical to future modifications, designs, and fabric choices. Understanding heat stress as it relates to cardiovascular risks provides critical insight into prefire, firefighting, and postfire activities.  
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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.

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FIREFIGHTER ARTICLES

Firefighters Rescue Residents at Albany (NY) Row house Fire

Last week, firefighters responded to a row house fire in Albany, New York, that necessitated the rescue of several residents. Sidewinder Photography shared some shots from the scene of the fire, as well as the incident report below.

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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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