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Monday, May 23, 2016

Fire Engineering

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The Halligan Bar

AB Turenne takes a closer look at this classic, versatile tool.
     

Moving Products

In the fifth installment of his series on ventilation, Mark Cotter looks at effective ventilation techniques.
Jonathan Brumley     

Every Section Matters

Jonathan Brumley on three things to look for in your hoselines that may spell trouble on the fireground.
Jeremy Rebok     

The Precise and Accurate Debate

There is no blanket approach to our profession, writes Jeremy Rebok.
     

Strong Winds and Undercurrents

Do politics belong in our fire service discussions? Art Goodrich offers some perspective.
David Polikoff     

Garden Apartments

Fighting fires in garden apartments presents some unique challenges to firefighters. Read more from David Polikoff.
Lou Comenale     

To Stretch Or Not to Stretch?

Lou Comenale has some thoughts on "marginal structure jobs" or "smoke scares."

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KRDO ABC 13 Colorado Spri
May. 21, 2016. 12:03 AM EST
Friends, family, and coworkers gathered in Falcon Friday evening to remember the life of Daryl Ritz, who was killed late Monday night.

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Understanding Fireground Threats, Risks, and PPE

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FIREFIGHTER ARTICLES

Foss Lake Fire 30 Percent Contained

Crews are working from the ground and air to contain a prescribed fire that escaped from its containment lines in the Superior National Forest west of Ely on Thursday afternoon.

FDIC WEBCASTS

May 17: Construction Concerns: Modern Materials
June 14: Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service (Sponsored by FIRE DEX)
June 28: Standpipe Operations (Sponsored by Key Fire Hose)
July 19: Reading Smoke
August 9: SCBA Bootcamp: a Firefighter’s Survival School
September 8: 105 Tactical Extrication Tips in 105 Minutes
October 4: Tactical Thermal Imaging: the First Level of Fire Attack (Sponsored by Avon Protection)

November 15: Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care (Sponsored by Zoll)
December 6: Improving Fireground Operations with Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics
Jan. 10, 2017: Bruno and Norman “Unplugged”
Feb. 7, 2017: Leadership Panel on Firefighter Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery
Mar. 14, 2017: Rules of Engagement for Positive-Pressure Attack
April 11, 2017: They Are Us: Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival

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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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