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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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June 24, 2016

Save the Date! A webcast on Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure, with Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and guests is set for June 27. Register now for this incredible event, sponsored by Globe. Details HERE

Plexiglas is becoming a popular material for boarding up abandoned structures. Firefighters in Fresno are experiencing it HERE. What about your area?

What's in your standpipe rack? On High-Rise Operations we have a video series of what Dallas Fire-Rescue is using HERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

100 Structures Destroyed in California Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)Residents choking on smoke fled a wildfire that tore through mountain communities and burned dozens of homes to the ground in California's southern Sierra Nevada, authorities said Friday. 

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Prioritizing and Managing Hazards 

$subtitles.get($x)You have been assigned to serve as the safety officer during a technical rescue involving an individual trapped in a sand silo. While you have been trained as an incident safety officer and a rescue technician and are aware of standard practices, you are required to develop and document a risk assessment that prioritizes risks based on the operations. 

Buttons, Belt Loops, and Barn Doors 

$subtitles.get($x)It is quite distracting to have an instructor take the podium with a noticeable miscue in his wardrobe. Unevenly buttoned shirts, missed belt loops, and-the most embarrassing-an open fly are sure to catch an observant audience member’s attention and become a distraction and possibly create quite a stir. 

California Helmet Cam 

$subtitles.get($x)San Bernardino City Fire video shows a clear view of the interior as companies hit fire in the attic.  See More Videos

Photos: Los Angeles Route 2 Brush Fire 

$subtitles.get($x)Firefighters use a helicopter to douse a fire near California State Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway. See More Galleries

AFOWE: What is Aggressive? 

$subtitles.get($x)Aggressiveness just doesn’t show up one day, it is an indoctrination. What I have found is that departments that haven’t been aggressive and now want to be, struggle. Training is the key attribute to being an aggressive department. Your culture and attitude and thus, your behavior is determined a great deal by how you train. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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