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Friday, July 15, 2016

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July 15, 2016

NIOSH Report: FDNY Lieutenant Overcome by Fire Conditions - Read the just-released details on the investigation into a fatal high-rise fire that claimed the life of a ladder company officer.

Your safety and operational effectiveness depends on understanding how radio communications technology works. Take a look at this and various recommendations from the USFA in Guide for Fire Service Radio Communications.

Two more on-duty deaths were announced this week. One in Wisconsin and the other in Illinois. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and departments mourning their loss.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Nevada Man Killed Detonating a Car Bomb 

$subtitles.get($x)FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents joined Nevada Department of Public Safety, state fire officials and other investigators at the scene. 

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Command and Leadership: Moving the Line 

$subtitles.get($x)In the field of training and education, we have established multiple stepping stones and building blocks that help us define what we know. In the field of education, we have degrees. In the field of training, we have certificates. These are essential. 

Firefighting Operations: Roll-Down Gates, Part 2 

$subtitles.get($x)The combination of a roll-down gate secured with multiple high-security locks can pose a significant entry problem for responding firefighters. Having a general knowledge of the locks being used and how best to defeat them will improve your ability to make entry in an efficient and a timely manner. 

Wrigley Field Hosts an Active Shooter Drill 

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Chicago Cubs and several city departments participated in the emergency drill. See More Videos

Cold Springs Fire Hotspots 

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A firefighter works to put out a hotspot in the burn area of the wildfire that broke out Saturday in Boulder County, Colo., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. More people evacuated by the wildfire near Nederland are being allowed back home. See More Galleries

2017 Fire PPE Symposium Call for Presentations 

$subtitles.get($x)F.I.E.R.O., host of the Fire PPE Symposium, is looking for cutting edge presentations for the 2017 symposium. We are looking for presenters and presentations that will help us create a conference that engages, challenges and educates the fire service in all things related to fire PPE. 

Rescuing Providence: Speak Your Mind, Not Your Heart 

$subtitles.get($x)Freedom of speech does not give us the right to threaten bodily harm. That is grounds for dismissal. We can voice our opinions all day long as long as nobody is threatened by our words.  Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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