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July 20, 2016

Today's Humpday Hangout discussed the tragic attack on police officers in Dallas with a Dallas PD sergeant and a Dallas Fire Rescue battalion chief. One hour wasn't enough for all the topics covered. Listen to the show HERE.

We saw another skyscraper fire in Dubai. This one took place in a residential high-rise. You can see the photos HERE on

Seattle captain Mike Gagliano discusses the value of an in-building SCBA air supply system in the first of three articles HERE.

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New Wildfires Burn in Wyoming 

A larger blaze has burned about 12 square miles in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and closed U.S. 191/189, a highway heavily used by travelers heading across Interstate 80 to visit Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. 

History: The Black Tom Explosion 

$subtitles.get($x)Before he even heard the blast, Fire Chief Roger Boyle felt himself lifted into the air, blown right out of his boots and up into a sky the color of pitch. He knew he was in midair, propelled by an apparent explosion. 

Command and Leadership: Philosophy and Fact 

$subtitles.get($x)Cultures exist either by design or by chance. Unfortunately, in the American fire service, the latter is the norm. If we ever hope to eliminate the bad events that are caused by bad habits, or by questionable accepted practices, we must implement change and initiate a culture modification process. 

Indiana Fire Chief Struggles with Occupant in House Fire 

One person dead, another injured in Lawrenceburg house fire. See More Videos

Photos: Baghdad Bombing Inferno 

$subtitles.get($x)It was the city's deadliest bombing since the Iraq war began 13 years ago, a grim distinction made all the more tragic by details of the immediate aftermath of the bombing given to the Associated Press by a half dozen survivors and witnesses. See More Galleries

Magirus Equips Hungary Fire Departments with New Ladder Trucks 

$subtitles.get($x)In the future, the turntable ladders with a working height of 32 metres will support fire departments in several Hungarian cities during fire-fighting operations. 

Rescuing Providence: Document, Document, Document! 

Somebody, I think it was a former EMS Chief once told me, “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen.” I was probably trying to talk my way out of one situation or another, and he was letting me know that all the spoken words add up to a pile of nothing when being accused of something.  Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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