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Friday, July 22, 2016

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July 22, 2016

First responders once again rush towards another suspected terror attack this time in Munich, Germany. You can read the latest HERE.

The heat is on everywhere and not just in the fire building. Read Tips for Effective Fireground Rehab and Implementing Work Cycles & Rehab on the Fireground to make sure your crews are taken care of.

Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Photos, Videos: Investigators Seek Cause of Boston Six-Alarm Fire 

$subtitles.get($x)The fire began at approximately 1:45 p.m. in the rear of a four-story duplex on Bunker Hill Street. The fire quickly extended upward via the rear decks and into similar structures nearby. Ladder Company 9 ordered a second-alarm upon arrival. 

Command and Leadership: In Command and Out of Control 

$subtitles.get($x)You are now at a level in the organization where you can no longer do things yourself. Now your focus has to be on establishing intent, building teams, delegating, and serving more as a project manager than a hands-on doer. 

Prevention and Education: Updating NFIRS 

$subtitles.get($x)I am hardly an expert, but I do know that some of the information we need for successful prevention planning is either not collected in NFIRS or is in non-mandatory fields that are nearly always overlooked. 

HighRise Bizarre Jobs and Lessons Learned 

$subtitles.get($x)One fire in particular, which we referred to as “The Dog Bone Fire,” was a master class in the challenges of fighting fire in a large warehouse structure. We learned a lot about managing building contents and materials, hazard assessment, cold smoke issues, darkness, air management, ventilation, command and control, and more. 

Queens Box 4519 Five-Alarm Fire 

Numerous companies work at this fire on College Point Boulevard. See More Videos

Photos: Fire Destroys Utah Homes 

$subtitles.get($x)High winds pushed a northern Utah brush fire out of a field and into a neighborhood, destroying at least 10 homes in trailer park. See More Galleries

AFOWE: Setting Expectations 

$subtitles.get($x)This podcast addresses only three components of setting expectations for your members. It is really one of the most important things you need to do as a newly promoted officer, or if you are trying to gain control of a division, shift or crew.  Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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