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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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There is an interesting twist in wildfire news today as scientists consider the effects of fire retardant on aquatic life HERE. Firefighters in Maryland were hindered in their search during a fatal house fire due to hoarding conditions. Learn more about this HERE.

Our featured video is of a mayday at a Pennsylvania house fire. Are your command officers prepared to respond to a mayday? Learn the details HERE.

Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Scientists Concerned Wildfire Retardant is Harmful to Aquatic Life 

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Most agree the chemical is not harmful - at least not to humans and other mammals - even though it can cause quite a mess. However, studies show it may be lethal to aquatic life in lakes, creeks or rivers. And more recently, scientists are concerned about lingering effects of retardant on trees and chaparral during the drought, which has made scarce the cleansing rains that can wash the chemicals away. 

Wildland: Making the Cut 

$subtitles.get($x)As a wildland firefighter and faller, I am frequently asked about chainsaws: Which ones are better? What bar length should I use? What kind of chain should I buy? What brand is really the best? 

Fireground Ops: More Than The "Routine" Incident 

$subtitles.get($x)Major, multiple-incident scenarios have happened before and are very likely to occur in the future. The fire service should already be good at handling the more routine “working” incidents. 

Mayday at Chambersburg House Fire 

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Nozzleman fell halfway through the floor during this house fire. See More Videos

Training: Commercial and Residential Fire Attack 

$subtitles.get($x)Because commercial buildings lack the compartmented features of a house, the fire has the potential to grow much faster. (Photo Chris Creighton) See More Galleries

Zico Unveils Mounting for Box Fans, PPV Fans and Other heavy Equipment 

$subtitles.get($x)Model QM-UVDM-1 features rugged aluminum framing and heavy-duty nylon straps with easy to operate plastic buckles. A wide range of adjustment options allows for a nice, tight fit inside the compartment, even with longer, taller, or otherwise oddly-shaped items. 

Rescuing Providence: When The Scene Just Isn't Safe 

$subtitles.get($x)Reduced public safety affects much more than the crime rate, or response times to burning buildings. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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