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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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National Stair Climb and Fire Escape, LODD Lessons View online | August 9, 2016 |  Forward to a Friend
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August 9, 2016

Join us Wed. at 1:00 p.m. EDT for this week's Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout. Bill Gustin and friends will be talking about power saw operations and safety HERE.

Registration is open for the NFFF 2nd Annual National Stair Climb. Find all the details here to register and climb - even if you can't make it to New York City - HERE.

Fireground tactics is our theme for August. What issues and challenges has your department faced in understanding the latest fire behavior research? Send your comments in an email so that we can share them in a later story.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Southern California Wildfire Triples in Size 

$subtitles.get($x)Firefighters aided by 16 aircraft battled flames that spread across nearly 10 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range east of Los Angeles. 

Firefighting Operations: HCN and CO in Firefighting and EMS 

$subtitles.get($x)My intention is to share with you some of what I’ve learned from my customers and multiple other sources as my company has investigated and developed hydrogen cyanide (HCN) metering equipment. 

Prevention and Education: Integrated Community Risk Reduction 

$subtitles.get($x)There are more things going on in Rochester than I can list here, but hopefully readers will get the point: ICRR is more than one thing. It integrates the emergency response and prevention capabilities into a more effective community safety strategy, which can be measured. 

Fire Training Aboard a Navy Destroyer 

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Naval Station Rota fire emergency services conducted an annual fire drill onboard destroyer USS Donald Cook to practice integration between the two parties in case of a ship fire emergency. See More Videos

Gallery: Crestline, California Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)A fire engine drives away from flames on the ridge, east of Silverwood Lake in Crestline, Calif. (Terry Peirson/The Press-Enterprise via AP) See More Galleries

South Carolina’s Horry County Fire Rescue Purchases Nine Pierce Enforcer Apparatus 

$subtitles.get($x)“With these new Enforcer apparatus, we are well into the process of standardizing our fleet, to develop vehicles as similar as possible for our firefighters and maintenance personnel,” said Joey Tanner, fire chief for Horry County Fire Rescue. 

Command Safety: Operational Safety on Fire Escapes 

$subtitles.get($x)When Firefighter Wheatley reached the roof, he lost his grip and fell 53 feet to the ground. Firefighter Wheatley landed on his feet and immediately dropped to the ground.. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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