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August 17, 2016

This week's Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout looked at the role of the dispatch center. Watch it HERE and take a look at our articles inside about dispatchers and the role of the emergency operations center.

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

Massive California Wildfire Drives Thousands from Homes, Traps Firefighters 

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Six firefighters were briefly trapped by flames at a home where the occupants had refused to leave, forcing the crew to protect the house, fire officials said. "We were fully engulfed in smoke," county firefighter Cody Anderson told KCBS-TV. "It was really hard just to see your hand in front of your face." 

Safety and Health: Breathing On Borrowed Time 

$subtitles.get($x)To simplify, when performing strenuous work, you will eventually reach your VO2 max, at which point you will no longer be able to work any harder. This value is considered one of the best assessments of cardiorespiratory fitness in the fitness industry. 

Firefighting Operations: Air Management 

$subtitles.get($x)We wanted to show that air management was more than just getting out before your low-air-alarm activation-we wanted personnel to internalize the importance of why. 

LAFD "Girls Camp" 

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Dream big. That was the message to young women Saturday at the LAFD's first-ever Girls Camp. See More Videos

Gallery: Bluecut Fire 

$subtitles.get($x)Flames erupt on a hillside alongside one of the main rail routes connecting Southern California with points north and east as a wildfire rages out of control in Cajon Pass north of Devore, Calif.. (Doug Saunders/The Sun via AP) See More Galleries

Breathe Clean Air In Your Station! 

$subtitles.get($x)Protect yourself and others from exposure to hazardous diesel exhaust fumes in the station. Our products are simple-to-use, safe, and built with a high-tolerance design. 

Jumpseat Training: Failure is "GOOD" 

$subtitles.get($x)“Don’t get all bummed out, don’t get all startled or frustrated. If you can say the word Good, that means your still alive.” “Dust off, reload, recalibrate, and re-engage” “Go out on the attack” Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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