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
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."
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.
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
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