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August 19, 2016

The FDIC 2017 Scholarship nominations are now open. Send that deserving firefighter from your department to the largest training show around. Details HERE.

Speaking of FDIC, register now for an upcoming webcast on Positive Pressure Attack. Chief Chris Garcia will present the details in this event sponsored by Ventry Solutions, Inc.

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

More Californians Refuse to Evacuate Despite Wildfires 

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Within hours, towering, fast-moving flames had ravaged pine forests near the California ski town of Wrightwood — but only half of its more than 4,500 residents had heeded mandatory evacuation orders. 

Command and Leadership: Fighting Fire with Data 

$subtitles.get($x)Under pressure to keep response times from increasing further, we knew we couldn’t drive faster, nor could we just build more stations or add additional units without significant investment in terms of both funds and time. 

Fire History: Essex Falls, Massachusetts 

$subtitles.get($x)One hundred firefighters scrambled to get three streams into operation. Using 850 feet of hose with 11⁄8 -inch nozzles, two hand tubs, and a ladder truck, the battle commenced. 

Staten Island Six-Alarm Fire 

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FDNY works on a fire that extended into seven structures on Benzinger Avenue. See More Videos

Gallery: Maywood, Illinois 3-11 

$subtitles.get($x)A working fire at 304 S 5th Avenue. (Steve Redick photo) 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. 

Keep the Saws Running 

$subtitles.get($x)To my knowledge, very few people really incorporate this topic in their saw 101 curriculum. It’s something so basic but the student feedback I get states it is much wanted/needed and the students really enjoyed getting their hands dirty. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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