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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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National Stair Climb and Fire Escape, LODD Lessons View online | August 10, 2016 |  Forward to a Friend
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August 10, 2016

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

California’s Biggest Wildfire Continues to Grow 

$subtitles.get($x)A 20-day-old wildfire near California's Big Sur coast has grown to more than 107 square miles, but authorities say fire activity has been minimal and it remains 50 percent contained Wednesday. 

Management and Leadership: Beyond "Normal" 

$subtitles.get($x)You may be qualified to put fires out, but you are no more qualified to design and spec apparatus than a pilot is to spec an airplane. Have input? Of course. So, fix that committee issue, and make sure that people who understand weight, pump design, chassis, and transmissions on fire apparatus are helping you along the way. 

Firefighting Operations: Air Management 

$subtitles.get($x)The company officer must make it clear that he will not tolerate his firefighters dying of work-related cancer stemming from breathing in carcinogenic smoke. He must convey the importance of the reserve air supply. That reserve air supply is only there for your worst day. 

Bad Hydrant in Fire That Injured FDNY Firefighters 

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Officials say more than 170 firefighters responded to the fire which broke out in a two-story building on East 235th Street in Wakefield See More Videos

Gallery: Indiana Apartment Fire 

$subtitles.get($x)Firefighters were able to search six of the eight units. (Columbus Fire Department photo) See More Galleries

Oshkosh Delivers Its 100th Snozzle High-Reach Extendable Turret to Tucson International Airport 

$subtitles.get($x)Oshkosh continues to invest in the Snozzle HRET to keep it at the leading edge of firefighting technology. Recent advancements include integrating the electronic control system for easier troubleshooting, faster servicing, and enhanced reliability. 

Chicago Fire Wire: Houseboat Fire Video 

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Video of a unique and interesting house fire. The unique part is that this house is a house boat. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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