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America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter is in Suburban Philly; Identified in The Daily Beast

Fire Daily’s 360 Burn of the Fire Webs::  If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter. Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often:  Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires.  What ...more

Compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks explode during truck fire

From time to time, hazards that we may have previously recognized as low-frequency encounters become something we are much more likely to face on a fire or other emergency response. Technology or culture evolves. A particular process or type of equipment becomes more prevalent in society. And we get to deal with that. While the ...more

Three Minutes

“Engine 10 to Rescue 1, heroin overdose, we’re working him now.” “Rescue 1, received the message, eta three minutes.” A few years ago, the patient would have been dead by the time we arrived. Instead, the fire companies in Providence and most places now are Advanced Life Support equipped. Three minutes is a lifetime. A ...more

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NIST/Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure San Francisco, CA

NIST/Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure San Francisco, CA
Buildingsonfire Lessons from the Fireground - NIST/Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure San Francisco, CA On June 2, 2011, a fire in a multi-level, wood-frame residential ...more

The Les Lukert Winter Conference-NSFSI

The Les Lukert Winter Conference 25th Annual Conference Presented by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors (NSFSI) You won't want to miss this conference. The color of your helmet doesn't matter ...more

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer...MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer...MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY! Joe Pronesti Captain Joe Pronesti Guest Columnist TheFireOfficer.com It’s a new year and in many fire departments across America ...more

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON PROMOTION

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON PROMOTION Warren Cersley Chief Warren Cersley Guest Columnist TheFireOfficer.com     The teletypes would start to click and in all fire houses across the city and the watch person would announce that ...more

Shiners, Whiners and Recliners: Profiling Today’s Fire Service

Shiners, Whiners and Recliners: Profiling Today’s Fire Service The Chief's Trumpet Chief Doug Cline The Chief's Trumpet I have heard a lot of analogies over my career about the fire service like “You ...more

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