- Tom's Trumpet. Brace, Tom // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p44
The author discusses aspects of a fire chief's job in relation to the media, noting that a careless act could ruin a fire department's public imag. He emphasizes the importance of giving accurate information considering that the fire service is subject to the same scrutiny which the media gives...
- The Total Quint Transformation. McElfish, Jack; Atkinson, Brannan // Public Management (00333611);Mar99, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p18
Highlights the innovative changes in the firefighting operation of Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Virginia. Information on Richmond's Total Quint Transformation; How this concept was developed; Plans of the department to reduce the number of companies; Summary of...
- Early morning fire shoots flames 30 feet into the air. // Grand Saline Sun (TX);1/27/0011, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on a house fire incident at Wolfe Street in Grand Saline, Texas, which blazed 30 feet into the air and endangering nearby homes, however, the fire was suppressed with the quick response from the Grand Saline Volunteer Fire Department.
- REKINDLES. Coleman, John (Skip); Lasky, Rick; Oliphant, Bob; Brennan, Tom; Schaper, Frank C.; Kreis, Steve; Hiraki, Ronald; Hollins, Leigh; Anderson, Larry // Fire Engineering;Aug2001, Vol. 154 Issue 8, p20
Presents views of firefighters on the occurrence of rekindles in fire departments in the United States. Causes of rekindles; Steps in eliminating rekindles; Disadvantages brought by rekindles.
- The more things change... Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Feb97, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p6
Editorial. Comments on the state of the fire service in the United States as of February 1997. Rate of firefighter in-line-of-duty deaths and injuries in the past two months; Comparison with safety figures from ten years ago; Efforts made to diversify fire departments to include emergency...
- It's about basics! Pressler, Bob // Fire Engineering;Apr98, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p22
Assesses the basic firefighting principles used by fire departments in the United States. Proper choice of handlines; How engine companies trained to operate handlines; Other information on firefighters.
- Beware of Hot Spots. Tracy, Jerry // Fire Engineering;Oct98, Vol. 151 Issue 10, p119
Details the fire fighting operations by the New York City Fire Department at a fire in Brooklyn, New York City on April 3, 1998. Location of the fire; Description of the building; Lessons learned from the operation.
- Little drops of water: 50 years later, part 2. Fredericks, Andrew A. // Fire Engineering;Mar2000, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p113
Part II. Discusses the changes in fire fighting techniques adopted by different fire departments in the United States. Strategies in handling black and compartment fires; Changes in the structures and materials used buildings.
- RAPID INTERVENTION TEAMS. // Fire Engineering;Jul2000, Vol. 153 Issue 7, p20
Presents a roundtable discussion of rapid intervention programs in fire departments in the United States. New York Fire Department deputy chief Jim Murtagh; Saint Charles, Missouri Fire Department chief Frank Shaper; Lisle-Woodridge, Illinois Fire District battalion chief Ken Folisi; Kalamazoo,...