- The impact of staffing levels and fire severity on injuries. Vatter, Michael J. // Fire Engineering;Aug99, Vol. 152 Issue 8, p125
Discusses the relationship between fire department staffing and fire severity on injuries in Newburgh, New York. Safety concerns in the wake of the layoffs of fire firefighters; Original fire department staffing; Variables that have a relationship to the number of injuries.
- No Contest. Paulus, Timothy J. // Fire Chief;Jul2011, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p30
The article focuses on the use of compressed-air foam (CAF) as a fire extinguishment tool in firefighting operations in the U.S. It mentions that the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) conducted several studies which indicated that CAF provides better fire extinguishment capabilities than water. It...
- Officer Development: Career Path or Officer's Academy? BARAKEY, MICHAEL J. // Fire Engineering;Jul2009, Vol. 162 Issue 7, p99
The article focuses on the use of career path classes and officer's academy in developing fire department company officers. Some of the career path classes offered in the U.S. are the National Fire Administration (NFA)-Building Construction, NFA-Arson Detection for First Responders, NFA-Strategy...
- National Fire Academy Professional Development Initiative solicits symposium proposals. // Fire Chief Expert Blog;9/25/2013, p2
The article announces that the National Fire Academy Professional Development Initiative is searching for symposium proposals for its seminar to be hosted by the U.S. Fire Administration at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland on June 9-15, 2015.
- USFA Today. Burris Jr., Kenneth O. // Fire Engineering;Jul2000, Vol. 153 Issue 7, p96
Focuses on the efforts of the United States Fire Administration to promote research and technology in firefighting. Sponsoring of research on protective wear for structural firefighting; Joint project by the agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to evaluate personal...
- USFA RELEASES VEHICLE SAFETY GUIDE. // Fire Chief;Feb2013, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p10
The article presents information on the government agency, U.S. Fire Administration that released a new guide with information to help keep responders safe during roadway operations by increasing the visibility of emergency vehicles to motorists.
- Implementing a Firefighter LODD/Injury/Near Miss Investigation Program. TEAGUE, MICHAEL // Fire Engineering;Jan2013, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p69
The author presents recommendations for implementing firefighter line-of-duty death (LODD), injury, and near miss investigation programs. According to the article, investigations can be conducted in four phases which include gathering information, analyzing information, developing...
- 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.