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- Firefighters Go to School. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;10/3/2003, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p2
Focuses on special classes for men and women to learn how to become firefighters. Things they learn in the fire-fighting classes.
- "DO WE REALLY NEED TO DO THAT EVERY TIME?" McGrail, David M. // Fire Engineering;Mar2004, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p169
Discusses the effect of complacency and neglect in taking one or several actions that should have been accomplished in the U.S. fire/emergency service sector. Importance of training and education of members to avoid complacency; Tragedies which resulted from failure to follow standard operating...
- FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING: FROM REACTIVE TO PROACTIVE. Lasky, Rick // Fire Engineering;Jun2004, Vol. 157 Issue 6, p117
Focuses on the significance of training for firefighters in order to improve the efficiency of firemen in fire management. Disadvantages of improper training of firefighters; Difficulties encountered in firefighting; Considerations in order to counter the challenges.
- The New Information Age. Wilmoth, Janet // Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;3/1/2012, p2
The article discusses how increased technological capabilities and demands on fire service have changed the training in the fire and emergency response services. It cites the demands that changed training officers' jobs such as increased diversity of their missions, limited operational...
- Learning from Experience. CIAMPO, MICHAEL N. // Fire Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p116
The author reflects on his experience responding to a two-tractor-tractor and two-car accident as a firefighter and the lessons he learned from it. He recalls that they positioned their apparatus in a way that vehicles are prevented from passing and hitting the responders. He notes that they...
- ACTUAL SAVINGS. Schaenman, Philip // Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p50
The article focuses on the fire models approach used by the U.S. Navy Fire and Emergency Service program in determining firefighting effectiveness. Fire modeling will forensically analyze the dollars saved in the fire incident and will run the fire scenario. The Navy also used five definitions...
- LEARN TO MAINTAIN FIREGROUND AWARENESS. Mills, Steven // Fire Engineering;Jul2005, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p83
Focuses on the report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the 2004 firefighter fatalities, which categorizes firefighter deaths such as type of duty, type of incident, cause of fatal injury and type of injury. Responsibility of the company officer for maintaining team...
- SIZE-UP AND OPERATIONAL CONCERNS FOR FIRES IN GOTHIC-STYLE CHURCHES. Terpak, Michael A. // Fire Engineering;Mar2005, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p163
This article focuses on operational concerns for fires in Gothic-style churches. At first glance, occupancy concerns for churches focus around the concept of a place of worship, where the building is occupied only at certain times of the day, week, and year. Roofs associated with the...
- EMS EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2003 Supplement, Vol. 47, p11
Presents several firefighting and emergency management equipment. Philips Electronic's HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator; Medical Devices International's CPR Micromask; Armstrong Medical Industries' Heine disposable Macintosh and Miller laryngoscope.