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- The RIT Tarp. CAVANAGH, DENNY; SCOTT, CHRIS // Fire Engineering;Jan2010, Vol. 163 Issue 1, p101
The authors discuss the improved rapid intervention team (RIT) tarp that was employed by the Rockford Fire Department in Illinois for its own training program. They note that the RIT can bring some tools that are part of the first group of the tarp to the scene of the incident. They state the...
- The Impact of Department Culture on Fireground Safety. Alder, Mike; Fratus, Mat // Fire Engineering;Jun2007, Vol. 160 Issue 6, p83
This article discusses fire administrators, the safety measures that have been put into effect for emergencies, and how many firefighters are performing operations while taking unnecessary risks. The author describes expensive gear, radio equipment, and apparatus that go unused by well trained...
- Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety. GUSTIN, BILL // Fire Engineering;Feb2010, Vol. 163 Issue 2, p63
The article discusses the safe and effective placement of apparatus at fire scenes. The author advises that a firefighter should have the foresight to visualize the fire, the fire building, and what the fire scene would look later once other apparatus are installed. A fire officer who is first...
- PREPARING FOR A WILDFIRE SEASON THAT DOES NOT END. Halton, Bobby // Fire Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 160 Issue 2, p8
A letter from the editor is presented, that expresses his opinion on the need for better training and equipment for fighting wildfires. He gives mention to the Esperanza Fire in California from fall 2006, and looks at how five firefighters died because of the lack of proper training and...
- HEAT WAVE. DOUGLAS, KRISTEN // Editor & Publisher;Jun2012, Vol. 145 Issue 6, p16
A photograph of a fire drill conducted by Campbell River firefighters, British Columbia, is presented.
- Everyone Should Have One. CIAMPO, MICHAEL N. // Fire Engineering;Feb2011, Vol. 164 Issue 2, p132
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of having a backup firefighter.
- Braggin' rights go to Kyle Fire Dept. // Hays Free Press (Buda, TX);10/18/2006, Vol. 103 Issue 27, Special Section p1
The article presents the photographs of the 2006 annual Kyle Fire department function.
- NIOSH Reports on Rollover, Collapse Deaths. // Fire Chief;Jul2004, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p15
Reports on the death of a New Mexico assistant chief firefighter death in a tanker rollover and Pennsylvania lieutenant's death in residential structure fire collapse. Details of the two incidents.
- GIFT HORSES. Colletti, Dominic // Fire Chief;Apr2005, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p44
Looks into how to organize a coordinated aggressive interior fire attack for your fire department in the U.S. Questions to ask on the issue of acquiring a suitable structure; Reasons why the fire department should use an acquired structure; Difficulty of some fire officers to justify the...