- Hey, Where Are You? CIAMPO, MICHAEL N. // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p124
The author advises firefighters to determine the location of their companions to ensure that they are not left stranded or unprotected. He urges the inside team to inform the firefighters on the fire floor they are planning to go to the floor above. He also emphasizes that the engine company...
- BUILDING A CASE FOR IMPLEMENTING SMOOTH BORE NOZZLES. Connors, Todd // Fire Engineering;Feb2006, Vol. 159 Issue 2, p93
The article relates the experience of the author creating a case of implementing smooth bore nozzles. Field tests by line personnel and live fire training to evaluate different smooth bore nozzles is included in the process used to present the case for implementing smooth bore nozzles. A...
- Evaluating Fire Service Escape Ropes at Elevated Temperatures and Fire Conditions. Horn, Gavin; Chaussidon, Julien; Obstalecki, Mark; Martin, Daniel; Kurath, Peter; Backstrom, Robert; Kerber, Stephen // Fire Technology;Jan2015, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p153
The tools and equipment that firefighters carry on the fireground must be able to perform in the thermal conditions for which they may be deployed and utilized. Escape rope systems, which may be utilized by firefighters requiring emergency escape from an elevated position due to rapidly evolving...
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Smith Thill, Judy A.; Coppelman, Jim; Hardiman, Tom // Fire Engineering;Dec2013, Vol. 166 Issue 12, p42
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "The Dilemma of Being a Woman Firefighter, Part 1," by John K. Murphy, "Modular Concerns: Do We Have a Problem?," by Kevin Gallagher in the September 2013 issue and one about the fire department's...
- Behind closed doors. Pressler, Bob // Fire Chief;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p38
Discusses the factors to consider in sizing-up foreground fires. Construction type of the fire building; Collapse potential of the building; Different types of size-up systems.
- NEGLECTED RULES OF TACTICS. Brennan, Tom // Fire Engineering;Aug2003, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p168
Discusses the neglected rules of tactics in firefighting. Examples of actual firefighting situations; Problems encountered by firefighters during rescue operations; Errors committed by firefighters in responding to emergency situations.
- Training New Pump Operators. KENNEDY, MICHAEL; MOWBRAY, GREGORY // Fire Engineering;Oct2010, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p99
The article discusses a training, testing, and promotional process for pump operators that can streamline the transition from firefighter to pump operator. The process begins by determining the level of training and experience the department deemed necessary to fulfill the roles and...
- A CENTURY LATER--HOW DOES THE TALE END? Harbour, Tom // Fire Management Today;Winter2011, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p4
The author reflects on the lessons learned by the firefighting community from the 1910 big fire across northern Idaho, western Montana, and eastern Washington, which burned more than 3.1 million acres and left at least 85 people dead. Fire suppression expertise was developed by the Fire and...
- A Day With a Firefighter. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;9/30/2005, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p2
States activities that firefighters do everyday. Fire fighting; Practice of fire fighting techniques; Teaching of people about fire escape plans. INSETS: Stay Safe;Math Matters;WHISKERS'Sâ„¢ CORNER;Firefighters Stay Safe