Dennis Walton writes, "As a firefighter assigned to the roof, you must keep an open mind to our operations, roof construction, access to and egress from the roof, tools, and how you will perform the details of your task."
In Part 1 of their two-part series, Adam J. Hansen and Jason Hoevelmann look at common and uncommon but hazardous belowground access points in dwellings.
Throughout the country, fire departments respond to reports of stalled elevators with people trapped in them on a daily basis. Depending on department protocols, which unit responds to these calls may vary, or the incident may require a multicompany response.
Every 84 seconds, a United States fire department is pressed into action. Our response? An aggressive fire attack.
During a cold, crisp night tour of running the roads, we were all startled when the tones went off at dawn.
Brian Ward discusses the terminology, past events, various types of combustible dust situations, dust collection designs, and considerations for mitigating a combustible dust emergency.
In the early morning hours, you have to expect a possible advanced fire on arrival in storefront, strip mall, and taxpayer-type fires.
Firefighters worked for well over an hour to gain control of a large fire that broke out early Monday evening and quickly travelled through the attic space of a fully occupied apartment building in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As I walked up the large flight of stairs next to the apparatus to the second floor, the aroma of a good "job" lingered in the air.
The basic concepts of RIT should be ingrained in every firefighter at the earliest possible opportunity in their training along with the basics of firefighter safety and survival, writes David L. Haines.