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Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know

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The Colerain Township (OH) Fire and EMS Department under the leadership of Director and Chief G. Bruce Smith released its final report Investigation Analysis of the Squirrels nest Lane Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths related to the April 4, 2008 Double Line of Duty Death of a Captain and Firefighter in April 2010 coinciding with […]

On Scene, All Hands with Civilians in Distress

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As a first-arriving company, with both civilians in distress and indications of a working fire, what are the considerations, options and priorities of the company officer upon arriving at curb side?

The ISFSI, George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year Award 2011

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        ISFSI – The Voice: Live from FDIC 2011: Brian Kazmierzak, Fire Instructor of the Year    Brian Kazmierzak, ISFSI/Fire Engineering George D Post Instructor of the Year, talks about local training as well as his involvement in firefighterclosecalls.com. HERE Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO – has been a member of the fire […]

Tactical Operations and the New Rules of Combat Engagement 2011 Seminar

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   A New Fire Service Training Seminar Series for National Delivery from Two Nationally Recognized Fire Service Leaders and Highly Acclaimed Fire Service Instructors,  Authors and Fire Officers; Tactical Operations and the Rules of Combat Fire Engagement 2011. Seminar Topics; The New Rules of Engagement Occupancy Profiling The New Fireground Extreme Fire Behavior Building Construction […]

Casa Grande Fire Fighting

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Immediately thereafter, the second floor flashed ,several firefighters took extreme measures such as jumping out of windows and running through walls to evacuate the structure.

Two volunteer firefighters die battling blaze in Southwest Ontario, Canada

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Firefighters were in the process of completing a primary search within the building when the roof collapsed.

Combat Engagement

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What Defines You? There are a number of insightful and thought provoking theories, debates, assertions, contentions and positions being postured, promoted or advocated in the realm of fire suppression and firefighter safety. Some continue to promote with renewed banter and unwavering passion certain attributes that they feel are fundamental to the fire service, just as others […]

Thousands Honor Fallen LAFD Firefighter Glenn Allen

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Glenn L. Allen was a Firefighter/Paramedic for over 36 years and last served at Fire Station 97. He is the 61st Los Angeles Firefighter to have died while directly involved in emergency operations during the Department’s 125-year history.

Ten Minutes in the Street Scenario: On-scene, with Engine Company 13…..

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You’re dispatched to a commercial building address in your first-due area along with the Truck Company for a report of smoke coming from the building.

One Meridian Plaza High Rise Fire: Twenty Years Ago

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On what began as an uneventful Saturday night twenty years ago, a fire on the 22nd floor of the 38-story Meridian Bank Building…

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