See, I finally convinced you that while some departments have standards, others do not. I know firefighters from every department in my first several months as a firefighter, so I can speak to that. I have to stop and ask if you noticed that the engines and trucks in some departments are different than they
Five people have been taken to hospital after a fire at a home in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough.
The fire in a seniors home in Penticton has been deemed suspicious and reports of people inside have been reported, officials said. There was no update on the cause of the fire or victims. Five residents of the seniors home were safely evacuated. View more of the photos from the scene on Lloyd Mitchell Photography's
The Irish Fire and Rescue Service (IFS) can be contacted on 999 in the event of a fire in a building.
There are a number of factors that must taken into consideration when investigating a report of smoke in a building. These factors include the nature of the fire, the size of the building, the nature of the contents and the state of structural fire engagement. There are numerous instances in which a simple google search
Firefighters from Ocean City and Berlin responded to an early morning fire in a residence in the 9600 block of Ave Maria. Initial reports of fire coming from the building came in at 061533 GMT, and by the time Brooklyn Box blew open at 1830 a thick cloud of smoke was hanging over the area.
A total of 87 firefighters died onduty deaths in the first six months of 2017, according to data from the United States Fire Administration USFA.
A total of 87 firefighters died onduty deaths in the first six months of 2017, according to data from the United States Fire Administration USFA. This total includes 62 onduty deaths that were recorded as having occurred while the victim was engaged in the actual firefighting operation but does not include those that were involved
This is my fourth year doing this and I cant believe I didnt do it first time. The first time was in 2009 with my Brother and Sisters from Plano. In that time period I had a girlfriend at the time and a son who was about 11. This year I am doing this with
What are your pockets and what are they good for? It is common for new, inexperienced officers to start with only a handful of pouches full of water and a can of spray foam. As time goes on and officers receive their equipment, more options are added and the pouches can hold more equipment. The
The report of the search, with the report of people inside, was transmitted to the Incident Commander, and the crew proceeded down the street, following a street sign for the closest firehouse. During this time the crew was not on the box alarm, and therefore they did not receive the alarm activation signal. The crew
In our series of letters from African journalists, filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at some of the key issues facing the continent.
As a practicing Company Officer, like me, you know the drill. Some things never change. Things that do not work, do not implement, do not administer, cannot be replicated. Certain things are learned, reinforced, and solid ground rules are established. There are certain things that cannot be taught, or youd have to learn by heart.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, we take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about firefighters.
There are a number of myths, legacies and quandaries that continually plague the fire service when it comes to responding to structure fire or sudden fire behavior. Whether you are a career firefighter, volunteer firefighter or combination employee there are certain basic elements that all fire departments must fully embrace. These elements are taught and