By Robert Rielage
“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”
Three words that will spike your heartbeat whether you are an incident commander, company officer, RIT officer, firefighter or the firefighter in trouble. Such was the…Continue
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS - The NJ Historical Commission has awarded the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company Museum a mini-grant in the amount of $4,494 for a newspaper microfilming and digitization project.
“The Fire Company is pleased and honored that the NJ Historical Commission recognized the value of our application, especially because 2013 is our 100th Anniversary celebration,” said Fire Company President, Anthony E. Vaz, who also serves on the Seaside Heights Borough Council. “It is…Continue
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Our dept. Is looking to purchase a boat for flood, pond & reservoir rescue. I would like some input on what area departments are using and why. Inflatable/Aluminum? Motor/no motor?, trailer/no trailer? With pros & cons. Thank you so much. Be safe!
Ryan Pennington of ViewsFromTheJumpseat.com, a contributing editor to FireHouse.com, and Kerry Falzone of Plymovent Corp. have joined forces to create a campaign focused on the importance of hooking up an exhaust extraction hose in emergency service stations. “Every minute firefighter's and EMS are risking their lives to save ours, we need to stress the importance of protecting them in their stations” says Pennington.
Join the movement by posting pictures, regardless of the…Continue
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By Paul Krogman
When weather conditions become dry and windy, accompanied by low humidity and dry vegetation, areas that have a high potential for wildfires will be placed under a Red Flag Warning. The term “red flag” is used by fire and weather forecasters to bring attention to these…Continue
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by Paul Krogman
While winter fires can present unique challenges for fire fighters, the men and women who battle these blazes are well prepared to handle whatever winter conditions may exist.…Continue
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By Paul Krogman - Safety2Go
When the temperature drops firefighters and emergency rescue personnel are faced with the daunting task of performing ice rescues. In many parts of the country temperatures can remain below freezing for extended periods of time. Rivers and streams become glazed over with glassy sheets of ice making for hazardous rescue operations.
The Fire Department…
Added by New Jersey Firefighting on January 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Driving a fire truck is one of the most important tasks, making doing it safely and effectively all the more critical
By Robert Avsec
Teaching a firefighter how to safely, effectively, and efficiently drive a piece of fire apparatus is one of the most awesome responsibilities that an instructor can undertake. That challenge becomes greater all the time as fewer firefighters come to the job having had at least some experience driving a large…Continue
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By Jason Hoevelmann
As we discussed last month, advancing the attack line is paramount if we want to be successful. The faster we can get the water on the fire, the faster conditions will improve and the faster fire's attack on the building will cease.
Although a two-person attack team can make a good knock on the fire, it can be…Continue
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By Daniel Nee
When Cathy Bates was fatally injured in an automobile accident in 2009, her family was devastated. But it's what happened after the head-on crash on Route 72 in Barnegat that spurred a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie.
Bates, a 40-year-old Manchester woman, was killed Oct. 23,…Continue
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Fire service instructor Rich Gasaway outlined at FRI 5 mistakes that lead to injury and death and their solutions
By Rick Markley,FR1 Editor
After studying near-miss injury and line-of-duty death reports, Retired Fire Chief Rich Gasaway identified 10 leading mistakes that contributed to death and injury on the fireground. Before a…Continue
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From low-air alarms to facepiece integrity, the newest NFPA standard makes some significant changes to SCBA
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull
SCBA has evolved to greater levels of sophistication and capability over the past several decades. Transitions that increased the level of respiratory…Continue
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By Mark van der Feyst
Where a fire apparatus is parked plays an important role in how well its crew can operate on the emergency scene. Its positioning usually will dictate what tactics can be used to combat the fire or emergency.
It is the officer's and driver's responsibility to plan ahead with respect to what operations will be needed so that they can park the apparatus in an effective manner. Let's look at some simple points with respect to how ineffective parking…Continue
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Chief Wylie discusses the advantages to using deck guns in combination with hand lines as part of an initial fire attack on a structure fire.
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by Chris Denton
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By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor
Dealing with a motor vehicle collision on moderate to heavily trafficked road is one of the greatest dangers for firefighters. Now, three new interrelated resources are available for keeping firefighters and other emergency personnel safe when operating on a roadway.
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Firefighters are 300x more likely to suffer a heart attack at work than any other profession (source: Harvard School of Public Health). Heart attacks are the #1 killer of firefighters. In fact, according to a Harvard University Study, Heart Disease kills more on-duty firefighters than anything else — and it is definitely linked to their emergency duties1. The study states that the most…Continue
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