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Death During Search, 2010 to Present Part I

  Firefighter fatalities while searching for occupants

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“Advancing Hoselines” and Death, 2014

  Eight of the 87 who died in 2014 were reportedly on the hoseline

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“Fiyah” Thoughts from District Chief Pettaway

  Some of the best means of education is straight talk

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Essex Junction, VT House Fire and Rescue Video Review

  First-arriving crew stretches lines and rescues an occupant  

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Our Muddy Fatality Data

  An example of why we need to read the details of each death  

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Fire Photography and Craftsmanship

  Approach all your work with a plan in mind.  Lloyd Mitchell

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February 2015 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

  Three dead due to vehicles and one in a structural collapse

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  “If everyone on the Team was like me, what kind of Team would it be?”  

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Advancing Hoselines

  Not what you think, or read at first glance  

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Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots

  The musings of a confused firemen firefighter

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Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”

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william Schnaekel
Holding 1&1: First Due Engine Officer Discussion
Erik, first off, I apologize for the delayed response. I'll keep this short and simple. I think I would have done the same thing as you. I'm not much for what some would consider calling a transitional attack, but in this case, certainly it seems to apply. Call it what you will, if the first…
2015-08-23 13:23:30
william Schnaekel
On The Job
Thank you, L. Brown and welcome to the greatest job on earth. :)
2015-08-23 13:10:47
David Delauter
Death During Search, 2010 to Present Part I
Great article. I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I am going to share this with my wife. I predominantly run EMS, but, have fire training as well. Age gets upset with me when I am on the fire side because she is terrified something is going to happen to me. Any…
2015-08-19 20:35:28
Jon Alberghini, Retired Chief KFD
“Fiyah” Thoughts from District Chief Pettaway
"Know your District". I learned that from Retired Chief Dan Martell, Boston FD in 1974. Always praticed and preached it. Glad to see you are preaching that today. I hope the choir is listening.!
2015-08-03 01:23:25
Joe canavan
“Fiyah” Thoughts from District Chief Pettaway
Just made lieutenant, that's the first fire video I stayed awake for. Keep them coming. I can use all the help I can get!
2015-07-30 23:52:11
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