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Rich Marinucci

Lessons Learned from Technical Rescue

There is a need for quality training and equipment for both fire operations and technical rescue operations, writes Richard Marinucci.
Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association

What the Data Say About the Impact of COVID-19 on the Fire Service

With COVID-19 affecting all fire departments, FAMA is sharing some data to provide a larger picture.
Chris Mc Loone

We Made It

It's 2021, and there's no real return to normalcy after the pandemic. But one issue that's all-too normal is rigs getting hit at incident scenes.
Bobby and Draeger Fest

Today: Draeger Fest!

Join Chief Bobby Halton and Draeger product specialists for a live virtual event! They will be discussing Draeger's NFPA-compliant SCBA, live-fire training solutions, fireground gas detection, and more.

Chief Concerns: Use of Technology During the Pandemic and Beyond

Technological advances have dramatically changed many things in the fire service.

Out of My Mind: COVID-19 Exit Strategy

If your department has not worked up an “exit strategy” for when things get back to normal, you should start.

Rurally Speaking: “Harvest” Training Opportunities

With COVID-19 still very much alive and active, rural fire departments are struggling to find new and engaging training opportunities. Understandably, outside hands-on training programs are few and far between.

Grant to Provide Training, Connectivity for Alabama Fire Departments

A federal regional assistance grant was recently was awarded to the Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills fire departments and Rocky Ridge, North Shelby and Cahaba Valley fire districts.

Out of My Mind: Returning to Normalcy Post COVID-19

At some point, the threats associated with the pandemic will be within acceptable controls. When that happens, departments need to be ready to return to trainings regardless of what the “new normal” is.

Special Webcast Series – The New Firefight: Implementing the UL-FSRI Study Core Concepts for...

This event was originally broadcast on April 21, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.”

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