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Compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks explode during truck fire

From time to time, hazards that we may have previously recognized as low-frequency encounters become something we are much more likely to face on a fire or other emergency response. Technology or culture evolves. A particular process or type of equipment becomes more prevalent in society. Show More Summary

America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter is in Suburban Philly; Identified in The Daily Beast

If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America's Worst Volunteer Firefighter. Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often: Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires. Show More Summary

Station House Retreat

Station House Retreat to open February 2! Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday,…

Water + molten steel = Massive steam explosion

When it comes to facilities handling molten steel and similar substances, firefighters must understand the implications of adding water during any fire suppression activities. While the event described here was not directly related to...Show More Summary

So I am seeking some guidance. I've been in the emergency service career for 17 years this year. I have worked as a career firefighter or medic most of that. I just recently (a little over a year ago…

So I am seeking some guidance. I've been in the emergency service career for 17 years this year. I have worked as a career firefighter or medic most of that. I just recently (a little over a year ago) became a certified law enforcement officer and been doing that since. Show More Summary

SHARED BLACK EYE - January Magazine Editorial Cartoon

So you think your actions don't effect us all in the public's eye? Think again! Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints: http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm…

My Take Away From 2014

Since the end of 2014, I have been reading and listening to year end thoughts and data related to the fire service. There has been discussion on types of calls, near misses and, of course, line of duty deaths. Numbers are broken down and categorized for each type of injury or death that is fire service related and then scrutinized. Show More Summary

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