Ellis Ellis

Report released for the prescribed fire that led to the Hermits Peak Fire

An 80-page report concluded that the management of the prescribed fire that escaped and became the largest wildfire in the recorded history of New Mexico, generally followed the approved prescribed fire plan for most but not all of the parameters. The people on the ground felt they were close to or within the prescription limits but …

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Fire Department for the Next Recession

Now is the time to take action, before reduced revenues and budget cuts tighten their grip on the balance sheet. Isn’t it strange that when the economy is in an upswing, fire service agencies seem to forget about those financial issues that plagued us during troubling times? What can be even more perplexing is that …

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Lithium-ion Battery Safety and Tactics

The increase in popularity of battery-operated mobility devices, like scooters, skateboards and bicycles has meant a dramatic increase in fires in New York City caused by lithium-ion batteries with sometimes fatal consequences. Lt. John Cassidy, Haz-mat Company 1, discusses the dangers of these batteries, tactics and procedures operational units can take at these incidents. Battalion …

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