Fire Prevention

The Yearly Training Calendar: A Framework for Success

Justin Bailey explains why breaking a volunteer department training calendar into three parts eases the process for developing the program. “Congratulations, you are the new training officer!” These words can strike excitement and anxiousness at the same time. This usually is followed by, “What’s your idea for the training program for next year?”

Fire Safety for Electric Vehicles and Other Modern Vehicles in Parking Structures

In spite of the global supply chain issues and loss of vehicles in the Felicity Ace cargo ship fire, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has been on the move, hitting 6.6 million in 2021, which is more than triple their market share from two years earlier. While this might be good news for our …

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Scott Thompson: Leadership, Mentoring and Learning

Chief Scott Thompson comes back onto the Scrap to dissect and focus on MCDP 7: Learning. Then we are going to talk about leadership and mentoring as well as any and all rabbit holes and squirrels we want to chase. Chief fielded a bunch of viewer questions some of which were very hard hitting! He …

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15 quick elevator speeches every firefighter should have at the ready

Every firefighter is a representative for their fire department. Full stop. It’s vital that all firefighters, no matter their rank or agency type, embrace the role of fire department representative. After all, you never know when a citizen is going to stop you to ask a question on a variety of topics (e.g., smoke alarms, …

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Video: FDNY firefighters rescue individuals from high-rise fire that injured 38

More than three dozen people were injured, two critically, in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan caused by a faulty battery, fire officials said. The blaze broke out Saturday morning in the 37-story building on East 52nd Street, near the East River. Videos posted online showed people hanging out of apartment windows …

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100 firefighters battling fire at vacant warehouse in St. Louis

St. Louis firefighters are on the scene of a large fire at an abandoned warehouse near the Mississippi River just north of the Gateway Arch.The St. Louis Fire Department said the fire is at a warehouse near the intersection of North 1st Street and O’Fallon Street. The first call for the fire came out at …

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