Fire Chief » Fire http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Case study: Fire, EMS response to active shooter http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/case-study-fire-ems-response-active-shooter/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/case-study-fire-ems-response-active-shooter/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:04:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2385
The hard-and-fast rules of scene safety need to be reconsidered in active-shooter incidents where victims need immediate treatment.
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Las Vegas Fire, consultant trade jabs over ambulance report http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/las-vegas-fire-consultant-trade-jabs-ambulance-report/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/las-vegas-fire-consultant-trade-jabs-ambulance-report/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:14:40 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1827
The city's rebuttal attempts to cast doubt on the report's methodology, but the consulting firm hired by AMR dismissed the critique as "inaccurate."
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7 steps to beat wind-driven fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/14/7-steps-beat-wind-driven-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/14/7-steps-beat-wind-driven-fire/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 20:00:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1738
What may seem a slight breeze can dramatically alter fire behavior within a structure, and the safety of those inside.
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This economic theory can change fire-code compliance http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/13/economic-theory-can-change-fire-code-compliance/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/13/economic-theory-can-change-fire-code-compliance/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 12:15:16 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1693
Behavioral economics is an emerging trend that fire chiefs can use to improve fire-safety behavior.
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Police seek fire chief accused of murdering girlfriend http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/06/police-seek-fire-chief-accused-murdering-girlfriend/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/06/police-seek-fire-chief-accused-murdering-girlfriend/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 18:23:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1636
Orville Fleming, 55, is wanted in the stabbing death of his 26-year-old girlfriend; he may be wounded and could be armed.
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Fire officials say rail safety proposal will not work http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/28/fire-officials-say-rail-safety-proposal-will-work/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/28/fire-officials-say-rail-safety-proposal-will-work/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:51:47 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1529
The plan would require rail companies to notify responders when transporting a hazardous material through their jurisdictions.
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New NYPD fire response protocol bans elevator use http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/new-nypd-fire-response-protocol-bans-elevator-use/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/new-nypd-fire-response-protocol-bans-elevator-use/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:38:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1393
Officer Dennis Guerra’s death exposed the lack of NYPD protocol covering instances in which officers arrive at fire scenes before firefighters.
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Mo. fire chiefs unsure about joining consolidated dispatch http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/mo-fire-chiefs-unsure-joining-consolidated-dispatch/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/mo-fire-chiefs-unsure-joining-consolidated-dispatch/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:02:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1390
Some report having communication problems with the central dispatch, while the police chief expects most agencies will join.
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Former battalion chief admits setting fire in Calif. station http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:51:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1356
Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a fire to cover up the theft.
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Va. firefighters concerned about EMS plan http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/10/va-firefighters-concerned-ems-plan/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/10/va-firefighters-concerned-ems-plan/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:18:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1293
The chief said the shifting of EMS responsibilities to a different county would reduce their calls by 300 a year.
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