September 16, 2019 | View as webpage
TOP STORIES
Propane explosion in Maine kills firefighter, injures 6 others
The building, which serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, was only a couple of weeks old when a smell of gas was reported
Injured NJ fire chief recounts deck collapse
Off-duty NY FF saves college football fan in cardiac arrest
Fla. fire captain injured when fire truck overturns in crash
Report: 43% of fire stations are 40-plus years old
Ore. 2019 fire season slow, private firefighters pay affected
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Heeding on-scene evacuation orders
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Following an evacuation order is about saving lives, not concluding interior “play time”
Code 3 Podcast: What structural firefighters need to know about WUI fires
By Code 3 Podcast
Chief Tom Aurnhammer addresses the unique challenges encountered during wildland/urban interface incidents
5 ways firefighters can manage heat stress
By Robert Avsec
Understanding the role of PPE and overall health in combating heat stress
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Time, distance, shielding: Minimizing radiation exposure
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Establish warm, hot and cold zones; use PPE and distance to shield; and measure radiation throughout
Modifiable risk: Firefighter cancer prevention
By Sara Jahnke
To reduce individual firefighter’s relative risk of contracting cancer, they must limit risk factors on and off the fireground
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