Fire Estimate Summaries present basic data on the size and status of the fire problem in the U.S., as depicted through data collected by NFIRS. Each Fire Estimate Summary addresses the size of the specific fire or fire-related issue and highlights important trends in the data.
Firefighters at the Beale Air Force Base in California responded to a structure fire at the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron building. Several cooperating agencies from the surrounding communities of Linda, Wheatland and Marysville responded to the scene and controlled the fire. Beale firefighters and emergency response crews remained on scene overnight to extinguish spot fires and ensure scene safety.
By Robert Winston -- The call went out across the New England region for assistance to respond to Worcester. Many emergency and non-emergency personnel turned out to help. They came by the hundreds to stand with and work with their brother and sister firefighters until the difficult and honorable task of recovery was completed....More
The Asheville (N.C.) Fire Department will change will how it uses some resources in light of an investigation into a fire that killed a veteran captain last year, according to the Citizen-Times. The 522-page internal report made 160 recommendations for improving fire response. ...More
Momentous Insurance Brokerage partnered with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. to donate $25,000 to the Detroit Fire Department. The grant will fund basic firefighting equipment for their 1,450 members, including axes and pry bars....More
A new documentary highlights survivors of the Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured hundreds in West Warwick, R.I., in 2003. The film was recently released to commemorate the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the tragedy....More
BURN: One Year on the Front Lines in the Battle to Save Detroit is told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who share the challenges they face fighting fires in a high-crime, arson-prone city....More
Whenever someone is hurt, our nation’s first responders are compelled to rush in to help. I love that about this industry. However, self-deployed first responders also put themselves and the operation at risk unknowingly....More
With a vote declaring this sacred loss of trust, there is no turning back. What’s done is done and, regardless of the justifications or excuses, the fabric of command and control has been torn forever....More
By Mike Metro -- The last time I wrote, I discussed the concept of sending the right person, at the right time, with the right equipment and the right training, in the right vehicle. Last month, we focused on the right person. For this article, I want to focus on the right equipment....More
VFIS's Ryan Pietzsch said that many agencies do not consider safety and security during the fire station design phase. Instead, they wait until after construction is completed and accidents or losses begin to occur....More
By Daniel B.C. Gardiner--Hundreds of pieces of fire apparatus will be blasting their way down different Main Streets this Memorial Day, giving nearby spectators as well as the firefighters in the line of march, a good dose of acoustic trauma....More