A five-alarm blaze took the lives of four Houston firefighters and injured five others on Friday. The fire broke out in an Indian restaurant and spread to an adjacent motel. It is the deadliest fire in the department’s history....More
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
It isn't easy to be the headline. As you probably have read by now, FIRE CHIEF is closing its doors, effective tomorrow. Our parent company, Penton, yesterday announced the closing of the 57-year old publication, its website, and supplementary products and events....More
Scientific data increasingly is validating what we knew anecdotally on the fireground -- more and faster are better. Crew size and rapid assembly of an adequate effective response force means the difference between success and failure and between safe and unsafe....More
Denying our special-needs residents an opportunity to participate does not fit our profile. While their backgrounds may differ and their abilities may vary, departments should never undermine their dedication or undervalue the benefit of their involvement....More
When should you start planning for a new fire station or addition? Do you keep a folder with pages of ideas or pictures of stations that you like? How do you find an architect who will develop your wants and needs into a facility that meets your budget?...More