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State Forester Releases Yarnell Hill (AZ) Accident Investigation Report

The Arizona State Forester today released the Yarnell Hill Fire Serious Accident Investigation Report, which analyzes the circumstances leading to the June 30 entrapment and deaths of 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. The report and accompanying documents are available at

The State of Arizona convened an accident investigation team…


Added by Fire Engineering on September 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Question on SOGs: Delayed Resources

Posting a question we got from a Fire Engineering reader:

How does your department operate with a 2 Man crew at structure fire with a 5 to 10 min delay for more resources to arrive? Do you have a SOG breaking down individual tasks. Can post a link to the SOP or describe it?

Added by Fire Engineering on August 26, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

Funeral Details for Philadelphia LODDs

Hat tip to Billy G. Details from the Philly Fire Commish Ayers:

It is with deep regret that the Department announces the death of Lieutenant Robert Neary, assigned to Ladder 10, Platoon "C".  Lieutenant Neary, a veteran with over 37 years of service, died in the line of duty Monday, April 9, 2012.

All off-duty officers and members are invited to attend the services in uniform.  Uniform of the day will be Class "A" Dress, with blouse coat and cap.



Added by Fire Engineering on April 11, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Funeral Details for Slain OK Fire Chief

Keith Bryan, chief for Nichols Hills (OK) Fire Department, was shot by a lone gunman at his home on Tuesday night at approx. 10 PM. Chief Bryan died Wednesday morning at around 6:00 AM.
Keith’s Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM this Saturday, 09/24/2011, at the Bridge Assembly of God Church located at 1116 West Highway 152 in Mustang,…

Added by Fire Engineering on September 22, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Injured NC Firefighter Recalls Fall Through Collapsed Floor


 A firefighter who fell through a floor while fighting a house fire this weekend said he's happy to be alive and thankful for his co-workers.

"I feel very fortunate," said Winston-Salem Fire Captain Darron Southern. "The good Lord was looking out for me. It was bad enough to fall down and fall eight feet. But, to only receive a bruised shoulder, I…

Added by Fire Engineering on March 10, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

TX Firefighter in Intensive Care After Mobile Home Fire

From the Killeen Daily Herald:

A mobile home fire at the corner of Beeline Lane and Amy Lane early Monday morning sent one Harker Heights firefighter to the hospital and displaced four adults.


The firefighter remained in the Scott & White Intensive Care Unit in Temple with fellow firefighters by his side on Monday evening, Fire Chief Jack Collier…

Added by Fire Engineering on March 8, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

FL Firefighter Injured in Floor Collapse

From the Associated Press by way of

A Daytona Beach firefighter is recovering from injuries after the first level of a burning home collapsed and dropped him into the basement.

The firefighter was searching for victims in Friday night's house fire when the floor gave way. He was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. He has not been identified.

Read the full report… Continue

Added by Fire Engineering on March 6, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Firefighter Injured in Hollywood Hills (CA) House Fire Dies

According to a news report:


HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KTLA) -- Fire officials say one of their own has died from injuries suffered while battle a huge fire at a home in the Hollywood Hills early Thursday morning.

38-year veteran Glenn L. Allen died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

He was 61 and about a year from…


Added by Fire Engineering on February 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CA Firefighter Rescued by Colleagues After Refrigerator Falls on Him During House Fire



A firefighter was hurt after a refrigerator fell on top of him in a burning house in Oildale (CA) Saturday morning, but he was quickly saved by his crew...


It all started just before 8 a.m. the crew at Station 63 was called out to a vacant house going up in flames on Washington Avenue. [Firefighter Devin] Lawrence ran into the burning building with…


Added by Fire Engineering on January 30, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Chicago (IL) Firefighter Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at Station

From the Chicago Sun Times:

A 51-year-old veteran Chicago firefighter died after being found unresponsive at his firehouse quarters on the South Side Saturday morning.


Lt. Patrick Hannon was given Advanced Life Support care and was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he died, according to Fire Media Affairs Dir. Larry Langford. He was on-duty and was found…


Added by Fire Engineering on January 15, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

New Ray McCormack commentary on firefighter search, the homeless, and Ted Williams

Ray wrote this piece regarding the ongoing controversy of the risks firefighters run searching vacant and abandoned buildings for the homeless during fire operations. Read it HERE.

Added by Fire Engineering on January 9, 2011 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

TV Film Shows History of the Indianapolis (IN) FIre Department

There's a trailer out for an upcoming film entitled "First In, Last Out: A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis." You can view the trailer HERE. You can also befriend (be-fan?) them on Facebook HERE.

Added by Fire Engineering on January 5, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

New Anthony Avillo piece on preventing RIC radio chaos

Read Chief Avillo's follow-up to his article in the December Fire Engineering HERE. In it he describes the benefits of breaking out three different radio frequencies to better handle Mayday operations.


Feel free to leave your thoughts about this concept in the comments here.

Added by Fire Engineering on January 5, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

4 Firefighters Injured in Toronto (Canada) Fire

Four firefighters were injured fighting a six-alarm fire in downtown Toronto. From news:

Four firefighters have been injured while fighting a massive blaze near the Ryerson University Campus in downtown Toronto on Monday morning.

Emergency crews were sent to battle the six-alarm fire just after 4 a.m. at the site near Yonge and Dundas Streets, one of Toronto's busiest…

Added by Fire Engineering on January 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department to Reduce Staffing

A report from the Los Angeles Times reads, in part:


The Los Angeles Fire Department will impose a new round of reductions in fire staffing starting Sunday, part of its effort to slash expenses in a bad budget year, department officials said this week.

Fire Chief Millage Peaks said the department will decrease by seven…

Added by Fire Engineering on January 1, 2011 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Injured in Fall Through Floor in Vacant Structure

According to the Buffalo News:


Three Buffalo firefighters fell through the floor of a burning vacant house in the city's East Delavan-Fillmore section Wednesday night, and

two of them were injured and taken to the hospital, fire officials


The injuries in the blaze at 145 Mohican Ave. were described by fire officials at the scene as "non-life-threatening." The

nature of the fire is being described as…


Added by Fire Engineering on December 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Added by Fire Engineering on September 1, 2009 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

FDIC Online presentations archived

Folks, you can still watch the presentations from the first FDIC Online. Just head to and you'll be able to watch the archived classrooms on demand. These presentations will be available until September.

Added by Fire Engineering on June 13, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

On the FE site: Important NIOSH report, Quick vote...

Be sure to read the recently released NIOSH report on certain types of aerials by clicking here: The report concerns safety issues with aerial ladder trucks with locking (pin-anchored, lever actuated, clamped) waterways.

Also, we're always looking for new Quick Vote questions to post on the homepage of the Fire Engineering site. Quick Votes are those poll…


Added by Fire Engineering on May 9, 2008 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

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Added by Fire Engineering on March 27, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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