Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders dug through the debris into the night, looking for survivors. While it was not clear how many people were in the steel-and-concrete building, witnesses said many had slipped through a police cordon while the fire burned to go back inside for their belongings.

Iran Shocked by Deadly Fire
This is probably an area overlooked by many fire departments across the country, and I can’t emphasize this enough: Check your insurance coverage, and make changes to protect your assets in the event of a loss.

The Price of Insurance
Nobody can possibly know what we do unless having done it.

An Apathetic Public | Rescuing Providence
The fire department typically would have used a boat designed to fight a fire like this on the James River. But that boat, called "Fire Boat 2," was docked at the marina and could not be used because of flames surrounding it.

Report Highlights Challenges in Virginia Marina Fire
360-degree video from underneath a Blackhawk helicopter takes you over the Tennessee wildfires

Helicopter Crews Say Tennessee Wildfires Were War
The explosion caused a sonic boom that rattled windows in Spearman. Flames shot about 100 feet into the air. The fire burned for less than two hours after the initial explosion before it was brought under control.

Dramatic gas line explosion caught on camera - Video - HazMat Nation
"It’s one of the of the worst kept secrets-and most ignored problems-in North America."

The Struggle of Volunteer Departments
Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no sign of life in the building even though two survivors found outside said more than 30 people had been in it when the snow struck.

Avalanche Buries Hotel, Guests in Italy
Post-collapse photos from Tehran where collapse of burning high-rise has killed dozens of firefighters, [ Link ]
Photos: Collapse of Burning High-Rise Kills Iranian Firefighters, [ Link ]
A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.

Iranian Firefighters Killed in Collapse of Burning High-Rise
"For example, you may hear reports from the field about how long it takes to deploy a hoseline at fires. Your analysis may include comments from members, timed evolutions on the training ground, and review of incident reports and radio traffic to determine the time being used to deploy the hoseline. This is then compared against the department standard, with the difference between the standard...
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Why Can't You Do Your Job?
There is both research and anecdotal experience that reveals there are many ways to ruin the safety culture of an organization or, if early in its development, prevent it from ever being successful.

Understanding Human Error
The mosque was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported.

Washington Man Charged in Mosque Fire
Talking about FARS 'Rescue Air' right now

Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout: FARS
We regret to inform you of the death of Fire Chief Tracy O. Sanders of the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department.

USFA: Crash Claims Alabama Fire Chief
Join Bobby Halton, Chief Gary Morris, Rescue Air Systems CEO Anthony Turiello and the Glendale Fire Department for a demonstration of this SCBA air supply standpipe system at 1:00 p.m. EST

Live Demo of FARS
Developing: Listen to fireground audio as Ft. Lauderdale and mutual aid firefighters battle a fire involving a 100 x 300 warehouse near the airport.

Video, Audio: Ft. Lauderdale Warehouse Fire
One person was injured outside Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday night after a protester claimed he tried to set himself on fire.

Man Tries to Set Self on Fire in Trump Protest
“We’re willing to trade our lives for the life of someone we don’t know.”
LAFD spokesman

Children Rescued from Los Angeles Fire Fighting for Their Lives