How Friendly Competition In Firefighter Training Almost Killed Me

In my fire department, I'm proud to say officers stress safety above all else. They're constantly reminding us to work smooth and never sacrifice safety for speed. But this hasn't been instilled in the mind of every probationary member yet. That's why we train, and why I almost lost my head to a hose coupling. » 8/12/14 7:46pm 8/12/14 7:46pm

Airport Fire Truck Versus Military Flamethrower: Who Wins?

The E-One Titan Force fire truck is one of the fastest in the fleet, and can spray 25 gallons of water per second from its pair of front-mounted turrets. Then again, a Marine welding an M-9 flamethrower can unleash a 3,500ºF rail of inferno with the push of a button. Which device will establish dominance? » 5/12/14 10:08am 5/12/14 10:08am