Char as Fire Protection

Char as Fire Protection

For more than a century, it has been proposed that a layer of char on the surface of heavy timbers acts as insulation and will slow or prevent further burning of the wood.

Standpipe Operations

Standpipe Operations

As this month’s firefighter survival tip is being written, the staff here at Mayday Mondays is in Beavercreek, Ohio, participating in the latest UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute full-scale experiments.

Sleep Deprivation in the Fire Service

Sleep Deprivation in the Fire Service

Addicted to Awake: Sleep Deprivation in the Fire Service By Jacqueline and Sean Toomey Firefighter health should not be “collateral damage” from a career on the job. The inadvertent destruction from being addicted to awake is one of...