25 Hump Day S.O.S.
Science for Dummies, Part 5.
By David Rhodes
A look at the Rosecrance Florian Program.
By Erich Roden
32 Distant Fires
Fires of note from May 1917.
By Paul Hashagen
34 From the Chief’s Desk
Developing critical-thinking skills.
By Ronny J. Coleman
36 Thermal Imaging
Using the camera on hazmat calls.
By Carl Nix
54 Community Risk Reduction
Consumer confusion about smoke alarms.
By Jim Crawford
56 New Deliveries
57 New Products
59 Ad Index
60 The Backstep
Accountability starts with ourselves.
By Matthew Tobia
COVER: A Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department helicopter from the Air Operations Section makes
one of many drops that it does every year during wildfire season. As the Air Operations Section fuels up for what is
likely going to be another tough wildland urban interface (WUI) fire season, FireRescue will always be behind the men
and women who will be hiking up into all areas of the country to save the people, homes, and environment that are
in harm’s way. As more intense and difficult WUI fires become the new normal, FireRescue will also be the source of
helping us all meet this challenge head on. (Photo by Craig Durling.)
6 From the Editor
Taking care of ourselves and others.
By Erich Roden
Identifying red flags to prevent the perfect storm.
By David Mellen
The push to install residential sprinklers.
By Billy Goldfeder
18 Apparatus Ideas
Pierce aerial ladders for the Oshkosh (WI)
By Bob Vaccaro
22 Wildland Urban Interface
Community preplanning for WUI incidents.
By Seth Barker