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10 l Firehouse l April 2015 Advertising Sales, Cygnus Business Media, Inc. (800) 547-7377 Greg Toritto Group Publisher Firehouse & Firehouse.com (800) 547-7377 ext. 2010 (773) 263-0401 (Mobile) greg@firehouse.com Rich Gluth FF/EMT-IT Upper Midwest, West (262) 245-1814 rich@cygnus.com Dan McKinney Northeast, Southeast (800) 547-7377 ext. 1738 dan@firehouse.com Jack Gardner Northeast (800) 547-7377 ext. 3494 jack@firehouse.com Marcela Cretaro (West, Gulf Coast, Canada, Classifieds, Market Place) (800)547-7377 ext. 6396 marcela@firehouse.com FIREFIGHTER TRAINING 66 Taking It to the Street: Engine Company Operations in Private Dwellings Anthony Bompadre reviews tasks for each position on the engine running with an officer and three firefighters. ON THE COVER 78 Firefighter Rescue Marc S. Bashoor reports on a close call that can teach firefighters to stay safe on the fireground. TECHNOLOGY 82 Using Drones in the Fire Service Charles Werner reports on a tool to enhance situational awareness for incident commanders. 88 Land Mobile Radio or Smartphone? Charles Werner surveys distinctions between land mobile radio (LMR) and portable radios in light of expanding use of Voice over IP (VoIP), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Radio over IP (RoIP). 90 9-1-1 & Multi-Line Telephone Systems Barry Furey raises awareness of what he calls "the biggest problem you've never heard of." TECHNICAL RESCUE 94 Confined-Space Rescue Scott Goodwin outlines ways in which OSHA rules affect rescue teams and the public. HIGHER EDUCATION 102 FESHE Recognition: Colleges See Benefits, Students Reap Portability Paul Snodgrass reviews the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition process and its impact on colleges and universities, students and the fire service. PROGRESS REPORT 108 New Jersey: Multi-Alarm Fire Engulfs Edgewater Apartment Complex Ron Jeffers reports on a fire that started in a first-floor apartment and spread rapidly to the floor above and then through voids in walls and floors of the lightweight wood-construction building, displacing hundreds of people. July 14-18, 2015 – Baltimore, MD http://firehousexpo.com ® 108 A defensive attack was ordered when conditions deteriorated and fire spread rapidly throughout a four-story apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ. Photo by Ron Jeffers Save the Date! APRIL CONTENTS Features

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