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    The latest edition of TURNOUT has just been posted on line at Enjoy almost 150 pages of fire buffing information.
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    The latest edition of the International Fire Buff Associates TURNOUT is now available for viewing at the IFBA You may have to scroll down to get to this edition which features Montreal. Everyone may also be interested in the IFBA Fire Buffing Community Facebook page...
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    Warrenton Va

    April 4, 2019  6062 Greenpark Lane Single Family rancher Companies 1-10-19-7-5-3-11 Prince William 504 and 524
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    The latest edition of the IFBA Turnout Magazine is available on line at  Over 90 pages with many color photos and tons of information
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    2019 IFBA Convention

    Information is now available about the 2019 IFBA Convention to be held in Montreal from June 24 to 30. I will try to post it, but I am not all the computer literate. See you there. Remember your dollar goes a whole lot further north of the border. 8)
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    The 2018 IFBA Convention will be held from August 19 to August 22, 2018 at the Delta Marriott in Racine Wisc.  Events scheduled include apparatus displays, trips to Oshkosh and Pierce Manufacturing plants, and Lambeau Field.  Of course there will be great networking, and camaraderie. Details...
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    IFBA Convention

    Registration is available for the IFBA Convention to be held August 23 to 26 inIndianapolis. Events include Opening Ceremonies Workshops and seminars Visits to Indianapolis stations 5-7-13-22-14-Reserve Station 12, HQ , the IFD Museum and Local 416 Offices Tours of the Indianapolis Motor...
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    College Park Md

    5-1208 for 4700 Berwyn House Rd. in College Park---less than a block from CPVFD 812 7 story building under construction.  Floors 1 and 2 are masonry the rest is wood frame.  Doubtful that  sprinklers are in service.  Standpipes are available Companies from PG, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel...
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    New Book

    Out of the Ashes is an apparatus history of the Atalanta Fire Department written by Bob Gish a 30 year veteran of the AFD.  It is well written, originally presented and full of great pictures and information. It is published by M.T. Publishing of Evansville, Ind.  Their website is
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    IFBA Convention

    Save the dates!!!!!.  The IFBA Convention will be held in Indianapolis from August 23 to August 26, 2017.  The convention will be held at the Hilton in Downtown Indianapolis.  Keep an eye out at the website for additional details.  Many interesting activities are in the works, such as a...
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    Merry Christmas to everyone on this site, particularly people like Mike in da Bronx that make it a go to site. 8)
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    Buffing FDNY

    After nearly 30 years a buff from Boston and I will be returning to NYC next weekend for a buffing trip.  Any hints on what to do, or not do and where to go.  What companies are routinely friendly to visitors and the like. We will be staying near LGA so we will be centrally located and doing the...
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    2nd alarm Waterford VA

    2-1020K for house fire 14595 Creek Lane.  Large house in remote location.  Tanker Task Force also dispatched.  Mutual Aid from Frederick Co. Md and Clarke, Co. Va.  Rural Water supply being established.  Defensive operation and structure being considered a total loss. Fire is in the north of...
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    In the past many buildings were marked with "Shaftway". no doubt in windows where there was no floor just a shaft to the basement.  Obviously a sound idea.  I was wondering what the parameters were for this and if it is some sort of law or legislative regulation? Also a bit of a soft ball.  I...
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    Looudoun County

    Second alarm on Box 1024K just transmitted for 3500 Sq. Ft. house with fire in basement and into the second floor.  All occupants clear of house, no exposures, can not get vehicles any closer to house than 1300 feet.  BC 602 (Kelley) has commandeered a plow to assist with access.  Tanker Task...
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    International Fire Buffs Associates Convention

    Save the dates.  August 16 to August 20,2016,  for the International Fire Buffs Associates Convention in New Orleans at the Doubletree on Canal St. downtown.  Within walking distance of the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Riverwalk.  Normal rates are $269.00 per night.  For the IFBA the rate...
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    Atlanta Apparatus Book

    Just announced. Bob Gish, a retired Captain of the Atlanta Fire Department and a Member and Officer of the Metro Fire Association for over 40 years is releaseing a book called Out of the Ashes.  It is over 175 pages and almost 100 color photos of the apparatus tht has served the Atlanta Fire...
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    All Hands

    All Hands are going to work at a 1 story 100 X 150 paper recycling plant at 6th St and 2nd Ave. E-239 gave the All Hands Div-11 in Command Marine 6 and Marine 9 assigned.  Now placed in service
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    IFBA Convention in Hartford

    Don't forget to mark your calendars for August 12 till August 15 for the 62nd Annual International Fire Buffs Associates convention in Hartford. See the IFBA or Connecticut Fire Photographers web sites for additional information. One of the best parts is networking with fellow buffs and...
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    Prince William County

    Box 1701  1356 hours    E17-13-10-20-18-12 T 13-23 B2-3    for 15019 Hollyside Prelim        E-17 has two story single family fire showing from garage--- possible people trapped 2-1701  1402              E3-6-14  T31-3 B1-4 Listen up on Broadcastify/Radio Reference