Archive for June2009

Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is committed to reducing firefighter fatalities and injuries. As part of that effort, the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival (SHS) Section has developed DRAFT “Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting” to provide guidance to individual firefighters and incident commanders regarding risk and safety issues when operating on the […]

Structural Anatomy; Operational Safety at Deconstruction & Demolition Sites

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Structural Anatomy; Operational Safety at Deconstruction & Demolition Sites Fire operations for structures undergoing construction, alterations, deconstruction, demolition and renovations present significant risks and danger to operating personnel. This reality was clearly validated when; two FDNY firefighters died in the line-of-duty during a seven-alarm fire that tore through the abandoned Deutsche Bank skyscraper in lower […]

FDNY Disciplines Seven Officers in Fatal Deconstruction Blaze

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FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA ANNOUNCES PENALTIES AGAINST SEVEN FIRE OFFICERS AFTER REVIEW OF DOI REPORT ON FIRE AT 130 LIBERTY STREET Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced that two fire officers have been permanently relieved of their commands and reprimanded, and five chief officers have also received reprimands, in connection with their failure to insure required […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Eight + 193; “There is No Day of Rest”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Eight + 193; “There is No Day of Rest” Going Forward in 2009 and Beyond-Protecting Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, 2009 officially came to a close yesterday, culminating a week, a moment in time dedicated to a focus […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week Postings from FFN

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week postings from Firefighter Nation Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; T minus One; “The Opposing Spectrum of Fire Service Safety Culture”http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/fireems-safety-health-and-1 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; Day-One; “What’s It All About?”http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/fireems-safety-health-and-2 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two. “Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety”; Know Your District and […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Seven; “The Courage to be Safe”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Seven; “The Courage to be Safe” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your ResponsibilityToday is June 20th, the seventh day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. This is the culminating day of what hopefully has been an opportune week to dedicate time and energies […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Six: “Situations, Size-Up, Actions and Entertainment”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Six: “Situations, Size-Up, Actions and Entertainment” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility I had the opportunity this past April to present a large body of original research in the form of a comprehensive presentation at this year’s Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Five: “From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Five: “From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your ResponsibilityToday is June 18th, the fifth day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. Today also commemorates the anniversary of the Sofa Superstore in Charleston, South […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Of the four (4) Key Focus areas in this year’s Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, that include Safety, Health, Survival and Chiefs, the focus area of Structural Size-Up […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Today is June 17th, the fourth day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. To many of you, today is unlike so many other days. Whether it’s going on or off-shift, going to […]

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