Archive for February2011

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefigher Safety: Basic Insights

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Take the time to review these video clips and gain some new insights or refresh and reinforce your past knowledge of engineered floor systems, assemblies and tactical safety considerations.

LAFD LODD: Hollywood Hills Mansion Investigating Building Standards

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According to published reports; “The city of Los Angeles has stringent building codes, and those building codes are made not only to protect residents, but also to protect our firefighters,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told KTLA. “So we’re looking into what exactly was the situation at that house.”

Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer and Command Preparedness

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With so many changes (budget cuts, staffing reductions, reduced training, etc.) in so many fire departments, it is critical for fire fighters to focus on their own survival on the fire ground.

Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Report Issued

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the details of firefighter injuries sustained on the fireground or while responding to or returning from a fire incident. The report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to NFIRS , was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is further evidence […]

2011 FDNY Symposium

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2011 FDNY Symposium Schedule/Topics Tuesday March 15 08:30 – 8:45  Welcome and Introduction by FDNY Commissioner and Chief of Department. 08:45 – 10:00   The latest building trends in construction and technology including ‘Green Buildings” and how they impact on firefighting operations –Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora 10:00 – 12:00  FDNY Firefighting Procedures and the different tactics […]

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

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The recent events in Los Angeles and the line of duty death of veteran LAFD Firefighter Glenn Allen who died Friday from injuries he sustained when a ceiling collapsed on him in a house fire late Wednesday night in the Hollywood Hills again gives us pause to reflect on the demands and hazards present at […]