Archive for December2011

Chicago Fire Department: Everyone Goes Home (official version)

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In an effort to make personal safety a top priority, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today released a new video, Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home®.

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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Remembering Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

One Quiet Simple Man

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I’ve been absent a while attending to what was a totally unexpected medical emergency that significantly impacted our family with all of my attention focused in another direction. My great Dad passed away this past Sunday. Behind all of us, we have or have had those special family members; parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, wives, husbands, […]

The Same Mistakes: Newspaper Reports Common Issues Affecting Fire Operations

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Four years after nine firefighters died battling Sofa Super Store fire, a report details an eerily similar set of breakdowns in a March blaze.

High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year

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High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year according to a new NFPA Report.

USFA Releases 2010 Fire Estimate Summary Series

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USFA Releases 2010 Fire Estimate Summary Series which presents basic information on the size and status of the fire problem in the United States as depicted through data collected in USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

SFFD Diamond Heights LODD Safety Violations

State investigators have cited the San Francisco Fire Department for “serious” worker safety violations in the deaths of two firefighters killed battling a Diamond Heights house fire in June

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

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Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six