Author Archives: Christopher Naum

Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

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If you’ve been paying attention to the latest news and on the job reports these past few days, you may have noticed there’s been an emerging trend evident in near miss, close-calls resulting in maydays, RIT deployments and self-rescue resulting from floor compromise and floor collapse.  As I was doing some research and posting links […]

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum   Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror On Your Street, In Your City, Across the Country, Around the WorldTM  Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 […]

Ordinary and Heavy Timber Constructed Occupancies Training Download

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Operational Safety Considerations at Ordinary and Heavy Timber Constructed Occupancies  Building Type III and IV Training Materials for the Fire Service This program was developed to support the case study information published within the 2009 Near-Miss Reporting Calendar for the Month of May, 2009 for the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System.  If you’re not familiar […]

Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire 1999

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Today December 3, 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that resulted in the line of duty death of six courages brother firefighters.    For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not […]

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

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Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems is a very useful manual that was developed and published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor for the purpose to increase the safety of building occupants and emergency responders by streamlining fire […] and Quick Response Codes (QR)

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A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional code that can be scanned by smartphone cameras to automatically pull up text, photos, videos, music and URLs. These codes have become mobile-friendly ways to point people in the offline space to online resources.

Interactive Dynamic Risk Assessment Download

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 An interactive training program has been provided courtesy of and to support skill set development in the areas of dynamic risk assessment, size-up analysis and situational awareness. This is a basic program that will support any of your department’s or company’s current drill or training inititatives. Download the program HERE Risk Assessment_Sizeup3

Green Building Construction for the Fire Service

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  What is a Green Building? Take a look at a new Blog Post on by an emerging and up and coming leader in the fire service Lt. John Shafer. Check out  Lt. Shafer’s facebook page called Green Buildings for the Fire Service with informative information on Green Building issues

Occupancy Risks versus Occupancy Types

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Today’s incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past, requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type. There is an immediate need […]

2011 Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs Announced

Entry Img and the Command Institute 2011 Training Program and Seminar Offerings Released A comprehensive offering of Training Programs, Lectures, Seminars and Keynotes available for bookings in 2011 and 2012.  Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs for 2011 PDF File Here Building Construction for the Command and Company Officer  Effective and safe fireground operations […]

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