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A new report identifies seven critical areas where more research is needed to further reduce the number of firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. These priorities were developed during the Second National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

Hal Bruno: The best friend a firefighter and the fire service could have

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For more than 60 years, Hal Bruno served as an active member of the fire service community, giving selflessly as a dedicated volunteer firefighter, advocate, commentator and leader. It was a pleasure to know you.

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three-The New Rules of Engagement

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three-The New Rules of Engagement  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. There is no other call more challenging to fire ground operations […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week 2011: Day One- Are You Ready?

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Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011 Fire/EMS Safety Week: Day One  Today is Day One of Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011.  The previous week leading up to today has brought with it two significant incidents; one in Illinois, the other in Indiana, both involving structure fires and combat fire engagement, both  different types of occupacies with […]

100th Show on FireFighterNetcast.com

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100th Show   Join in on FireFighterNetcast.com this Thursday night May 5th at 9pm ET for their 100th show. Stop by and chat with the boys and their special guests…you just never know who’ll drop in…. The direct show link is HERE FireFighterNetcast.com, HERE And to help them celebrate, they’re  inviting everyone who’s been a part of Firefighter Netcast […]

Residential Fire Sprinklers: A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH FOR COMMUNITIES

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Residential Fire Sprinklers: A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH FOR COMMUNITIES Residential Fire Sprinklers…A Step-By-Step Approach for Communities (Second Edition) – National Fire Sprinkler Association and International Association of Fire Chiefs – has developed and published a comprehensive  guide  for all stakeholders, from the citizen to the fire chief and from the homebuilder to the elected official, with […]

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    Taking it to the Streets With Christopher Naum A New Monthly Radio Talkshow on  FireFighter Netcast.com  Premiering on Wednesday July 21 at 9pm ET A Buildingsonfire.com Series and FireFighter Netcast.com Production  Advancing FireFighter Safety and Operational Intergrity for the Fire Service through provocative insights and dynamic discussions dedicated to the Art and Science of […]

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BuildingsonFire 2010; Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues or Focus that should be on Your Radar Screen The following list is but a modest cross section of pertinent information or focus areas today’s Firefighter, Company or Command Officer MUST be knowledgeable in, have insights and proficiency based […]

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    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Buildingsonfire.com
    Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com’ s 2010 postings: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse and Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse-PDF [...]
    2011-08-05 21:25:03
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Buildingsonfire.com
    Vacant Residential Building Fires Report
    [...] The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the characteristics of fires in vacant residential buildings. The report, Vacant Residential Building Fires, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and provides useful insights and recommendations. Link HERE [...]
    2011-08-05 21:24:44
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report
    [...] Lessons Learned: Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report [...]
    2011-08-05 21:18:53
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com’ s 2010 postings: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse and Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse-PDF [...]
    2011-08-05 21:11:01
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Newest NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters at Structure Fires
    [...] Read the Newest NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters at Structure Fires, HERE [...]
    2011-08-05 21:08:04

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