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Woonsocket (RI) Eight Alarm Mill Fire: Caused by Welding

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A 112-year-old building, once the home of the Woonsocket Rubber Co., a firm that made decoy tanks for the D-Day invasion in World War II and later manufactured Keds sneakers, was destroyed Tuesday night by a spectacular fire. Smoke from the blaze could be seen as far away as Providence.Fire Chief Gary Lataille said 10 […]

Flags at the NFFF Memorial; SFFD LODD

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The flags at the National Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at the National Fire Academy are once again lowered this morning as a result of the line of duty death of Lieutenant Vincent Perez of the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department as a result of injuries sustained while conducting  fire suppression operations in a residential occupancy […]

San Francisco FD Flashover LODD, two others injured

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San Francisco (CA) Fire Department Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, died in the line of duty during fire suppression operations trying to extinguish a fire at a four-story residential occupancy in the Diamond Heights section of San Francisco. FF Anthony Valerio, 53, is reported in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital’s intensive care unit with […]

Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD 1999

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  Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD  May 30th, 1999  On May 30, 1999, (DCFD) fire fighters responded to a box alarm involving a townhouse fire at 3146 Cherry Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018-1612. DCFD FireFighter Anthony Phillips, Engine 10 DCFD FireFighter Louis Matthews, Engine 26 From the NIOSH Report:  The […]

Stairway Collapse and Mayday in Chicagoland

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                                                  A fire in single family residential occupancy in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park section on May 29th produced these dramatic occurrences: Serious injury to a woman and her grandchild, a firefighter being trapped, and good Samaritans lending a hand. About 12:30 a.m., Chicago fire officials and police responded to a fire in a one-and-a-half story single […]

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 […]

Albuquerque Fire Department; Learnings from Close Call Collapse and Fire Fighter Injuries

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The Albuquerque Fire Department seeks to improve operations from past performance Four firefighters with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department were injured during operations at a three-alarm fire that injured raged through the Royal Crown Apartment Complex  in southeast Albuquerque on Friday February 4, 2011. The injured firefighters were among four who fell through the floor […]

Survivability Profiling and the Fire Ground Size-Up

In support of recent program on Taking it to the Streets regarding Survivability Profiling with our  special guest Captain Stephen Marsars, FDNY we are posting some of the research and articles to aid in your own individual research and increased awareness on this emerging concept and refined methodology expanding traditional size-up into a new element. […]

Taking it to the Streets Radio Program On Firefighter Netcast.com

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Survivability Profiling Live on Taking it To the Street Taking it to the Streets Radio Program On Firefighter Netcast.com April 20, 2011 Show  9:00 pm – 10:15 pm ET Live and Online Taking it to the Streets with your host Christopher Naum will present another timely and insightful look at an emerging element of today’s […]

Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD 2007; Is This on Your Radar Screen?

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  Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD Report-Remembrance and Learnings The Prince William County (VA) Department of Fire and Rescue published a comprehensive line of duty death report for Technician I Kyle R. Wilson on Saturday, January 26, 2008. Have your read it? Technician I Wilson was the first line of duty […]

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