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Building Risk Profile, Before the First-Due

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You are integral to all that’s required on the fireground: failure is not an option.

Tactical Discipline

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Defined by your actions on the Fireground and in Quarters.

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 […]

FDNY Company Staffing Reductions

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FDNY expects to save about $30 million a year by not having to pay overtime to staff the extra firefighters, officials said.

Taking it to the Streets: The First-Due Officer

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Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for an hour with Taking it to the Streets on Firefighernetcast.com where we’ll discuss the street level issues affecting the First-Due Officer on Wednesday night November 17th at 9:00 pm EST.

Residential Structure Flashover and FF LODD- NIOSH Report

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Victim was found wrapped in the 2 ½ inch hoseline that had ruptured.

NIST Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiments ISSUED

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Report-on-Residential-Fireground-Field-Experiments The NIST Firefighter Safety and Deployment Study; Titled- Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiements was issued this morning. A copy of the report is attached. The report is also available for download at the NIST, HERE Report Abstract: Service expectations placed on the fire service, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), response to natural disasters, hazardous […]

Twenty Ten

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As we transition into a new year, and as plans begin to take place that frame and outline the year’s activities, foremost in this planning, preparation, scheduling and outlook should be those activities and commitments that training, education and skill development can be implemented and enhanced. Take the initiative to recognize and identify training and […]