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Operational Excellence

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“Operational Excellence is achieved through Tactical Discipline, Tactical Patience and Knowledge of our Buildingsonfire” Understanding the Compartment in various types of occupancies and variation of building types lends itself towards the identification and selection of appropriate tactics with corresponding capabilities in the form of sustainable water flow for the expected fire load package. Understanding the […]

A View from the Street; Remembrance and Paying Respect

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A View from the Street; Remembrance and Paying Respect A brief trip on Friday took me to the City of Buffalo, New York. Following business, I made my way to 1815 Genesee Street. As the morning sun began to burn off the light layer of fog, I came upon my destination which at first glance […]

A View from the Street

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The Art and Science of Firefighting is aligning in a manner that will ultimately forge enhancements in…

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.

A Delicate Balance

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Light Weight construction has given way to Engineered Structural Systems (ESS) which in today’s evolving fireground, have an even more extensive array of performance, operational and integrity issues that affect a building’s performance under fire conditions.To unequivocally state that nothing has changed in buildings, occupancies, fire flow delivery rates and demands for increased proficiencies of […]

Adaptive Fireground Strategies for Today’s Occupancies at FDIC

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If you’re planning on heading to the Fire Department Instructors Conference, FDIC in Indianapolis please consider making time to attend our classroom session. We’ll make sure we have a seat waiting for you. There’s a tremendous selection of offerings, check out the program listings HERE. If you’re not able to make the class, make sure you contact me if […]

Smart and Intelligent Firefighting

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It’s not about NOT fighting fires, but rather fighting fires smarter.

Taking it the Streets: Reading the Building

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Know what to look at when Reading the Building? Looks can be deceiving.

Training Programs for Today’s Evolving Fireground Series for 2013

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PROGRAM OFFERINGS The Command Institute announces the 2013 Buildingsonfire training, seminar and lecture series. These program offerings and deliveries are part of the Buildingsonfire.com Series of Training Programs designed and developed to support the continuing professional and operational development of the American Fire Service in meeting the challenges of the today’s evolving fireground. These programs […]

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