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Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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Discussions on what is meant by embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position.

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. […]

Three UK Fire Service Managers charged in LODD incident

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    Three fire service managers in charge of the operation at a south Warwickshire vegetable packing warehouse in which four firefighters died are to face prosecution for manslaughter.  The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that that Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service managers Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward will face charges of manslaughter by […]

2011 FDNY Symposium

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2011 FDNY Symposium Schedule/Topics Tuesday March 15 08:30 – 8:45  Welcome and Introduction by FDNY Commissioner and Chief of Department. 08:45 – 10:00   The latest building trends in construction and technology including ‘Green Buildings” and how they impact on firefighting operations –Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora 10:00 – 12:00  FDNY Firefighting Procedures and the different tactics […]

VES:Flashover, Bailout and Close-call

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N.J. Firefighter bailout from Second-Story Window as a result of room fashover An Asbury Park (NJ) firefighter was seriously burned while fighting an apartment fire in the seaside community. 41-year-old firefighter Jason Fazio was in listed in critical condition at St. Barnabas Burn Center in Livingston following Monday’s afternoon fire. Officials indicated that Firefighter Fazio was […]

Make Everyday a Training Opportunity

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Here’s some USFA/NFA Training Program Course Titles and direct Links to their respective Student Manuals  (PDF Files) that you can download, review and take away some information for a company or department level drill or integrate into a class.  Make everyday a Training Opportunity. Principles of Building Construction Combustible Principles of Building Construction Non-Combustible Incident […]

Collapse of Bowstring Truss Roof Seriously Injures Fire Fighter

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The NIOSH Fire fighter Investigation and Prevention Program, Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports  recently released Report # F2009-12 for a Near-Miss event that seriously injured a firefighter  wih significant learnings;   HERE    Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does […]

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 where we’ll discuss the street level issues affecting the First-Due Officer on Wednesday night November 17th at 9:00 pm EST.

Rules of Engagement 2010

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The “Rules” were formally adopted by the IAFC Health, Safety and Survival Section at the Fire Rescue International Conference held last week in Chicago.

In the Streets; On the Air

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Taking it to the Streets had its premier July 21st on Firefighter with a lively and provoking discussion on “What’s on YOUR Radar Screen?” The program theme aligned with a recent posting on the same topic. Join me on the program were two prominent and nationally recognized fire service leaders, who I’m honored to […]

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