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Thirty Year Remembrance: Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets, December 27, 1983

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    Thirty Year Remembrance: Buffalo (NY) Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Street, December 27, 1983 As Buffalo (NY) firefighters arrived at the scene of a reported propane leak in a three-story radiator warehouse (Type III Ordinary and Type IV Heavy Timber construction), a massive explosion occurred, killing five firefighters instantly and injuring nine […]

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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Remembering Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

Residential Pre-Arrival: What are your Considerations?

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Having Knowledge or information of Pre-arrival Conditions; upon arrival of companies may have an influence on the implementation of an effective incident action plan. What would you need to know or consider?

Fireground Dynamics: Smoke Explosion during Interior Operations

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Reading the Smoke, Fire Dynamics and Smoke Explosion

NIOSH Report addresses Operational Issues at Metal Recycling Facility Fire

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NIOSH recently released its report on operational issues that resulted in seven career fire fighters being injured while fighting a fire at a large commercial structure containing recyclable combustible metals.

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.

Shopping Center Explosion: Fluid Risk Assessment

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NIOSH recently released it’s report on the Penn-Mar Shopping Center Explosion that occured on May 7, 2008 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Report Copy HERE. A number of mission critial lessons and insights can be gained regarding initial response, command management, operational safety, tactical deployment and effective situational awareness and dynamic risk assessment through an […]

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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December 27, 1983 Buffalo, New York Five Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths As Buffalo (NY) firefighters arrived at the scene of a reported propane leak in a three-story radiator warehouse (Type III ordinary and Type IV heavy timber construction), a massive explosion occurred, killing five firefighters instantly and injuring nine others, three of them critically. The force […]