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Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

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Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports

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New NIOSH LODD Reports issued from the FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM. Are they on your radar screen?

Building Construction Training for Fire Service Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

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We’ve got an advance look at some of the new training and lecture offerings coming out this fall and for 2012 that will be offered commencing in October for the Buildingsonfire Series

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

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Have you heard about the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System (NMRS)? Have you used the NMRS Reports, or submitted a near miss event? Did you know there is a wealth of resources available on the NMRS web site or that there is a Report of the week that is published weekly? If not, this is […]

In Search of Tactical Patience

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Today commemorates the anniversary of the Sofa Superstore fire in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine firefighters lost their lives while engaged in aggressive interior operations at a commercial building occupied and operating as a furniture store and warehouse. On the evening of June 18, 2007, units from the Charleston Fire Department responded to a […]

Reflecting on These Days of June

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Over the next few days, much will be written up reflecting on a number of past historical events that resonate with the rich heritage, honor and tradition that makes this Fire Service what it is.  Anniversaries come and go; remembrance, sorrow, grief and respect; the good and the bad all seem to come streaming back-or […]

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 […]

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 […]