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Looking Back at One Meridian Plaza High Rise Fire: 1991

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On what began as an uneventful Saturday night twenty-one years ago, a fire on the 22nd floor of the 38-story Meridian Bank Building, also known as One Meridian Plaza, was reported to the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Wind Driven Fires

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Wind blowing into the broken window of a room on fire can turn a “routine room and contents fire” into a floor-to-ceiling firestorm.

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year

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High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year according to a new NFPA Report.

USFA Releases 2010 Fire Estimate Summary Series

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USFA Releases 2010 Fire Estimate Summary Series which presents basic information on the size and status of the fire problem in the United States as depicted through data collected in USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

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Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Major Emergency at Townhouses Under construction

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Another Major Emergency fire challenges companies at a townhouse complex underconstruction in LA. Are you trained and prepared to address an alarm assignment at a building or complex under construction? The rules of combat fire engagement are different.

NFPA releases state-level fire service needs assessment for every U.S. state

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NFPA releases Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service with state-level fire service needs assessment for every U.S. state.

Tabletop Training for the Weekend “Rubbish Fire”

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This special weekend edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is being offered on CommandSafety.com and is taking advantage of a training video produced by the LAFD in 2009 that involved a basis initial dispatch to a report of a rubbish fire that escalates into two structure fires and resulted in multiple alarm operations. Challenge your personnel and discuss and tabletop the incident scenario based on your operational and orgnizational profile and resources.

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.

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