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Automatic sprinklers are highly effective elements of total system designs for fire protection inbuildings. When sprinklers cover the area of fire origin, they operate in 95% of all reported structure fires large enough to activate sprinklers. When they operate, they are effective 96% of the time, resulting in a combined performance of operating effectively in […]

USFA and NVFC Release Updated Health and Wellness Guide for the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), working with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), has issued a revised Health and Wellness Guide for the Volunteer Fire and EmergencyServices. The Health and Wellness Guide now provides updated information on health and wellness issues, trends, and programs focused on the needs of the volunteer fire service. The document […]

2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week Theme Announced

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Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility June 14-20, 2009 Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility encourages chiefs and fire/EMS personnel to focus on what they personally can do to manage risk and enhance their health and safety. This year’s theme reflects the need for personal responsibility and […]

FDNY High-Rise Operations Symposium

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FDNY High-Rise Operations SymposiumMarch 19 & 20, 2009The FDNY responds to more than two million calls each year. Many of these responses are in high-rise buildings.The information presented will assist Firefighters, Line Officers, Fire Chiefs, Building Managers and Fire Engineers create solutions to problems unique to high-rise buildings.During the Department’s 143-year history, we continue to […]

The USFA Issued the 2007 Firefighter Fatalities Report- Read It!

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released today its report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007. The report continues a series of annual studies by the USFA of on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States. The USFA is the single public agency source of information for all on-duty firefighter fatalities in the […]

Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety

Entry Img Launching Early 2009 An Informational, Reference and Training web site Dedicated to the Art & Science of Building Construction, Firefighting and Command Risk Management Advancing Training, Knowledge, Skill Development and Safety Focus for the Fire Service, and Supporting the NFFF Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives & EGH program EditorialsMultimediaArticles & NewsPodcasts & WebcastsTraining Support MediaCase […]

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Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Christopher J. Naum, SFPE is a 35-year fire service veteran and a former Fire Chief/ Fire & Safety Coordinator at a U.S nuclear power plant and previously served as a commanding company officer for over twenty years in field operations with a volunteer fire department in New York. He is presently […]


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Can the Command and Company Officer truly make a difference in the outcomeduring structural fire combat? If they can make a difference – what tools are required to succeed? What are the relationships to; Knowledge, Experience, Technical skills, Proficiency, Core values, Depth and degree of separation, Maturity and stability, Cue-based mastery, Learning curves, Variables of […]

What Do You Really Know about the Buildings in Your District?

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What do you Really know about the buildings in your district? As you drive about your response district today, coming back from an alarm, heading to the firehouse tonight or running errands around your community this weekend, take a good look around. Ask your self a simple question; “How well do you know the buildings, […]

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Three LODDs January 23, 2005

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Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…LODD 2005 Take the time to read both NIOSH reports and remember the sacrafice… Three veteran FDNY firefighters died in the LODD in Brooklyn, New York and the Bronx on Sunday January 23, 2005, a day that has become known as “Black Sunday” and called one of the saddest in fire department […]

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