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FDNY: The 1978 Waldbaum Fire and Collapse-Remembrance 35 Years

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The Thirty-five year anniversary of the FDNY Waldbaum’s Fire and Collapse: Do you know the lessons learned?

Building-Occupancy Relationships and Firefighting

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Knowledge and proficiencies related to building construction are formulative to all strategic, tactical and task level assignments. Without understanding the building-occupancy relationships and integrating; construction, the compartment, occupancy risk, fire dynamics and fire behavior, fluid situational awareness and risk analysis, the art and science of aggressive and smart firefighting with well-informed incident command management, company […]

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems, Ceiling Collapse and Firefighter Safety

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We’re posting the ROTW alert in it’s entirety below and are expanding upon this discussion to include materials previously posted on Buildingsonfire.com from the posts that surrounded the LAFD LODD of Firefighter Glenn L. Allen

Supervisor cleared on all charges in Deutsche Bank Building Fire that killed 2 FDNY Firefighters

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  Published reports are being stating that the least senior of three construction officials in the Deutsche Bank manslaughter trial was acquitted of all charges today — after telling jurors that he had no idea the giant pipe he helped remove from the basement had anything to do with providing water to firefighters. A construction […]

Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire; Final NIST Report Issued

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   The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on its study of the June 18, 2007, fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., that trapped and killed nine firefighters, the highest number of firefighter deaths in a single event since 9/11. The final report was strengthened by clarifications […]

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

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The recent events in Los Angeles and the line of duty death of veteran LAFD Firefighter Glenn Allen who died Friday from injuries he sustained when a ceiling collapsed on him in a house fire late Wednesday night in the Hollywood Hills again gives us pause to reflect on the demands and hazards present at […]

Attic Fires in Residential Buildings Report

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Firefighters must decide whether to fight the fire from above or below, both of which present many difficulties. In both instances, firefighters have to consider that roofs or ceilings may collapse.

Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground” Rescheduled

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Many would argue that the fire ground doesn’t need to be “redefined”; that the way we do business in the Streets is just fine and that the American Fire Service knows how to get the job done, at any cost.

Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground”

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For a Rockin’ Hot Time, Tune in this coming Wednesday night, November 3rd  to FireFighter NetCast.com and Taking it to the Streets for; “Redefining the Fire Ground” If you missed last month’s program on the Tactical Renaissance of Combat Fire Suppression Operations and the new Rules of Engagement, with Chief Gary Morris (ret) Phoenix (AZ) Fire […]

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    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Buildingsonfire.com
    Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com’ s 2010 postings: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse and Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse-PDF [...]
    2011-08-05 21:25:03
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Buildingsonfire.com
    Vacant Residential Building Fires Report
    [...] The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the characteristics of fires in vacant residential buildings. The report, Vacant Residential Building Fires, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and provides useful insights and recommendations. Link HERE [...]
    2011-08-05 21:24:44
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report
    [...] Lessons Learned: Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report [...]
    2011-08-05 21:18:53
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com’ s 2010 postings: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse and Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse-PDF [...]
    2011-08-05 21:11:01
    NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters | Command Safety
    Newest NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters at Structure Fires
    [...] Read the Newest NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters at Structure Fires, HERE [...]
    2011-08-05 21:08:04

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