Tag Archives: “firefighter safety”

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 Construction for Today’s Fire Service

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Here’s the starting line-up of the New 2013 Buildingsonfire Training Programs and Seminars

Operational Excellence

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Active and Engaged: or Passive and on the Sideline?

2012 International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week

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Have you made your plans for 2012 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week? This is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Baltimore County (MD) Firefighter Falkenhan Line of Duty Death Report Issued

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“Firefighter Falkenhan was a well-respected and experienced firefighter. He died performing his duties during a very complex incident with severe fire conditions and unique fire behavior coupled with the immediate need to perform multiple rescues of victims in imminent danger. It would be easy if one particular failure of the system could be identified as the cause of this tragedy. We could fix it and move on. Unfortunately it is not that simple. No incident is “routine”. Mark’s death and this report reinforce that fact”. From the Baltimore County (MD) FD LODD Report.

Structural Collapse Insights and Aides from NIST

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A primer on past Structural Collapse research and insights.

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.

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 […]

The New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement: Random Thoughts

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The New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement: How do You Measure  Your Effectiveness on the Fireground? What are Your Rules of Engagement Based upon? Are Your Operations SOP Driven? Are they Aggressive or Measured? What is Employed in your Size-up? How is Risk Assessed, Monitored, Adjusted? Do Company Officers Manage Tactical Objectives? Is Tactical Entertainment […]

Chicago Fire Department: Everyone Goes Home (official version)

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In an effort to make personal safety a top priority, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today released a new video, Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home®.

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