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FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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 USFAís National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

Occupancy Risks versus Occupancy Types

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Todayís incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past, requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type. There is an immediate need […]

Building Knowledge=Firefighter Safety

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Commandsafety.com is pleased to make available the latest update to the Buildingsonfire.com’s Building Construction†Training and Lecture Series for 2010. Recently updated with a series of new seminar and training program topics addressing the emerging training and educational needs of the fire service, these programs provide timely and relevant information and insights on Building Construction, Command […]

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 […]

Building Types

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) recently published a series of bulletins under their highly acclaimed Coffee Break Training series of informational bulletins. This series provided insights and awareness of how Buildings are ďtypesĒ from a codes perspective related to fire resistance. All firefighters and officers need to have a firm understanding of the principles, […]

Itís more than just Size-Up; Situational Awareness and Dynamic Risk Assessment

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Dynamic Risk Assessment is commonly used to describe a process of risk assessment being carried out in a changing or evolving environment, where what is being assessed is developing as the process itself is being undertaken. This is further problematical for the Incident Commander when confronted with competing or conflicting incident priorities, demands or distractions […]

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 yearís 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 […]

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge, Pennsylvania December 20, 1991: Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse Four volunteer firefighters died when they were trapped by a partial floor collapse during a structure fire in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 20, 1991. All four were members of a mutual aid truck company that had responded to the […]

Predicated Building Performance

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When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operational experiences; those that were successful, and those that were not, give us experiences that define and determine how we access, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm in the future. Naturalistic (or recognition-primed) decision-making forms much of this basis. […]

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    Remembrance: FDNY and Buffalo(NY) Double LODD from Floor Collapse | Buildingsonfire.com
    Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report
    [...] CommandSafety.com: Buffalo, NY Three Alarm Fire and Double LODD Report [...]
    2011-08-30 12:10:01
    Remembrance: FDNY and Buffalo(NY) Double LODD from Floor Collapse | Buildingsonfire.com
    Another Near Miss Floor Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com: http://commandsafety.com/2011/05/another-near-miss-floor-collapse/ [...]
    2011-08-30 12:09:27
    Remembrance: FDNY and Buffalo(NY) Double LODD from Floor Collapse | Buildingsonfire.com
    Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know
    [...] Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know [...]
    2011-08-30 12:09:06
    Remembrance: FDNY and Buffalo(NY) Double LODD from Floor Collapse | Command Safety
    Another Near Miss Floor Collapse
    [...] CommandSafety.com: http://commandsafety.com/2011/05/another-near-miss-floor-collapse/ [...]
    2011-08-30 12:01:27
    Remembrance: FDNY and Buffalo(NY) Double LODD from Floor Collapse | Command Safety
    Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD
    [...] CommandSafety.com: Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD [...]
    2011-08-30 12:00:05

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