Tag Archives: Safety

Wind Driven Mansion Fire

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A million dollar Baltimore County, Maryland home was destroyed Sunday December 13, 2009 by a fire that tore through the 4,700-square-foot structure with such intensity that firefighters were forced to battle the flames from the exterior.

The New Lexicon and Challenges

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Of the many issues affecting the Fire Service, the prevailing challenge that has a pronounced impact on operational safety is the assimilation of engineered structural systems (ESS) into mainstream building design and construction. The presence of engineered structural systems (ESS) are no longer considered to be an innocuous feature in a given building or occupancy; […]

Stop the Entertainment

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When we focus our attention on Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety and the essence of combat structural fires; Structural firefighting is what it’s all about, is it not? The fundamental nature and reason we have such veneration for firefighting and the fire service and all it entails, has a lot to do […]

Worcester’s Legacies

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Welcome to the new Commandsafety.com

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Superman, Ironman, Batman, Fireman, Human…We have a tendency- at times to momentarily lapse in recognizing we “Fireman” (and this is related to all gender of firefighters) are Human. Everyday, firefighters throughout America and the world perform extraordinary feats of bravery and heroism, much of it unheralded, unnoticed and underappreciated. It’s part of our job, it’s […]

Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) Tactics

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Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) TacticsImproving firefighter safety is an ongoing effort for the fire service. A series of fire experiments were conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to better understand the effectiveness of using fans at different locations to reduce the temperature in stairwells, corridors, room […]

Sixty Seconds for a Three Sixty

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As I was contemplating the development of a posting for today, one that was intended to pose a few rhetorical questions for the day, I came across an email forward to me by a good friend Brian O’Malley a motivational speaker, with a proclamation that provided a three-sixty (360) review to a recent strategic alignment […]

Buildings Under Construction

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It’s been a busy week for a couple of departments nationally with major fires at buildings under construction. A multiple alarm fire struck a 5 –story Apartment Complex in Renton, Washington that occupies nearly a full city block on Tuesday June 30th, HERE and HERE for details. On Monday June 29th, a spectacular multiple alarm […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week Postings from FFN

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week postings from Firefighter Nation Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; T minus One; “The Opposing Spectrum of Fire Service Safety Culture”http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/fireems-safety-health-and-1 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; Day-One; “What’s It All About?”http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/fireems-safety-health-and-2 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two. “Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety”; Know Your District and […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Seven; “The Courage to be Safe”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Seven; “The Courage to be Safe” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your ResponsibilityToday is June 20th, the seventh day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. This is the culminating day of what hopefully has been an opportune week to dedicate time and energies […]

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