Tag Archives: Wall collapse

Memorial Dedicated to Six Boston FF Killed In 1942 East Boston Luongo Fire

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Memorial dedicated in East Boston (MA) honoring Six Boston firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice while battling a fire in 1942.

The 1942 Luongo’s Restaurant Fire and Collapse in East Boston; Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

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A multiple alarm fire and collapse 70 years ago resulting in six Boston Firefighter LODDs, was overshadowed by the Coconut Grove Fire which occurred 13 days later. Here’ the story and legacy.

Fire Fighter Killed by Exterior Wall Collapse during Defensive Operations at a Commercial Structure

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NIOSH Report highlights collapse considerations during defensive operations that contributed to FF LODD

Training Download: Commercials- Got Fire? Anticipate Collapse

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It is mission critical to comprehend and understand your department’s operational capabilities and the necessary deployment demands for fire suppression, fire flow and phased operations at commercial building fires. Training Download Available.

Commercials- Got Fire; Anticipate Collapse

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There are numerous factors to be cognizant of at commerical building fires especially when it comes to identifying precursors and indicators for collapse. Got Fire? Anticipate Collapse!

Firefighter LODD battling Pinckneyville (IL) Blaze from Wall Collapse

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A massive two-building fire on the Pinckneyville town square Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Du Quoin firefighter, the fire chief’s son.

Situational Awareness: Wall Collapse Near Miss

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UK Firefighter Narrowly Escapes Wall Collapse Collapse captured on dash cam shows Greater Manchester (UK) Fire and Rescue Service close call This was recently posted on Firefighternation.com and depicts a a video clip that captures a dramatic near miss of a colleague who could have been killed when a house collapsed today released footage of the incident. […]

The Ides of March

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   Operational Safety Here are five (5) NIOSH Firefighter LODD Event report summaries for incidents that occurred in the March 4th through the 8th time frame in the years 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008.    Take the time to look over the event summaries, discuss and comment on the factors that lead to the events and the […]

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