Author Archives: Christopher Naum

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

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Have you heard about the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System (NMRS)? Have you used the NMRS Reports, or submitted a near miss event? Did you know there is a wealth of resources available on the NMRS web site or that there is a Report of the week that is published weekly? If not, this is […]

FDNY All Hands Fire

Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:06 hrs FDNY Rescue 2 responded to 628 Lafayette Ave. for a fire on the 2nd floor of a 3 story private dwelling.

The Exceptional and Noble Qualities of one Brother Firefighter

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Thousands of mourners from across the state of Maryland and the nation arrived at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in North Baltimore (MD) on Monday January 24th to honor fallen firefighter Mark Falkenhan.  The call for the fire at 30 Dowling Circle came in to fire dispatchers at 6:18 p.m. The call came in as […]

Operational Conditions can Change in a Heartbeat: Remembering FDNY Black Sunday

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Take the time to read both NIOSH reports and remember the sacrafice… Three veteran FDNY firefighters died in the LODD in Brooklyn, New York and the Bronx on Sunday January 23, 2005, a day that has become known as “Black Sunday” and called one of the saddest in fire department history. Two firefighters were killed […]

Leadership Defined

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        Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” died on January 2, 2011 at the age of 92. Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey (PA)  home until the book and miniseries “Band […]

Training & Tactics Talk: Emerging Dynamics in the Modern Fire Environment Podcast

Radio@Firehouse.com Podcasts and Internet Broadcasts for Fire and Emergency Service Professionals: Real Issues. Real Answers. Real Firefighters. Training & Tactics Talk Hosted by Chief Doug Cline Training & Tactics Talk: Emerging Dynamics in the Modern Fire Environment Joining Training and Tactics Talk host Douglas Cline as he talks with his guests from across the United […]

Fire Department Officers Liable in Double Firefighter LODD

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The state Supreme Court Appellate Division in Rochester – in a 4-1 split decision – concluded the law granting personal immunity to volunteer firefighters does not apply to the fire departments themselves or to department officials.

Twenty Eleven (2011); Where are you going?

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Did I give back to the fire service, did I support, promote and advocate, did I learn, grow and better myself, did the year have meaning?

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job..

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A column by Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass provides a poinent reminder of the who we are and why we do what we do……

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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The force of the blast blew BFD Ladder 5′s tiller aerial 35 feet across the street into the front yard of a dwelling.

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