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Analysis of Firetruck Crashes and Associated Firefighter Injuries in the United States

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Approximately 500 firefighters are involved in fatal firetruck crashes each year and 1 out of 100 of these occupants dies as a result of the crash.

Testimony Continues from 2011 LAFD LODD Fire at Luxury Hollywood Hills Home in Hearing for Architect

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A veteran fire captain testified Wednesday that he was trapped in debris that fell from a ceiling during a February 2011 fire at a luxury home in the Hollywood Hills, where another longtime firefighter suffered fatal injuries.

Occupancy Risk and Performance

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Take a look at this interior shot of the following occupancy:

Chicago Fire Captain Herbie Johnson remembered for his kindness, humor, bravery

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    Chicago Tribune Photos, HERE Tim Olk Photos, HERE Chicago Tribune, HERE “We could not be prouder of you,”  brother of fallen firefighter says Sun-Times HERE See CommandSafety.com for a complete accounting of the event, HERE Family of fallen firefighter: ‘A hero for our city’ from the Chicago Tribune, HERE Related PHOTOS:  Deadly fire […]

Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

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Are you Reading Your Buildings Correctly? It’s not always that easy and looks may very well be deceiving.

“You don’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson

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“You don’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson. Chicago Fire Captain LODD in residential fire.

An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

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Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown, FDNY Remembrance, One of Many Stories: One of the 343…   On September 11, 2001, Captain Patrick Brown and eleven men from FDNY Ladder 3 responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center. His firehouse, Ladder 3, is located in very close proximity to the Twin Towers so his was one […]

Fire Dynamics Simulation of 2011 Baltimore County LODD- 30 Dowling Circle

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Fire Dynamics Simulation model provided insight on the route of fire spread, the rapid fire growth leading to flashover of the second and third level, and the benefits of compartmentation on slowing fire and smoke spread.

Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: FDIC 2012

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New insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to the challenges that arise while fighting today’s structural fires on the evolving fireground.

The Ides of March: Learning and Remembrance

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Take the opportunity to identify the common themes and apparent causes of some past events.

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