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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.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

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Strategy and Tactics at Garden Apartment Complex and Residencies required special instructions, insights and knowledge that goes well beyond the practices and methodologies typically deployed at single family residential fire incidents.

Tactical Operations and Combat Fire Engagement with Go >Forward Training

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The demands of today’s fire ground require new perspectives built upon the decades of practices and methodologies and the emerging new rules of combat fire engagement. Are you up for the challenge?

FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer on Leadership During 9-11

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Leadership in the evolving minutes of September 11th. FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer on Leadership During 9-11 and Beyond.

Ten Minutes in the Street: The First-Due

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This edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is looking at the considerations for the first-due engine company upon arrival at a well involved single family residential house fire. Arrivals and subsequent deployments during night time periods pose ever increasing challenges to arriving officers in the ability to ascertain and recognize factors that will have a direct or ancillary affect in the developing incident action plan, tactics and task assignments.

Tonight on Taking it to the Streets: The New Fire Ground and the First-Due

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Tune in to tonight’s edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM where the program will be looking at the New Fire Ground and the First-Due
Joining the program will be two special guests: Division Chief Ed Hadfield (CA) and Deputy Chief Jason Hoevelmann (MO) providing a great opportunity to listen to perspectives from coast to coast and the heartland.

Deployment Decisions: Defining Operations on the First-Due

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First-due company operations are influenced by a number of parameters and factors; some deliberate and dictated, others prescribed and prearranged and yet others subjective, biased, predisposed or at times accidental, casual and emotional. For many of you riding the seat or arriving assuming command; you understand the connotations and implications I’m making here. Here’s an […]

Building Knowledge=Fire Fighter Safety

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Modern 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.   Strategies and tactics must […]

Another Multiple Alarm Fire in Camden, NJ

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A huge fire early this morning has engulfed a three-story warehouse in downtown Camden, two days after another massive blaze in the city. The Camden County Fire dispatch office says about 20 fire companies were  fighting the eight-alarm blaze at the Howland Croft and Sons warehouse in the 400 block of Winslow Street. There have […]

FDNY Medal Day 2011

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FDNY celebrated the valor of its members during Medal Day 2011, which took place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 8. “This is one of the most wonderful days of the year,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We’re celebrating those who put themselves in harms way to protect others.” The event honored […]

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