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Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge, Pennsylvania December 20, 1991: Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse Four volunteer firefighters died when they were trapped by a partial floor collapse during a structure fire in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 20, 1991. All four were members of a mutual aid truck company that had responded to the […]

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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Three FDNY Firefighters died in-the line of duty while conducting suppression and rescue operations at fire on the tenth floor of 10-story high-rise apartment building for the elderly.

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

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As the First-Due Fire Company; Officer and crew, Are you prepared to address the fireground variables and occupancy risks upon your arrival and during the initial stages of your deployment and operations? Are you combat ready or passively engaged?   It seems we’ve struck some interests over past week since we first discussed the First-Due Fire […]

Tactical Renaissance and the New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement Seminar

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Saturday November 13, 2010 – 8:00am – 4:00pm – Sponsored by Haywood Community College and Waynesville (NC) Fire Department – Located in Waynesville /Haywood County, North Carolina

Tactical Renaissance and the Rules of Engagement

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Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum On Your Street, In Your City, Across the County, Around the World; Tune in this coming Wednesday night to FireFighter NetCast.com and Taking it to the Streets for; “Tactical Renaissance and the Rules of Engagement”. Joining Christopher Naum will be Chief Gary Morris (ret) Phoenix (AZ) Fire […]

Situational Awarness on Taking it to the Streets; Did you Listen in?

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Taking it to the Streets hosted by Christopher Naum Last month on Firefighter NetCast.com ,Taking it to the Streets presented an exceptional show related to the emerging issues affecting fire ground operations and the emerging and prevailing issues related to situational awareness on the fireground and incident scene  and its relationship to firefighter safety or operational […]

IAFC FRI Company & Command Officer Leadership Symposiums

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The program offerings at FRI 2010 provided in-depth leadership education like for newly promoted company officers and those transitioning to battalion chief.

High Rise Fire Fighting Operations

Houston (Texas) firefighters followed the “textbook approach” in fighting a blaze at a high-rise building on the 27th floor Monday night August 30, 2010 when a 4th Alarm was transmitted for operations at a high rise building fire, deploying nearly 175 firefighting personnel. Seven firefighters were injured with non life-threatening. A broken pipe hampered firefighting […]

Vacant Residential Building Fires Report

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the characteristics of fires in vacant residential buildings. The report, Vacant Residential Building Fires, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is further evidence of FEMA’s commitment to sharing information with fire departments and first responders around […]

The Definition of a FireFighter

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On August 9, 2010 Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Wheatley was working a grease-chute fire at a restaurant when he fell approximately 35 feet from the ladder of an attached fire escape suffering fatal injuries while he was making his way up to the roof of the burning building with his equipment. The Incident Location was; 615 […]

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