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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.

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 […]

Sleep with a Firefighter Every Night

The video speaks for itself…Click over to the FireGeezer for an insightful look at how this video came to be and the lady behind the concept Vina Drennan, HERE

Honor and Remembrance

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Our nation’s fire and emergency services have begun a journey, one that no one could have imagined.

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Real Simple… BUCKLE UP

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“I wish you would have simply buckled up that day.”

3*4*3 Reports

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After a recent training program, we discussed in a smaller group setting common, contributing and apparent causes related to three prominent fire incidents.

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester City

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 As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame that hold a number of lessons learned related to command management, operations, building construction principles and building performance, fire behavior and the ever present dangers of the job. Take the opportunity to learn more about these events, […]

Learning the Lessons from the Past

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June 17th marks the anniversary of two significant fire service incidents that resonate with the values, doctrine and philosophy that define the principles and tradition of the Fire Service.

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