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Taking it to the Streets: Columbus

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Here’s a new Building to Read. What do think the Structural System and assemblies are compromised of? What does the building envelope look like. What type of structural systems might be present? What would the least favorable system be? Projected occupancy load: Operational concerns for a major floor fire? Fire Extension probability? Occupancy Type? Occupancy […]

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.

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 Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

Apartment Complex Under Construction: Rapid Deployment and Operations

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Safety and accountability are high priorities at multiple alarm incidents involving a construction site. A rapidly advancing fire in an apartment building complex under construction was managed and controlled without incident. How prepared are you and your company?

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?

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.

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 […]

SFFD Firefighter Memorials and Updates

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More details emerged Monday about last week’s fatal Diamond Heights blaze, as fire officials said an emergency alert accidentally went off on a nearby fire engine about the same time two firefighters’ personal alarms sounded inside the burning building according to published reports. Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, and firefighter-paramedic Anthony Valerio, 53, of Engine Company […]

Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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We’ll further explore how as Christopher Brennan states; “Today’s firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm’s way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen”.

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