Tag Archives: LODD

One Meridian Plaza High Rise Fire: Twenty Years Ago

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On what began as an uneventful Saturday night twenty years ago, a fire on the 22nd floor of the 38-story Meridian Bank Building…

Are You Prepared to PREVENT a Line of Duty Death?

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The fire service is a dynamic profession that is richly steeped in tradition, noble in deeds and calling. We know the fire service to be constant – yet ever changing in today’s society.

Operational Conditions can Change in a Heartbeat: Remembering FDNY Black Sunday

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Take the time to read both NIOSH reports and remember the sacrafice… Three veteran FDNY firefighters died in the LODD in Brooklyn, New York and the Bronx on Sunday January 23, 2005, a day that has become known as “Black Sunday” and called one of the saddest in fire department history. Two firefighters were killed […]

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job..

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A column by Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass provides a poinent reminder of the who we are and why we do what we do……

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 […]

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

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For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not heard about the fire before- take the time to learn about the incident, the firefighters, the building, the operational factors and challenges, the courage, fortitude and convictions that define the American Fire Service, it’s honor, tradition and brotherhood.

Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground” Rescheduled

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Wednesday Night’s Program has been postponed due to Emergent Server issues at BlogTalkRadio. The Program has been rescheduled for Thursday November 4th at 9:00pm EDT Turn Out to FireFighter NetCast.com and Taking it to the Streets for; “Redefining the Fire Ground” If you missed last month’s program on the Tactical Renaissance of Combat Fire Suppression Operations […]

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 […]

Remembrance FDNY; Brooklyn Box 3300 August 2, 1978

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FDNY Waldbaum Fire August 2, 1978 The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978  The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978, thirty two years ago. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The […]

It’s Real Simple… BUCKLE UP

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

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