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Lessons from the Fireground; FDNY Wooster Street Fire and Collapse 1958-2018

Lessons from the Fireground-1958-2018 Wooster Street Fire & Collapse Box 55-334 FDNY   137 -139 Wooster Street in Lower Manhattan (New York City) was a six story 80 x 100 loft building constructed of heavy timber construction and masonry brick perimeter walls. This was a common building size and type in this area of the […]

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Lessons from the Fireground: Buffalo- Box 191 North Division and Grosvenor 12.27.1983

Lessons from the Fireground; December 27,1983 Buffalo, New York Five Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths As Buffalo (NY) firefighters arrived at the scene of a reported propane leak in a four-story radiator warehouse (Type III Ordinary and Type IV Heavy Timber construction), a massive explosion occurred, killing five firefighters and injuring nine others, three of them critically. […]

Lessons from the Fireground FDNY Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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The Luongo’s Restaurant Fire and Collapse 1942-2017 75th Anniversary of Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

A multiple alarm fire and collapse 70 years ago resulting in six Boston Firefighter LODDs, was overshadowed by the Coconut Grove Fire which occurred 13 days later. HereÂ’ the story and legacy.

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Premier Episode of BuildingsonFire’s Taking it to the Street on FireEngineering.com / Talk Radio

All Units standby for an important transmission; Thursday October 05, 2017 the premier episode of BuildingsonFire’s Taking it to the Street Launches on FireEngineering.com / Talk Radio. (Here) Host Christopher Naum leads a timely discussion on Emerging Trends in Building Construction and their Impacts on Firefighting Operations with scheduled guests; Battalion Chief Jerry Tracy, (ret) FDNY, Division Chief Peter […]

“You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job”

Reflections of 9|11: You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job. No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea of what God is calling you to do, but God needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us. God needs us to keep supporting each other, to be kind to each other, to love each otherÂ…

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The Waldbaum Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s

The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The fire began in a hallway near the […]

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The Bowstring Truss

The Bowstring Truss There’s a tremendous lack of understanding in the American Fire Service as to what accurately defines and comprises a Heavy Timber Bowstring Truss and the Operational and Safety Precautions that must be recognized, implemented and trained on, in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence, company integrity and firefighter safety on the […]

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Lessons from the Fireground: Hackensack and Gloucester

As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame

Lessons from the Fireground: The 701 University Avenue Fire – Four Firefighters LODD 1978

Remembering the 701 University Ave Fire: 1978 in Syracuse, New York

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