Archive for November2010

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

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Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems is a very useful manual that was developed and published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor for the purpose to increase the safety of building occupants and emergency responders by streamlining fire […]

Commandsafety.com and TheCompanyofficer.com Quick Response Codes (QR)

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A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional code that can be scanned by smartphone cameras to automatically pull up text, photos, videos, music and URLs. These codes have become mobile-friendly ways to point people in the offline space to online resources.

Interactive Dynamic Risk Assessment Download

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 An interactive training program has been provided courtesy of Buildingsonfire.com and Commandsafety.com to support skill set development in the areas of dynamic risk assessment, size-up analysis and situational awareness. This is a basic program that will support any of your department’s or company’s current drill or training inititatives. Download the program HERE Risk Assessment_Sizeup3

Green Building Construction for the Fire Service

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  What is a Green Building? Take a look at a new Blog Post on Firehouse.com by an emerging and up and coming leader in the fire service Lt. John Shafer. Check out  Lt. Shafer’s facebook page called Green Buildings for the Fire Service with informative information on Green Building issues http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Building-Construction-for-Fire-Service/146302678730175

Occupancy Risks versus Occupancy Types

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TodayÂ’s 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. There is an immediate need […]

2011 Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs Announced

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 Buildingsonfire.com and the Command Institute 2011 Training Program and Seminar Offerings Released A comprehensive offering of Training Programs, Lectures, Seminars and Keynotes available for bookings in 2011 and 2012.  Building Construction for the Fire Service Training Programs for 2011 PDF File Here Building Construction for the Command and Company Officer  Effective and safe fireground operations […]

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Vol10NO08 Ten Minutes in the Streets with Christopher Naum Ten Minutes in the Street A Buildingsonfire.com Series Interactive Scenarios, Where YOU Make the Call Ten Minutes in the Street is back, bringing you insightful and provoking street scenarios for the discriminating and perspective Firefighter, Officer and Commander; where you make the call. You donÂ’t have […]

The Emerging Fire Officer

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 For a TodayÂ’s Fire Officer to be truly effective, accountable and responsible to their duties, function and assignments; they must have the requisite training and skill sets that correspond with their job performance and functions. Regardless of your affiliation or membership, career or volunteer, rank or title; if you are performing as an officer in […]

1980 MGM Grand Hotel Fire-Thirty Years Ago

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  Thirty years ago on the morning of November 21, 1980, 85 people died and more than 700 were injured as a result of a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second largest life-loss hotel fire in United States history. It was determined during the investigation that the […]

Vacant Residential Building Fires Report

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The Federal Emergency Management AgencyÂ’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 USFAÂ’s National Fire Data Center and is further evidence of FEMAÂ’s commitment to sharing information with fire departments and first responders around […]

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