Archive for December2010

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse-PDF Download

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Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse PDF Training Aid The recent post titled: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse has been receiving a considerable amount of attention as the post makes its way throughout the fire service eMedia sites, links, likes, shares and commentary circles, with over 6,000 views in the past […]

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse

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The single story commercial structure was vacant, however it was readily known that squatters were known to seek shelter in the abandoned structure especially give the harsh weather being experienced in the city.

Chicago Firefighters; Double LODD, 17 hurt during 3-11 alarm Blaze and Building Collapse

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            From emerging published reports, Two Chicago firefighters died after a wall collapsed during a 3-11 alarm fire at an abandoned South Side commercial building this morning, authorities said. Fourteen other firefighters were injured, including two who were trapped with the ones who died.     Police squad cars escorted two ambulances north on Lake Shore […]

Tactical Patience and the New Considerations of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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The most recent release of the testing report from Underwriters Laboratories; Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction.

Collapse of Bowstring Truss Roof Seriously Injures Fire Fighter

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The NIOSH Fire fighter Investigation and Prevention Program, Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports  recently released Report # F2009-12 for a Near-Miss event that seriously injured a firefighter  wih significant learnings;   HERE    Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does […]

Hazards and Lessons Learned from Fighting Fires in Modular Construction Homes

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Latest Media Segment released from the NFFF/Everyone Goes Home Program: Residential Modular Construction Fires – Lessons Learned  Description: This clip discusses the hazards and lessons learned from fighting fires in modular construction homes. This link comes by way of Chief Kevin A. Gallagher of the Acushnet (MA) Fire & EMS Department and our good friends […]

Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

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If youÂ’ve been paying attention to the latest news and on the job reports these past few days, you may have noticed thereÂ’s been an emerging trend evident in near miss, close-calls resulting in maydays, RIT deployments and self-rescue resulting from floor compromise and floor collapse.  As I was doing some research and posting links […]

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum   Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror On Your Street, In Your City, Across the Country, Around the WorldTM  Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 […]

Ordinary and Heavy Timber Constructed Occupancies Training Download

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Operational Safety Considerations at Ordinary and Heavy Timber Constructed Occupancies  Building Type III and IV Training Materials for the Fire Service This program was developed to support the case study information published within the 2009 Near-Miss Reporting Calendar for the Month of May, 2009 for the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System.  If youÂ’re not familiar […]

Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire 1999

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Today December 3, 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that resulted in the line of duty death of six courages brother firefighters.    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 […]