Archive for January2011

FDNY Company Staffing Reductions

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FDNY expects to save about $30 million a year by not having to pay overtime to staff the extra firefighters, officials said.

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FDNY: Remembering FDNY Black SundayÂ…LODD 2005    The call had come at 7:59 on a Sunday morning, the day after a January blizzard had shut down the city. There was still more than a foot of unplowed snow on East 178th Street off the Grand Concourse, and some of it was still swirling in 45-mile-an-hour […]

Modular Home Construction and Operations

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     Modular homes are built using an engineered approach to produce buildings in a more efficient and cost effect method that can deliver lower home prices per square foot. Instead of the traditional stick-built, on-site construction methods, most of the work is pre-fabricated at an off-site climate controlled factory. As each sub-section is finished it is transported […]

Attic Fires in Residential Buildings Report

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Firefighters must decide whether to fight the fire from above or below, both of which present many difficulties. In both instances, firefighters have to consider that roofs or ceilings may collapse.

VES:Flashover, Bailout and Close-call

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N.J. Firefighter bailout from Second-Story Window as a result of room fashover An Asbury Park (NJ) firefighter was seriously burned while fighting an apartment fire in the seaside community. 41-year-old firefighter Jason Fazio was in listed in critical condition at St. Barnabas Burn Center in Livingston following MondayÂ’s afternoon fire. Officials indicated that Firefighter Fazio was […]

Five Alarm School Fire, Philadelphia

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A fast-moving fire at a Philadelphia (PA) elementary school, which challenged PFD  firefighters early this morning, has finally been placed under control. Crews responded out to the 5100 block of Warren Street in the cityÂ’s Parkside section just before 6:00 a.m. after a passing police officer noticed flames coming from the Global Leadership Academy Charter […]

USFA Releases Provisional 2010 Firefighter Fatality Statistics

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has announced there were 85 onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2010, a 6 percent decrease from the 90 fatalities reported for 2009.The 85 fatalities were spread across 31 states. Illinois experienced the highest number of fatalities (9). In addition […]

Make Everyday a Training Opportunity

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Here’s some USFA/NFA Training Program Course Titles and direct Links to their respective Student Manuals  (PDF Files) that you can download, review and take away some information for a company or department level drill or integrate into a class.  Make everyday a Training Opportunity. Principles of Building Construction Combustible Principles of Building Construction Non-Combustible Incident […]