Archive for May2011

Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD 1999

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  Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD  May 30th, 1999  On May 30, 1999, (DCFD) fire fighters responded to a box alarm involving a townhouse fire at 3146 Cherry Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018-1612. DCFD FireFighter Anthony Phillips, Engine 10 DCFD FireFighter Louis Matthews, Engine 26 From the NIOSH Report:  The […]

Stairway Collapse and Mayday in Chicagoland

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                                                  A fire in single family residential occupancy in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park section on May 29th produced these dramatic occurrences: Serious injury to a woman and her grandchild, a firefighter being trapped, and good Samaritans lending a hand. About 12:30 a.m., Chicago fire officials and police responded to a fire in a one-and-a-half story single […]

2nd National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium

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The Second National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium was recently convened and held at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland that brought together some of the leading national fire researchers and a cross section of a whoÂ’s who in fire service leadership to complete an intensive two days of interaction and engagement to […]

Fire Behavior 101; Taking it to the Streets

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  Fire Behavior Fire Dynamics Fire Dynamics is the study of how chemistry, fire science, material science and the mechanical engineering disciplines of fluid mechanics and heat transfer interact to influence fire behavior. In other words, Fire Dynamics is the study of how fires start, spread and develop. But what exactly is a fire? Defining Fire Fire […]

Physiological Stress associated with Structural Firefighting Observed in Professional Firefighters-Study

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Study   COOPERATIVE EFFORT WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS FD A primary goal of the project was to investigate the physical rigor of real fire scene work. Fire scene work tasks may differ widely with respect to their cardiovascular and respiratory stress. Therefore, the project sought to illustrate normative data for multiple fire ground tasks including fire […]

Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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Discussions on what is meant by embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position.

Another Near Miss Floor Collapse

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Floor compromise and isolated shift resulted in minor firefighter injuries and a near miss event in San Diego (CA)

100th Show on FireFighterNetcast.com

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100th Show   Join in on FireFighterNetcast.com this Thursday night May 5th at 9pm ET for their 100th show. Stop by and chat with the boys and their special guests…you just never know who’ll drop in…. The direct show link is HERE FireFighterNetcast.com, HERE And to help them celebrate, they’re  inviting everyone whoÂ’s been a part of Firefighter Netcast […]

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week June 19-25, 2011 Theme: Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer & Command Preparedness Fire Fighter Survival  2011 Focus: Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer & Command Preparedness Planning and Resource Aide for Training Deliveries to support Safety Week 2011 from the IAFC 2011 […]