Archive for October2011

NFPA releases state-level fire service needs assessment for every U.S. state

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NFPA releases Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service with state-level fire service needs assessment for every U.S. state.

From the Street and From the Office: Views on Firefighting

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What are the challenges of maintaining a balanced approach towards integrating effective risk management, with the demands for effective and highly efficient firefighting; while promoting safety, hazard reduction and injury and LODD reduction with conventional decision-making? Tune in October 26 for a live program on FireFighterNetcast.com

The Argument for European, North American Unification

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While doing some research on UK and US Strategic Leadership and Operational issues, I came across an article published on FireChief .com on April 28, 2011 and written by By Glenn Bischoff titled: The Argument for European, North American Unification. After reading through the piece, I thought this had some interesting connotations worthy of reposting […]

Size-Up: Report of the Week (ROTW)

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Sizing up a structure for a fire attack is a skill that takes time, practice and experience to fully develop. In some cases, if the size-up is too rapid, critical points can be overlooked.The National Fire Fighter’s Near-Miss Reporting System’s Report of the Week (ROTW) has some insights.

FDNY: The 23 Street Collapse October 17,1966 Box 55 598

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FDNY Multiple LODD 1966-2011 45th Anniversary. On October 17th 1966, Manhattan Box 598 was struck at 21:36 hours for the report of a building fire at 7 East 22nd Street, an art dealer in a four story brownstone. At 22;39 hours, twleve FDNY firefghters were trapped due to fire conditions and a floor collapse.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend 2011

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For the first time in the 30-year history of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend the bells of the Memorial Chapel will ring on Sunday, October 16 to honor the fallen during the 2011 Memorial Weekend

Don’t be trapped by Dogma, Strive for Excellence

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Strive for Excellence and look to identify the potential, make the improvements, grasp the innovations and don’t settle for status quo.

Fireground Dynamics: Smoke Explosion during Interior Operations

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Reading the Smoke, Fire Dynamics and Smoke Explosion

Training for the Evolving Fireground

Today’s fireground is evolving and transitioning due to a wide variety of changes, impacts and influences. Are you keeping up with what those changes are? Looking for some new and emerging training for 2012? How about Training in PA in November?

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports

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New NIOSH LODD Reports issued from the FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM. Are they on your radar screen?