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Ready, Set, Go…

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Before Making Entry, while in the street; Has someone completed or assigned the reconn for a 360 of the building? Have you looked at the Building and its Profile and Understood what you’re looking at? Made a Rapid Risk Assessment? Assessed the Building’s Anatomy? Considered the Compartment? Considered the Fire Dynamics? Assessed the Predictability of […]

Building Risk Profile, Before the First-Due

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You are integral to all that’s required on the fireground: failure is not an option.

Taking it to the Streets Live Podcast: A Conversation on Basement Fires Media Files

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  Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires Live Podcast on timely issues directly related to the conduct of operations at Basement Fires. Taking it to the Streets presents a live interactive podcast on FireFighternetcast.com on Wednesday evening February 25th at 8pm ET with a focused Conversation and Discussion on Basement Fires. […]

Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires

Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires Live Podcast on timely issues directly related to the conduct of operations at Basement Fires. Recent incident events in Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York over the immediate past week and over the previous two months draws attention to the operational demands, risks and parameters found […]

Don’t Ignore your Buildings-Just because it’s Cold outside

Buildingsonfire-Don’t Ignore Your Buildings   Getting out onto your streets is not a once a year gig or only confined to good weather: you need to stay abreast of your buildings all year long. Your shouldn’t ignore your buildings… Seasonal changes influence the building and their predictability of performance. …Don’t make excuses, make plans to get […]

All Companies Stand-by: Transmitting a New Box for…

All Companies Stand-by: Transmitting a New Box for… The all new FireGroundLeadership.com         All Companies Stand-by: Transmitting a New Box for a brand new destination blog-site. You’ve arrived at the new FireGroundLeadership.com. Formally CommandSafety.com, the site has been retooled and redesigned to provide a focused streaming of information and insights with a […]

Operational Excellence

“Operational Excellence is achieved through Tactical Discipline, Tactical Patience and Knowledge of our Buildingsonfire” Understanding the Compartment in various types of occupancies and variation of building types lends itself towards the identification and selection of appropriate tactics with corresponding capabilities in the form of sustainable water flow for the expected fire load package. Understanding the […]

A View from the Street

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The company and command officer’s ability to accurately and effectively read the building establishes the not only the direction of an incident but also it’s potential outcome. What can you access from this street view of this building, it’s occupancy risks and structural and collapse profile? What type of strategies and tactics would you employ […]

The Little Things in Buildings

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Don’t neglect to look at the little things when conducting a Building Size-up and assessment

A View from the Street; Remembrance and Paying Respect

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A View from the Street; Remembrance and Paying Respect A brief trip on Friday took me to the City of Buffalo, New York. Following business, I made my way to 1815 Genesee Street. As the morning sun began to burn off the light layer of fog, I came upon my destination which at first glance […]

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