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Colerain and Eleven Minutes to Mayday: Lessons from 2008 Resonate Today

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Eleven Minutes to Mayday: Lessons from 2008 Resonate Today

Chesapeake (VA) Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996-2016

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Two firefighters were killed in Chesapeake, Virginia when they became trapped by a rapidly spreading fire.

The Strand Theater Fire 1941, 13 Firefighter LODD- 75th Anniversary Remembrance

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Lessons from the Fireground: The Strand Theater Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD 1941-2016 The 75th Anniversary and Remembrance of the Strand Theater Strand Theatre Background The Strand Theater was first erected in 1915 on the site of a previous theatre which was destroyed by fire on April 7, 1915. The Strand Theatre opened […]

The 1942 Luongo’s Restaurant Fire and Collapse in East Boston; Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

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A multiple alarm fire and collapse 70 years ago resulting in six Boston Firefighter LODDs, was overshadowed by the Coconut Grove Fire which occurred 13 days later. HereÂ’ the story and legacy.

Predictability of Building Performance – Expect Fire

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The Predictability of Building Performance must take into consideration that in the context of today’s fire ground, buildings and fire dynamics, small changes on initial compartment or structure conditions may often produce and result in large-scale or magnitude changes that affect the long term outcome of the incident. We have assumed that the routiness or […]

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

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As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame

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- 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 […]

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 […]

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