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The Waldbaum Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s

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The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The fire began in a hallway near the […]

The Bowstring Truss

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The Bowstring Truss There’s a tremendous lack of understanding in the American Fire Service as to what accurately defines and comprises a Heavy Timber Bowstring Truss and the Operational and Safety Precautions that must be recognized, implemented and trained on, in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence, company integrity and firefighter safety on the […]

Closed Structures

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Closed Structures; those buildings with limited ready accessibility to the exterior or by virtue of size and volume related to square footage of area and interior configurations, design and impediments increases operational risk significantly. If companies and commanders are unprepared, complacent or do not engaged in the fluid size-up and risk profiling of the building […]

Tallest Hybrid Mass Timber Building Under Construction

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Tallest Hybrid Mass Timber Building Brock Commons Phase 1 Vancouver, British Columbia University of British Columbia Point Grey campus   One of the tallest mass timber buildings in the world is under construction at the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus. The 18-story student residence building will provide housing for 404 students with a mix of […]

Operational Safety on Fire Escapes

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Fire escapes can be readily found on numerous buildings of heritage and legacy construction, are you aware of some safety considerations?

Lessons from the Fireground- Third Avenue Collapse FDNY 1956-2016

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Lessons from the Fireground- Third Avenue Collapse FDNY 1956 4065 Third Avenue Bronx (NY) April 4, 1956 FDNY- Box 4-4- 2904 Bronx (NY) Box 2904 was struck at 20:40 hours on April 4, 1956 for a reported fire in the basement that had communicated vertically into the first floor and had spread into the wall […]

Mega Mansions- Insights from the Maryland Childs Point Road Fire

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  On Monday, January 19, 2015, a fire occurred at a residential dwelling located at 936 Childs Point Road, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21401.  The two-story occupied single family dwelling was approximately 16,386 square feet in size and sustained a complete loss to the structure and contents. The damage was estimated to be approximately […]

Taking it to the Streets, Lessons From the Fireground: The FDNY Waldbaum Fire- Live Podcast

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Join us Tonight-Monday night August 3, 2015 at 7:30pm ET for a special live podcast on Firefighternetcast.com on Blogtalkradio on Taking it to the Streets, Lessons From the Fireground: The FDNY Waldbaum Fire: Insights, Remembrance and Learnings with host Christopher Naum, colleagues Joe Pronesti and Doug Cline and special guests Chief Vinny Dunn, FDNY (ret) […]

Predictability and Performance of Buildings on Fire

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When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operational experiences (both good and bad) give us experiences that define and determine how we assess, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm in the future. The theory of naturalistic decision-making forms much of this basis. The Art and Science […]

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. […]

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