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Errors and Omissions are Unforgiving

“If you’re going to Command or Tactical Engage at a Structure Fire: You better Understand the Building, The Compartment and Your Company- There’s Limited Margin for Error on Today’s Evolving Fireground”……. “Errors and Omissions are Very Unforgiving” Respect and Know Your Buildings, Understand the Fire, Develop Your Proficiencies, Do Your Job          Buildingsonfire-Baltimore: […]

A View from the Street: The C-Three

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A View from the Street: The C-Three The importance of Charlie Division or Number Three Side can not be underscored when confronted with evolving conditions and parameter requiring identification, processing and comprehension and resultant actions. It goes along with the continued emphasis on the conduct of the three-sixty and its role in overall adaptive fire ground management and […]

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.

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.

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 […]

The Les Lukert Winter Conference-NSFSI

The Les Lukert Winter Conference 25th Annual Conference Presented by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors (NSFSI) You won’t want to miss this conference. The color of your helmet doesn’t matter there is a class for everyone. Come learn and network with other firefighters then go back to your department and “SHARE The Knowledge”. […]