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Hal Bruno: The best friend a firefighter and the fire service could have

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For more than 60 years, Hal Bruno served as an active member of the fire service community, giving selflessly as a dedicated volunteer firefighter, advocate, commentator and leader. It was a pleasure to know you.

Commercials- Got Fire; Anticipate Collapse

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There are numerous factors to be cognizant of at commerical building fires especially when it comes to identifying precursors and indicators for collapse. Got Fire? Anticipate Collapse!

Fire Modeling Software

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Fire Modeling and Fire Simulator programs are available that were developed or sponsored by the Fire Research Division at the NIST.

From the Street and From the Office: Views on Firefighting Live Tonight

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Join in live tonight on Firefighternetcast.com

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

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

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