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Training Seminars and Lecture Programs For National Delivery 2016 – 2017

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Training Seminars and Lecture Programs For National Delivery 2016 – 2017 The Command Institute and Buildingsonfire.com are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 – 2017 Training Seminars and Lecture Series for deliveries nationally thought the United States and Canada. Incorporating and facilitating the latest training delivery concepts and methodologies and integrating current and emerging technology, social […]

Buildings on Fire: Lessons from the Fireground 2016- FDIC

Buildings on Fire: Lessons from the Fireground 2016 Fire Department Instructors Conference- FDIC International 4-hour preconference workshop: Tuesday afternoon April 19th, from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.   As you’re planning your preconference workshops, classroom sessions and networking opportunities for FDIC International 2016, I’d like to personally invite you to consider attending my 4-hour preconference workshop: Buildings […]

Remembrance: Deutsche Bank Fire FDNY LODD- August 18, 2007

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Remembrance: Deutsche Bank Fire and Double FDNY LODD in lower Manhattan, NYC- August 18, 2007 Building  Anatomy; Operational Safety at Deconstruction & Demolition Sites Fire operations for structures undergoing construction, alterations, deconstruction, demolition and renovations present significant risks and danger to operating personnel. This reality was clearly validated when two FDNY firefighters died in the line-of-duty […]

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 […]

Houston Southwest Inn Fire

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Southwest Inn Hotel Fire – 2013 6855 Southwest Freeway  Houston, Texas May 31, 2013 Incident Number 1305310305 A few weeks ago on Father’s Day, while in Houston (Texas) on business I stopped by to pay my solemn respects at the site of the May 31, 2013 Southwest Inn fire that claimed the lives of Four HFD firefighters and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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