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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.

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.

A View from the Street

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The Art and Science of Firefighting is aligning in a manner that will ultimately forge enhancements in…

A Delicate Balance

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Light Weight construction has given way to Engineered Structural Systems (ESS) which in today’s evolving fireground, have an even more extensive array of performance, operational and integrity issues that affect a building’s performance under fire conditions.To unequivocally state that nothing has changed in buildings, occupancies, fire flow delivery rates and demands for increased proficiencies of […]

Situational Awareness and Operations

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Rapid changing conditions and smoke explosion result in close call to operating companies in New Jersey

Smart and Intelligent Firefighting

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It’s not about NOT fighting fires, but rather fighting fires smarter.

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