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Lessons from the Fireground-Buffalo, New York Genesee Street Fire

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Lessons from the Fireground: Buffalo (NY) Fire Department On August 24, 2009, 45-year-old Lieutenant Charles “Chip” McCarthy and 34-year-old Firefighter Jonathan S. Croom died in an early morning fire after a partial first floor collapse at a mixed occupancy commercial/residential structure.   Basement fires in both residential and commercial occupancies are one of the most […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Taking it to the Streets: “Buffalo, Bronx and Basements”

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Taking it to the Streets with your host Christopher Naum and regular guest Joe Pronesti for a conversation and remembrance- “Buffalo, Bronx and Basements” Join us on Tuesday evening August 25th at 7:30pm ET on; Taking it to the Streets with your host Christopher Naum and regular guest Joe Pronesti for a conversation and remembrance- […]

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 […]

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