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The Waldbaum Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978-2018 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s 40th Anniversary

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The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978-2018 40th Anniversary Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The fire began in a hallway […]

Lessons from the Fireground; FDNY Wooster Street Fire and Collapse 1958-2018

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Lessons from the Fireground-1958-2018 Wooster Street Fire & Collapse Box 55-334 FDNY   137 -139 Wooster Street in Lower Manhattan (New York City) was a six story 80 x 100 loft building constructed of heavy timber construction and masonry brick perimeter walls. This was a common building size and type in this area of the […]

Lessons from the Fireground: Buffalo- Box 191 North Division and Grosvenor 12.27.1983

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Lessons from the Fireground; December 27,1983 Buffalo, New York Five Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths As Buffalo (NY) firefighters arrived at the scene of a reported propane leak in a four-story radiator warehouse (Type III Ordinary and Type IV Heavy Timber construction), a massive explosion occurred, killing five firefighters and injuring nine others, three of them critically. […]

Lessons from the Fireground: The 701 University Avenue Fire – Four Firefighters LODD 1978

Remembering the 701 University Ave Fire: 1978 in Syracuse, New York

The Strand Theater Fire 1941, 13 Firefighter LODD- 76th Anniversary Remembrance

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Lessons from the Fireground: The Strand Theater Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD 1941-2017 The 76th Anniversary and Remembrance of the Strand Theater Strand Theatre Background The Strand Theater was first erected in 1915 on the site of a previous theatre which was destroyed by fire on April 7, 1915. The Strand Theatre opened […]

Lessons from the Fireground: FDNY – The Bronx

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  Lessons from the Fireground: FDNY Lt. Howard Carpluk, Jr.,  and FF Michael C. Reilly August 27.2006 Box 33- 2797  1575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, New York On August 27, 2006, FDNY Lieutenant Howard Carpluk, Jr., and FF Michael C. Reilly died in the line-of-duty after the floor they were operating on during fire suppression operations […]

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 […]

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

Lessons from the Fireground: Watts Street Fire-FDNY 1994

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Lessons from the Fireground: Watts Street Fire-FDNY 1994 On the evening of March 28, 1994, FDNY responded to a report of heavy smoke and sparks from a chimney of a three-story apartment building located at 62 Watts Street, in the Borough of Manhattan.(NYC). Smoke and sparks were evident from the chimney upon arrival of first-due […]

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