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“You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job”

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Reflections of 9|11: You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job. No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea of what God is calling you to do, but God needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us. God needs us to keep supporting each other, to be kind to each other, to love each otherÂ…

The Waldbaum Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s

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The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978 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 near the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Remembrance Firefighter Mark Falkenhan-Lessons from the Fireground

Buildingsonfire-Lessons from the Fireground Remembrance Firefighter Mark Falkenhan 30 Dowling Circle-Baltimore County, MDOn January 19, 2011, at approximately 1855 hours, a 43-year-old volunteer fire fighter died after being caught in a rapid fire progression. The victim and another fire fighter were conducting a search of a third-floor apartment above the fire, which had started on […]

Cugees Restaurant Roof Collapse-1981 LAFD

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Recalling the Cugees Fire and Collapse of 1981

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