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

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The WaldbaumÂ’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 […]

The Bowstring Truss

The Bowstring Truss There’s a tremendous lack of understanding in the American Fire Service as to what accurately defines and comprises a Heavy Timber Bowstring Truss and the Operational and Safety Precautions that must be recognized, implemented and trained on, in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence, company integrity and firefighter safety on the […]

Cugees Restaurant Roof Collapse-1981 LAFD

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Recalling the Cugees Fire and Collapse of 1981

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse

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The single story commercial structure was vacant, however it was readily known that squatters were known to seek shelter in the abandoned structure especially give the harsh weather being experienced in the city.