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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 […]

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 […]

New and Expanded Programs for 2017-Sneak Preview

New and Expanded Training Seminar Programs for 2017     End of Summer Sneak Preview       Building Construction for Today’s Fire Service Today’s buildings and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire […]

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 […]

Predictability and Performance of Buildings on Fire

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When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operational experiences (both good and bad) give us experiences that define and determine how we assess, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm in the future. The theory of naturalistic decision-making forms much of this basis. The Art and Science […]

Peekin’ in the Attic: Discussion on recent Research Findings

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Peekin’ in the Attic: Discussion on recent Research Findings Join us Wednesday 04.01 at 8pm ET on FireFighternetcast.com for a live discussion on key elements of the recent published findings from the UL Residential Attic & Exterior Fire Hazards Research Study. Guests include Captain Joe Pronesti, who serves on UL’s Technical Review Panel on Positive […]

Predictability of Building Performance on Today’s Fireground

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Predictability of Building Performance on Today’s Fireground When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operations (good and bad) give us experience that defines and determines how we assess, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm. The “art and science of firefighting” is predicated on a fundamental understanding […]

The Les Lukert Winter Conference-NSFSI

The Les Lukert Winter Conference 25th Annual Conference Presented by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors (NSFSI) You won’t want to miss this conference. The color of your helmet doesn’t matter there is a class for everyone. Come learn and network with other firefighters then go back to your department and “SHARE The Knowledge”. […]