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Peekin’ in the Attic: Discussion on recent Research Findings

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 […]

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Predictability of Building Performance on Today’s Fireground

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 […]

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Ready, Set, Go…

Before Making Entry, while in the street; Has someone completed or assigned the reconn for a 360 of the building? Have you looked at the Building and its Profile and Understood what you’re looking at? Made a Rapid Risk Assessment? Assessed the Building’s Anatomy? Considered the Compartment? Considered the Fire Dynamics? Assessed the Predictability of […]

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Building Risk Profile, Before the First-Due

You are integral to all that’s required on the fireground: failure is not an option.

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Taking it to the Streets Live Podcast: A Conversation on Basement Fires Media Files

  Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires Live Podcast on timely issues directly related to the conduct of operations at Basement Fires. Taking it to the Streets presents a live interactive podcast on FireFighternetcast.com on Wednesday evening February 25th at 8pm ET with a focused Conversation and Discussion on Basement Fires. […]

Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires

Taking it to the Streets- A Conversation on Basement Fires Live Podcast on timely issues directly related to the conduct of operations at Basement Fires. Recent incident events in Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York over the immediate past week and over the previous two months draws attention to the operational demands, risks and parameters found […]

Don’t Ignore your Buildings-Just because it’s Cold outside

Buildingsonfire-Don’t Ignore Your Buildings   Getting out onto your streets is not a once a year gig or only confined to good weather: you need to stay abreast of your buildings all year long. Your shouldn’t ignore your buildings… Seasonal changes influence the building and their predictability of performance. …Don’t make excuses, make plans to get […]

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 […]

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Operational Considerations for Residential Basement Fires

Operational Considerations for Residential Basement Fires Basement fires in both residential and commercial occupancies are one of the most challenging tactical operations that present numerous risk factors requiring the highest degree of situational awareness, training skill sets and continuous incident monitoring and assessment to gauge building structural integrity, fire behavior and fire dynamics and corresponding […]

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NIST/Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure San Francisco, CA

Buildingsonfire Lessons from the Fireground – NIST/Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure San Francisco, CA On June 2, 2011, a fire in a multi-level, wood-frame residential structure claimed the life of two firefighters of the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department. NIST examined the fire dynamics of this incident at the request of […]

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