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 […]
Remembrance: Deutsche Bank Fire and Double FDNY LODD in lower Manhattan, NYC- August 18, 2007 BuildingÂ Â Anatomy; Operational Safety at Deconstruction & Demolition Sites Fire operations for structures undergoing construction, alterations, deconstruction, demolition and renovations present significant risks and danger to operating personnel. This reality was clearly validated when two FDNY firefighters died in the line-of-duty […]
Join us Tonight-Monday night August 3, 2015 at 7:30pm ET for a special live podcast on Firefighternetcast.com on Blogtalkradio on Taking it to the Streets, Lessons From the Fireground: The FDNY Waldbaum Fire: Insights, Remembrance and Learnings with host Christopher Naum, colleagues Joe Pronesti and Doug Cline and special guests Chief Vinny Dunn, FDNY (ret) […]
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 […]
“Firefighter Falkenhan was a well-respected and experienced firefighter. He died performing his duties during a very complex incident with severe fire conditions and unique fire behavior coupled with the immediate need to perform multiple rescues of victims in imminent danger. It would be easy if one particular failure of the system could be identified as the cause of this tragedy. We could fix it and move on. Unfortunately it is not that simple. No incident is Â“routineÂ”. MarkÂ’s death and this report reinforce that fact”. From the Baltimore County (MD) FD LODD Report.