Tag Archives: RIT

Lessons from the Fireground: Hackensack and Gloucester

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As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame

Lessons from the Fireground: FDNY – The Bronx

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  Lessons from the Fireground: FDNY Lt. Howard Carpluk, Jr.,  and FF Michael C. Reilly August 27.2006 Box 33- 2797  1575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, New York On August 27, 2006, FDNY Lieutenant Howard Carpluk, Jr., and FF Michael C. Reilly died in the line-of-duty after the floor they were operating on during fire suppression operations […]

Colerain and Eleven Minutes to Mayday: Lessons from 2008 Resonate Today

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Eleven Minutes to Mayday: Lessons from 2008 Resonate Today

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.

Operational Conditions can Change in a Heartbeat-Remembrance: FDNY Black Sunday 2005-2015

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Remembrance: Lessons from the Fireground-FDNY Black Sunday 2005-2015 Remembrance: Lt. Curtis Meyran, FF. John Bellew, FF. Richard Sclafani, Lt. Joseph BiBernardo and the Survivors The call had come at 7:59 on a Sunday morning, the day after a January blizzard had shut down the city. There was still more than a foot of unplowed snow […]

Remembering the FDNY Father’s Day Fire- 2001

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June 17, 2001 Remembering FDNY Father’s Day Fire-June 17, 2001 The relative calm of a quiet Sunday, Father’s Day, June 17th , 2001 was broken at 14:19 hours with a phone call to the FDNY Queens Central Office reporting a fire at 12-22 Astoria Blvd, in the Astoria Section of Queens, New York. For almost […]

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

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On March 14, 2001 the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department lost firefighter Brett Tarver at the Southwest Supermarket fire. Remembering Brett Tarver and the Lessons Learned In that event, it was 5:00 in the afternoon, the grocery store was full of people and fire was extending through the building. Phoenix E14 was assigned to the interior […]

Nothing is Ever Routine: Residential Fire-Chicago LODD

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Nothing is ever routine;…… pause to reflect and remember the demands of the job and the inherent risks and the sacrifices made each and every day in this noble profession of the fire service.
Another beloved brother firefighterÂ’s sacrifice, protecting the citizens of his great city.

San Francisco FD Berkeley Way Double LODD Report Issued: Routine Fire….

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This incident appeared from the onset to be a routine “room and contents” fire that the SFFD encounters on a regular basis. As the Companies were performing standard fireground operations, the incident rapidly deteriorated due to a hostile fire event. The failure of a window in the fire room allowed fresh oxygen to enter the room, providing a fire that was deprived of one of the key elements of combustion to rapidly intensify.

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems, Ceiling Collapse and Firefighter Safety

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We’re posting the ROTW alert in it’s entirety below and are expanding upon this discussion to include materials previously posted on Buildingsonfire.com from the posts that surrounded the LAFD LODD of Firefighter Glenn L. Allen

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