Category Archives:

An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

Entry Img

Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown, FDNY Remembrance, One of Many Stories: One of the 343… On September 11, 2001, Captain Patrick Brown and eleven men from FDNY Ladder 3 responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center. His firehouse, Ladder 3, is located in very close proximity to the Twin Towers so his was one […]

Fire and Training

Entry Img

Join host Douglas Cline on the next edition of Fire and Training on FireEngineering’s Blog talk Radio as we talk tactics, training and operating on Mega Mansion Fires.  Your will not want to miss this shows as guests Chris Naum and Greg Jakubowski join the show and will share information on this topic that was […]

Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day

Entry Img

  Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day At times, our surroundings become a blur and fade into the fabric that defines our response district, our first-due, our neighborhood, community, city or town. We tend to focus on thos…e areas that have an immediacy or frequency that defines day-to –day operations, […]

Taking it to the Streets: Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned

Entry Img

What at the Projected Operational Risks? Do they Matter? Photo:CJ Naum, 2013 Taking it to the Streets Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned and derelict buildings continue to challenge emergency response companies at incidents. It’s the buildings of Heritage – masonry construction with Heavy Timber, Mill, Semi-Mill or Ordinary Construction systems of three to six to eight story […]

The Company Officer: Ready for the Next Run?

Entry Img

If you don’t understand the building, the occupancy risk and align tactics with the fire dynamics and compartment, then you’re not doing your job.

Predictability of Performance of the Building

Entry Img

Taking it to the Streets The dynamics and time compression of the first-due with varied concurrent tactical assignments demands a well trained and coordinated assignment. The fire compartment, it’s rate of growth and degree of extension, the building’s structural system, resiliency, structural integrity and occupancy risk must be recognized in a timely manner and processed […]

The First-Due and Buildings on fire

Entry Img

Arriving companies and personnel at a structure fire must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building,

Entry Img

The fact that at times, our surroundings do become a blur and fade into the background…

Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

Entry Img

Two firefighters were killed in Chesapeake, Virginia when they became trapped by a rapidly spreading fire in an auto parts store and a pre-engineered wood truss roof assembly collapsed on them.

Central Ohio FOOLS Training Opportunity

Entry Img

An interactive and thought provoking training seminar exploreing leading edge theories and fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession.

Page 1 of 812345...Last »