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Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

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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.

Chicago Fire Captain Herbie Johnson remembered for his kindness, humor, bravery

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    Chicago Tribune Photos, HERE Tim Olk Photos, HERE Chicago Tribune, HERE “We could not be prouder of you,”  brother of fallen firefighter says Sun-Times HERE See CommandSafety.com for a complete accounting of the event, HERE Family of fallen firefighter: ‘A hero for our cityÂ’ from the Chicago Tribune, HERE Related PHOTOS:  Deadly fire […]

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“You donÂ’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson. Chicago Fire Captain LODD in residential fire.

SFFD Firefighter Memorials and Updates

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More details emerged Monday about last weekÂ’s fatal Diamond Heights blaze, as fire officials said an emergency alert accidentally went off on a nearby fire engine about the same time two firefightersÂ’ personal alarms sounded inside the burning building according to published reports. Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, and firefighter-paramedic Anthony Valerio, 53, of Engine Company […]

Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know

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The Colerain Township (OH) Fire and EMS Department under the leadership of Director and Chief G. Bruce Smith released its final report Investigation Analysis of the Squirrels nest Lane Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths related to the April 4, 2008 Double Line of Duty Death of a Captain and Firefighter in April 2010 coinciding with […]

Thousands Honor Fallen LAFD Firefighter Glenn Allen

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Glenn L. Allen was a Firefighter/Paramedic for over 36 years and last served at Fire Station 97. He is the 61st Los Angeles Firefighter to have died while directly involved in emergency operations during the Department’s 125-year history.

Are You Prepared to PREVENT a Line of Duty Death?

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The fire service is a dynamic profession that is richly steeped in tradition, noble in deeds and calling. We know the fire service to be constant – yet ever changing in today’s society.

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

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For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not heard about the fire before- take the time to learn about the incident, the firefighters, the building, the operational factors and challenges, the courage, fortitude and convictions that define the American Fire Service, itÂ’s honor, tradition and brotherhood.

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NIOSH issues Report on: Leading Recommendations for Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities, 1998–2005 The United States currently depends on approximately 1.1 million fire fighters to protect its citizens and property from losses caused by fire. Each year in the United States, approximately 100 fire fighters die in the line of duty. Sudden cardiac death is the […]