Tag Archives: Building Construction for the Fire Service

ESCAPe 2016 Conference

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            Join Chiefs Bobby Halton, Doug Cline and Chris Naum at the 2016 ESCAPe Conference February 24-28, 2016 at Pipestem State Park.  You will not want to miss these dynamic presentations and training.

Who is the Company Officer?

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                  Who is the Company Officer?  That is a good question.  Let me introduce you to who this individual really is.  Below I have  created a list describing the company officer.  This list will introduce you to who the company officer  really is and the many critical […]

ORDINARY EFFICIENCY-Part I

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ORDINARY EFFICIENCY Part I Are you efficient enough in tactics and strategy in ordinary Type III structure fires? Guest Columnist: Captain Joe Pronesti   NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 2013 data reports that approximately 387,000 structure fires took place in residential structures compared to 98,000 in structured categorized as apartments and 17,500 in apartments what […]

The Compartment and the Company

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Tactical Fireground successes are measured by the abilities of the Company

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.

Central Ohio FOOLS Training Opportunity

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

Testimony Continues from 2011 LAFD LODD Fire at Luxury Hollywood Hills Home in Hearing for Architect

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A veteran fire captain testified Wednesday that he was trapped in debris that fell from a ceiling during a February 2011 fire at a luxury home in the Hollywood Hills, where another longtime firefighter suffered fatal injuries.

Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

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Are you Reading Your Buildings Correctly? It’s not always that easy and looks may very well be deceiving.

Fire Dynamics Simulation of 2011 Baltimore County LODD- 30 Dowling Circle

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Fire Dynamics Simulation model provided insight on the route of fire spread, the rapid fire growth leading to flashover of the second and third level, and the benefits of compartmentation on slowing fire and smoke spread.

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

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