Tag Archives: firefighting

An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

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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 […]

Reviewing the Waldbaum Fire & Collapse

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            You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn vicariously about a history making fire.  Join Doug Cline, Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as they have special Guest Chief Vinny Dunn and Jerry Tracy on “Taking it To the Streets” as we take multi-demnsional look at this incident […]

The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

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It’s always good to remember what we were taught by our mentors, learned valuable lessons from experiences and hopefully we are passing those components on to the next generation. Listed below are The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership, which I was raised on during my early years in the fire service. These commandments are right on, […]

Occupancy Risk and Predictability of Performance

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Take a look at this interior shot of the following occupancy:

The First-Due and The Building

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

Adjusting Your Fire Suppression Tactics Based on Modern Research

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Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, SC research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City […]

Predictability of Performance of the Building

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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 Compartment and the Company

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Tactical Fireground successes are measured by the abilities of the Company

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.

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