Tag Archives: OPERATIONS

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Francisco FD mourns the loss of a Second Firefighter LODD After Diamond Heights Fire

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San Francisco firefighter Anthony Valerio is the second firefighter to die from Thursday’s Diamond Heights fire. According to San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Valerio had “significant damage to his respiratory system” and burns across his body after Thursday’s fire.

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Taking it to the Streets: Near Miss Reporting and One CaptainÂ’s Close Call On Your Street, In Your City, Across the Country, Around the WorldTM      Join us on Wednesday night March 16th at 9:00 pm ET for an insightful discussion on the National Near-Miss reporting System with a stellar line-up of fire service […]

The Definition of a FireFighter

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On August 9, 2010 Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Wheatley was working a grease-chute fire at a restaurant when he fell approximately 35 feet from the ladder of an attached fire escape suffering fatal injuries while he was making his way up to the roof of the burning building with his equipment. The Incident Location was; 615 […]

BURN

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BURN is a documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are on the front lines charged with the thankless task of saving a city — and an American Dream — that many have written off as dead. We made a 10-minute trailer. Please SHARE, ASK QUESTIONS, DONATE so we can start […]

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New Scenario Posted Ten Minutes in the Street A Buildingsonfire.com Series Interactive Scenarios, Where YOU Make the Call Ten Minutes in the Street is back, bringing you insightful and provoking street scenarios for the discriminating and perspective Firefighter, Officer and Commander; where you make the call. You donÂ’t have to have any special rank to […]

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester City

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 As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame that hold a number of lessons learned related to command management, operations, building construction principles and building performance, fire behavior and the ever present dangers of the job. Take the opportunity to learn more about these events, […]

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