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Premier Episode of BuildingsonFire’s Taking it to the Street on FireEngineering.com / Talk Radio

All Units standby for an important transmission; Thursday October 05, 2017 the premier episode of BuildingsonFire’s Taking it to the Street Launches on FireEngineering.com / Talk Radio. (Here) Host Christopher Naum leads a timely discussion on Emerging Trends in Building Construction and their Impacts on Firefighting Operations with scheduled guests; Battalion Chief Jerry Tracy, (ret) FDNY, Division Chief Peter […]

“You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job”

Reflections of 9|11: You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job. No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea of what God is calling you to do, but God needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us. God needs us to keep supporting each other, to be kind to each other, to love each otherÂ…

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The Bowstring Truss

The Bowstring Truss There’s a tremendous lack of understanding in the American Fire Service as to what accurately defines and comprises a Heavy Timber Bowstring Truss and the Operational and Safety Precautions that must be recognized, implemented and trained on, in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence, company integrity and firefighter safety on the […]

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Lessons from the Fireground: Hackensack and Gloucester

As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame

Lessons from the Fireground: The 701 University Avenue Fire – Four Firefighters LODD 1978

Remembering the 701 University Ave Fire: 1978 in Syracuse, New York

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The Strand Theater Fire 1941, 13 Firefighter LODD- 76th Anniversary Remembrance

Lessons from the Fireground: The Strand Theater Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD 1941-2017 The 76th Anniversary and Remembrance of the Strand Theater Strand Theatre Background The Strand Theater was first erected in 1915 on the site of a previous theatre which was destroyed by fire on April 7, 1915. The Strand Theatre opened […]

Errors and Omissions are Unforgiving

“If you’re going to Command or Tactical Engage at a Structure Fire: You better Understand the Building, The Compartment and Your Company- There’s Limited Margin for Error on Today’s Evolving Fireground”……. “Errors and Omissions are Very Unforgiving” Respect and Know Your Buildings, Understand the Fire, Develop Your Proficiencies, Do Your Job          Buildingsonfire-Baltimore: […]

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Lessons from the Fireground-Buffalo, New York Genesee Street Fire

Lessons from the Fireground: Buffalo (NY) Fire Department On August 24, 2009, 45-year-old Lieutenant Charles “Chip” McCarthy and 34-year-old Firefighter Jonathan S. Croom died in an early morning fire after a partial first floor collapse at a mixed occupancy commercial/residential structure.   Basement fires in both residential and commercial occupancies are one of the most […]

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Closed Structures

Closed Structures; those buildings with limited ready accessibility to the exterior or by virtue of size and volume related to square footage of area and interior configurations, design and impediments increases operational risk significantly. If companies and commanders are unprepared, complacent or do not engaged in the fluid size-up and risk profiling of the building […]

New and Expanded Programs for 2017-Sneak Preview

New and Expanded Training Seminar Programs for 2017     End of Summer Sneak Preview       Building Construction for Today’s Fire Service Today’s buildings and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire […]

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