Changes in Building Construction and Fire Behavior

FDIC 2010 Rhett Fleitz, Christopher Naum, John Mitchell. Photo by Art Goodrich

FDIC 2010 Rhett Fleitz, Christopher Naum, John Mitchell. Photo by Art Goodrich

I had the extreme pleasure of meeting two wonderful firefighters, who Iím proud to call brothers; Lt. John Mitchell of FireDaily.com and Lt. Rhett Fleitz of the Fire Critic.com both of whom produce and host the Firefighter Netcast. †If youíve been out of touch-Firefighter NetCast offers live netcasts and podcasts for the fire service and was launched in 2009. I had the pleasure of taping a podcast live from the floor of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) on the timely and extremely pertinent topic of Changes in Building Construction and Fire Behavior.

Having lectured and presented the day before to a packed room on the topic of Building Construction and Risk Management, the live podcast provided us the opportunity to delve into a number of operational and safety issues affecting the fire service today regarding engineered structural systems (ESS), the demands associated with company and command officer training and educational needs in the areas of building construction, fire behavior and the evolving state of combat structural fire engagement. We furthered a passionate dialog on a number of case studies and LODD and talked at length about emerging changes that will affect the way we do business in the street related to strategic and tactical operations in buildings and occupancies. †We discussed the concerns related to knowledge, skills and competencies required in reading todayís buildings and occupancies and the emerging mantra of Building Knowledge=Firefighter Safety.

Take a few moments to head over the Firefighter Netcast and check out John and Rhettís site, programs and other podcasts from FDIC and from recent show tapings. Check out their show schedule and dates and times and become an active participant. Stay tuned for some exciting future announcements as we plan for great new offerings and expanded coverage on the topics on Building Construction, and the needs for todayís progressive and emerging company and command officer. In addition, stay tuned for upcoming postings on the new 2010 training, lecture and seminar program announcements related to our Buildingsonfire training series on Building Construction & Risk Management, Extreme Fire Behavior and Building and Occupancy Profiling, Buildingsonfire 2010 and cutting edge programs on Engineered Structural Systems, Lightweight Construction and Firefighter Safety.

Think about the: †Predictability of Occupancy Performance during Suppression Operations

Changes in Building Construction and Fire Behavior PODCAST HERE

1 Comment

  • Rhett Fleitz says:

    It was a pleasure Chris! You are a natural. I cannot wait to sit in one of your lectures or classes!

    Thanks for joining us at FDIC as well as the past episodes. We look forward to more in the future!

1 Trackback

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Chris Naum

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Categories
  • administration-leadership (28)
  • Attitude (21)
  • BECOME SAFE (8)
  • building construction (96)
  • Buildingsonfire.com (104)
  • Chief Fire Officer (10)
  • christopher naum (167)
  • Collapse (19)
  • command (8)
  • command-leadership (75)
  • Commandsafety.com (75)
  • company officer (135)
  • Credentialing (7)
  • Crew Integrity (20)
  • Crew Management (26)
  • Culture (15)
  • Doug Cline (39)
  • Education (23)
  • FDNY (8)
  • Fire Dynamics (30)
  • Fire Engineering (1)
  • Fire Fighter Safety (61)
  • Fire Fighting (48)
  • Fire Suppression (72)
  • fire-prevention-education (4)
  • fire-rescue-topics (5)
  • firefighter-safety-health (52)
  • firefighting-operations (130)
  • fires (18)
  • Fitness (3)
  • funding-staffing (1)
  • Future (17)
  • hazmat (1)
  • Health and Safety (6)
  • High-rise (5)
  • Higher Education (3)
  • History Repeating Event (15)
  • IAFF (2)
  • in-the-line-of-duty (9)
  • KSA (15)
  • Leaderhip (52)
  • leadership (31)
  • line-of-duty (11)
  • LODD (35)
  • major-incidents (18)
  • mass-casualty-incident (4)
  • Mentor (17)
  • Near-Miss Reporting (6)
  • NIOSH Reports (21)
  • NIST (2)
  • Occupancies (24)
  • Officer (47)
  • operations (25)
  • patient-management (1)
  • planning (7)
  • Professional Development (33)
  • promotion (7)
  • Reports (6)
  • rescues (1)
  • Research (11)
  • Residential (3)
  • Risk Assessment (33)
  • Risk Management (28)
  • Scenarios (10)
  • Situational Awareness (58)
  • skills (26)
  • special-operations (1)
  • Strategy and Tactics (72)
  • Structural Collapse (8)
  • Succession Planning (19)
  • Taking it to the Streets (28)
  • technology-communications (1)
  • Ten Minutes in the Street Scenarios (7)
  • thecompanyofficer.com (45)
  • Topical Fire Report Series (1)
  • Tradition (18)
  • training (44)
  • training-development (57)
  • training-fire-rescue-topics (8)
  • Uncategorized (40)
  • USFA (5)
  • vehicle-operations-apparatus (1)
  • videos (2)
  • Comments
    In the Streets; On the Air | The Company Officer
    Douglas Cline
    [...] Douglas Cline [...]
    2010-07-24 12:15:46
    In the Streets; On the Air | Command Safety
    Douglas Cline
    [...] fire service leaders, who Iím honored to have known for many years, Chief Billy Hayes and Chief Doug Cline; the program explored leading fire service issues affecting firefighter safety, training, [...]
    2010-07-24 11:15:09
    The Debut of Taking It To The Streets with Christopher Naum Live July 21st at 9pm : Firefighter Netcast
    Christopher Naum
    [...] Christopher J. Naum, SFPE is a 35-year fire service veteran and a former Fire Chief/ Fire & Safety Coordinator and previously served as a commanding company officer for over twenty years in field operations with a volunteer fire department in Central New York. He is presently the Chief of Training for the Command Institute;…
    2010-07-18 12:52:04
    No More History Repeating Events-Remembrance | Command Safety
    Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester City
    [...] that lay within the pages of the incident case studies, reports and summaries.† Our sister site TheCompanyOfficer.com ††has a comprehensive overview of both events with report links and a must see video on the [...]
    2010-07-02 23:20:50
    forex robot
    The NIST Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiements, Executive Summary
    Great information! Iíve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!
    2010-06-18 10:58:50

    Taking it to the Streets on BlogTalk Radio

    banner ad The Newest radio show on FireFighter Netcast.com at Blogtalk Radio… Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum. On the Air Monthly on Firefighter Netcast.com. A Buildingsonfire.com Series and Firefighter Netcast.com Production. Advancing Firefighter Safety and Operational Integrity for the Fire Service through provocative insights and dynamic discussions dedicated to the Art and Science of Firefighting and the Traditions of the Fire Service.

    Buildingsonfire.com

    banner ad

    Fire & Training with Chief Doug Cline

    banner ad

    FirefighterNetCast on Blog Talk Radio

    Listen to internet radio with FirefighterNetCast on Blog Talk Radio

    Connect with Buildingsonfire.com

    banner ad

    QR Code for Thecompanyofficer.com

    Quick Response Code qrcode

    FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

    Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

    LATEST FIREFIGHTER NEWS

    HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS

    LATEST ON FIRE ENGINEERING

    FEATURED DISCUSSIONS