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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 […]

Analysis of Firetruck Crashes and Associated Firefighter Injuries in the United States

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Approximately 500 firefighters are involved in fatal firetruck crashes each year and 1 out of 100 of these occupants dies as a result of the crash.

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.

2012 Safety and Health Week Theme, New Website Announced

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2012 Safety and Health Week Theme, New Website Announced. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recently announced that Rules You Can Live By will be the theme for the 2012 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, to be held June 17-23.

The Fireground; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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The Fireground; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow It will always still be about….. The Brotherhood Honor Courage Protection Fortitude Duty We have assumed that the routiness or successes of past operations and incident responses equates with predictability and diminished risk to our firefighting personnel Our current generation of buildings, construction and occupancies are not as predictable […]

2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors

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Exceptional Training opportunities at the 2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska

Building Knowledge=Fire Fighter Safety

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Modern incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type.   Strategies and tactics must […]

Near-Miss Report of the Week

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As an officer, you need to stay abreast of operational issues and situations in order to be knowledgeable and conversant with the variables that may affect company deployments and subsequent operations.

Texas Captain; 2010 LODD Report Issued with Lessons Learned

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Captain Araguz, a 30 year old, 11-year veteran of the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department made Captain in 2009.

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