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The Ides of March: Learning and Remembrance

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Take the opportunity to identify the common themes and apparent causes of some past events.

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

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.

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

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One of the major objectives of this year’s theme was addressing a variety of functional areas for the Mayday event.

World Trade Center Bombing-1993

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1993 WTC Bombing    At 18 minutes after noon on February 26, 1993, a huge bomb went off beneath the two towers of the World Trade Center. This was not a suicide attack. The terrorists parked a truck bomb with a timing device on Level B-2 of the underground garage, then departed. The ensuing explosion […]

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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The force of the blast blew BFD Ladder 5?s tiller aerial 35 feet across the street into the front yard of a dwelling.

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge, Pennsylvania December 20, 1991: Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse Four volunteer firefighters died when they were trapped by a partial floor collapse during a structure fire in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 20, 1991. All four were members of a mutual aid truck company that had responded to the […]

Honor and Remembrance

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Our nation’s fire and emergency services have begun a journey, one that no one could have imagined.

Remembrance FDNY; Brooklyn Box 3300 August 2, 1978

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FDNY Waldbaum Fire August 2, 1978 The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978  The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978, thirty two years ago. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The […]

3*4*3 Reports

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After a recent training program, we discussed in a smaller group setting common, contributing and apparent causes related to three prominent fire incidents.

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    Sizeup – Backstep Firefighter
    Situational Awareness and The Three Sixty
    [...] the first arriving officer completing a 360 check of the building upon arrival. In his article “Situational Awareness and the Three Sixty”, Christopher Naum makes the following statement, “The effective assessment of the incident [...]
    2010-11-30 08:03:47
    Vacant Residential Building Fires Report | Command Safety
    From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety
    [...]  From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety [...]
    2010-11-19 21:42:26
    Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground” Rescheduled | The Company Officer
    Douglas Cline
    [...] Douglas Cline [...]
    2010-11-03 21:10:21
    Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground” Rescheduled | Command Safety
    Douglas Cline
    [...] assumptions and deployments continue to be willfully miscued.  Joining Chris will be Chief Douglas Cline, from the City of High Point FD, North Carolina, a highly regarded national instructor, author, [...]
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    The Predictability of Occupancy Performance and Tactical Patience
    Amen Brother! Good Article :)
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