Category Archives: Situational Awareness

The First-Due and The Building.

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

The First-Due and Buildings on fire

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Arriving companies and personnel at a structure fire must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building,

Taking it to the Streets: “All Companies Stand-By”: Transmitting the Box for….Your Street on this Day

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The fact that at times, our surroundings do become a blur and fade into the background…

Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

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Two firefighters were killed in Chesapeake, Virginia when they became trapped by a rapidly spreading fire in an auto parts store and a pre-engineered wood truss roof assembly collapsed on them.

Taking it to the Streets: Columbus

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Here’s a new Building to Read. What do think the Structural System and assemblies are compromised of? What does the building envelope look like. What type of structural systems might be present? What would the least favorable system be? Projected occupancy load: Operational concerns for a major floor fire? Fire Extension probability? Occupancy Type? Occupancy […]

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.

Tonight on Taking it to the Streets: The New Fire Ground and the First-Due

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Tune in to tonight’s edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM where the program will be looking at the New Fire Ground and the First-Due
Joining the program will be two special guests: Division Chief Ed Hadfield (CA) and Deputy Chief Jason Hoevelmann (MO) providing a great opportunity to listen to perspectives from coast to coast and the heartland.

Ten Minutes in the Street: Report of Smoke in the Area

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        It always starts out this way…..a quiet Saturday afternoon. The shift tour has been fairly quiet or you just happened to stop into the fire station for a cup of coffee and some kitchen table talk in the day room. The bells/tones come in for a report of smoke coming from a building located […]

Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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We’ll further explore how as Christopher Brennan states; “Today’s firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm’s way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen”.

Survivability Profiling: Taking it to the Streets

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Live and Online Taking it to the Streets with your host Christopher Naum will present another timely and insightful look at an emerging element of today’s evolving fire ground.     Join in on Wednesday April 20th at 9pm ET for a very special and exciting program discussing the concepts and theory of Survivability Profiling. […]

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