Chicago Fire Captain Herbie Johnson remembered for his kindness, humor, bravery

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    Chicago Tribune Photos, HERE Tim Olk Photos, HERE Chicago Tribune, HERE “We could not be prouder of you,”  brother of fallen firefighter says Sun-Times HERE See CommandSafety.com for a complete accounting of the event, HERE Family of fallen firefighter: ‘A hero for our city’ from the Chicago Tribune, HERE Related PHOTOS:  Deadly fire […]

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.

“You don’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson

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“You don’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson. Chicago Fire Captain LODD in residential fire.

An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

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Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown, FDNY Remembrance, One of Many Stories: One of the 343…   On September 11, 2001, Captain Patrick Brown and eleven men from FDNY Ladder 3 responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center. His firehouse, Ladder 3, is located in very close proximity to the Twin Towers so his was one […]

Leading Your Life With More Purpose and Intention for Personal and Operational Excellence

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Ready to Achieve Personal and Operational Excellence? TheCompanyOfficer.com is back, reloaded, revitalized and inspired with innovative visions and refreshing perspectives to support the daily mission of the company and command officer with leadership, knowledge and training for the first-due.

Leadership Got Your Department Boogered Up?

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  Across the world I bet if you sat around the table on the tailboard of an apparatus or at any conference you would hear some folks that are talking about how “Boogered up” their department is. So what do you do when your department is “Boogered up”? The important component is to look in […]

Fire Dynamics Simulation of 2011 Baltimore County LODD- 30 Dowling Circle

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Fire Dynamics Simulation model provided insight on the route of fire spread, the rapid fire growth leading to flashover of the second and third level, and the benefits of compartmentation on slowing fire and smoke spread.

Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: FDIC 2012

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New insights into emerging concepts and methodologies related to the challenges that arise while fighting today’s structural fires on the evolving fireground.

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.

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.

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