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 […]

Hose Streams and Fire Suppression Research from the NIST

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Little, if any, fire suppression research has been conducted on the effectiveness of fire streams from manual hose lines during the past 50 years.

2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors

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Exceptional Training opportunities at the 2012 Les Lukert Conference, Nebraska

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

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New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails. Portable device locates missing firefighters–saves time and maybe lives

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.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

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Strategy and Tactics at Garden Apartment Complex and Residencies required special instructions, insights and knowledge that goes well beyond the practices and methodologies typically deployed at single family residential fire incidents.

Leadership, Purpose, Service and Reason

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The names and placed change; but the meaning and message behind these words resonate with the traditions, values and virtues of the Fire Service

NFPA 2010 Fire Loss in the U.S. Report issued

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Public fire departments responded to 1,331,500 fires in the United States during 2010, a slight decrease from the previous year and the lowest number since 1977 according to the NFPA in it’s report release.

Apartment Complex Under Construction: Rapid Deployment and Operations

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Safety and accountability are high priorities at multiple alarm incidents involving a construction site. A rapidly advancing fire in an apartment building complex under construction was managed and controlled without incident. How prepared are you and your company?

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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Another must read for all Company and Command Officers: Impact of ventilation on fire behavior in legacy and contemporary residential construction from UL. Take some time to increase your proficiencies and compentencies.

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