Tag Archives: Building Construction for the Fire Service

The Compartment and the Company

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Tactical Fireground successes are measured by the abilities of the Company

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.

Central Ohio FOOLS Training Opportunity

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An interactive and thought provoking training seminar exploreing leading edge theories and fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession.

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.

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.

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.

Checking your Compass

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As a Company Officer; have you checked your compass lately? Do you know where you are?

Three Firefighters Injured in Residential Collapse

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Floor and wall collapse at a residential fire sends three firefighters into the basement and results in RIT rescues.

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 […]

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