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Double Mayday Deployments at Three Alarm FDNY Fire

Double Mayday Deployments at Three Alarm FDNY Fire

2 Firefighters Escape Close Call in Belle Harbor: MyFoxNY.com Published reports from various NYC eMedia outlets indicated that two FDNY firefighters battling a three-alarm fire on Saturday April 9th in the Rockaways section of the Borough of Queens (NY) transmitted Maydays signals during fire suppression operations after a fire officer was partially trapped in a […]

The Strand Theatre Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD

The Strand Theatre Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD

      The Strand Theatre Fire Brockton (MA) 1941; 13 Firefighter LODD The Strand Theater, Brockton, MA   Strand Theatre Background The Strand Theatre was first erected in 1915 on the site of a previous theatre which was destroyed by fire on April 7, 1915. The Strand Theatre opened in March, 1916 on School Street […]

One Meridian Plaza High Rise Fire: Twenty Years Ago

One Meridian Plaza High Rise Fire: Twenty Years Ago

Fire Operations One Meridian Plaza On what began as an uneventful Saturday night twenty years ago, a fire on the 22nd floor of the 38-story Meridian Bank Building, also known as One Meridian Plaza, was reported to the Philadelphia Fire Department on February 23, 1991 at approximately 2040 hours and went on to burned for […]

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn Twenty FDNY Firefighters Injured New York Daily News AN UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE RIPPED THROUGH a 7-story apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night that kept more than 200 firefighters busy for over eight hours in their efforts to knock the blaze down. The call was dispatched […]

Loudoun County (VA) Fire and Rescue House Fire

Loudoun County (VA) Fire and Rescue House Fire

Residential House Fire in  Broadlands community of Loudoun County, Virginia  Loudoun fire and rescue units were on the scene of a fire in Broadlands on Thornblade Circle on the afternoon of February 18, 2011. Dispatchers received the call at 4:17 p.m. and responding units arrived to a working fire. “They reported heavy fire,” said Craig Simpson, […]

Los Angeles firefighter dies of injuries

Los Angeles firefighter dies of injuries

Los Angeles firefighter dies of injuries   Glenn Allen, a veteran of more than 36 years with the LAFD, was to have retired in less than two years. ( Associated Press / February 18, 2011 ) Glenn Allen died Friday of injuries suffered Wednesday in a Hollywood Hills blaze. When rescuers found him beneath debris, he was […]

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Multiple Firefighter LODDs January 23, 2005

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Multiple Firefighter LODDs January 23, 2005

FDNY: Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…LODD 2005   The call had come at 7:59 on a Sunday morning, the day after a January blizzard had shut down the city. There was still more than a foot of unplowed snow on East 178th Street off the Grand Concourse, and some of it was still swirling in 45-mile-an-hour gusts. […]

16,000 Square Foot Residential Fire

16,000 Square Foot Residential Fire

A couple of video clips of a 16,000 square foot Residential House Fire in Heath, Texas, which is an eastern suburb of Dallas, May 6, 2010 that resulted in a $6 million dollar loss. May 20, 2010 Heath house fire causes $6 million in damages, injuries to three firefighters By JIM HARDIN Herald-Banner The Zope […]

FDNY Eight Alarm Fire in Queens Commercial Building with Collapse

FDNY Eight Alarm Fire in Queens Commercial Building with Collapse

Four firefighters were injured Monday night when the ceiling of a burning Queens metal factory collapsed on them, officials said. The one story commerical building 60′ x 100′  with exposures was Queens Box 2211. The powerful blaze broke out about 6 p.m. at J&S Ornamental Ironworks on 95-20 150th St. near 97th Ave. in Jamaica, Queens (NYC) escalated […]

DCFD Second Alarm Fire Residential

DCFD Second Alarm Fire Residential

 DC firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire this afternoon in the Shaw section of the city.  The call came out at 15:41 hrs. First arriving Engine 6 reported heavy fire showing from side Alpha of a two-story end of row house. Fire was later reported in the attic area of the house as well.  A […]

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Firefighters from six departments spent about two hours fighting the blaze in the three-story complex in the 200 block of W. North St. near downtown Waukesha , officials said. Nobody was injured, and most residents were not home at the time the fire was reported, they said. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were called […]

Five Alarm Tenament Fire (NJ)

Five Alarm Tenament Fire (NJ)

                                                     A stubborn five-alarm fire that gutted a three-story brick apartment building on Washington Place kept Passaic (NJ) firefighters busy for more than four hours on Friday and sent a resident to a hospital with critical injuries, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. in a ground-floor apartment at 88 Washington Place, […]

Positive Pressure Ventilation Research

Positive Pressure Ventilation Research

Positive Pressure Ventilation The objective of this NIST research is to improve firefighter safety by enabling a better understanding of structural ventilation techniques, including positive pressure ventilation (PPV) and natural ventilation, and to provide a technical basis for improved training in the effects of ventilation on fire behavior by examining structural fire ventilation using full-scale fire experiments with and […]

NIST Wind Driven Fires Programs

NIST Wind Driven Fires Programs

Wind Driven Fires Wind blowing into the broken window of a room on fire can turn a “routine room and contents fire” into a floor-to-ceiling firestorm. Historically, this has led to a significant number of firefighter fatalities and injuries, particularly in high-rise buildings where the fire must be fought from the interior of the structure. […]

Newark (NJ) Multiple Alarm Fire with Rescues

Newark (NJ) Multiple Alarm Fire with Rescues

Daring rescues by Newark (NJ)  firefighters saved the lives of more than two dozen people overnight in Newark, New Jersey. A fire broke out at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday inside the Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant at 77 Lincoln Park, according to fire officials. The restaurant was closed at the time, according to several residents […]