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NIOSH LODD REPORT: Career Lieutenant and Fire Fighter Killed and Two Fire Fighters Injured by Wall Collapse at a Large Commercial Structure Fire - Pennsylvania

NIOSH LODD REPORT: Career Lieutenant and Fire Fighter Killed and Two Fire Fighters Injured by Wall Collapse at a Large Commercial Structure Fire – Pennsylvania

F2012-13 NIOSH LODD REPORT: Career Lieutenant and Fire Fighter Killed and Two Fire Fighters Injured by Wall Collapse at a Large Commercial Structure Fire – Pennsylvania FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports   Anatomy of a Collapse: Building Construction and Collapse Safety Considerations for NIOSH Report F2012-13 (documents, PDF and […]

F2010-38 NIOSH LODD REPORT: Two career fire fighters die and 19 injured in roof collapse during rubbish fire at an abandoned commercial structure - Illinois

F2010-38 NIOSH LODD REPORT: Two career fire fighters die and 19 injured in roof collapse during rubbish fire at an abandoned commercial structure – Illinois

FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire […]

NIOSH F2009-21 Career fire fighter seriously injured from collapse of bowstring truss roof - California

NIOSH F2009-21 Career fire fighter seriously injured from collapse of bowstring truss roof – California

FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire […]

Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know

Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know

The Colerain Township (OH) Fire and EMS Department under the leadership of Director and Chief G. Bruce Smith released its final report Investigation Analysis of the Squirrels nest Lane Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths related to the April 4, 2008 Double Line of Duty Death of a Captain and Firefighter in April 2010 coinciding with […]

Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire; Final NIST Report Issued

Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire; Final NIST Report Issued

  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on its study of the June 18, 2007, fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., that trapped and killed nine firefighters, the highest number of firefighter deaths in a single event since 9/11. The final report was strengthened by […]

Attic Fires in Residential Buildings Report

Attic Fires in Residential Buildings Report

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has recently issued a special report examining the characteristics of Attic Fires in Residential Buildings (PDF, 884 Kb). Developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center, the report is based on 2006 to 2008 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). According to the report:  […]

Innovative Construction Products and Techniques-UK

Innovative Construction Products and Techniques-UK

 Innovative Construction Products and Techniques Published 7 January 2008 Type(s) Research and statistics, Reports and summaries Site Planning, building and the environment Product code 07BD04986 UK International Summary This is the final report due for the project, Innovative Construction Products and Techniques (ICPT). This project was commissioned under the Communities and Local Government Fire Safety Framework Agreement […]

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire Posted by Fire Rescue Magazine on December 22, 2010 on Firefighternation.com Nothing Ordinary About It 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire On Dec. 22, 1999, Dave McNally, Nathan Tuck and Jason […]

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA - December 1999)

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA – December 1999)

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA – December 1999) USFA Technical Report Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Firefighter Casualties, Health and Safety, Incident Management  Media: Technical Report Series  Read Online/Download: Adobe Acrobat (PDF)/ Other Help PDF (1.0 Mb) Description: A technical review of the 1999 Worcester, MA fire that claimed six […]

Residential Structure Flashover and FF LODD- NIOSH Report

Residential Structure Flashover and FF LODD- NIOSH Report

Photo Warren Skalski On March 30, 2010, a 28-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic (victim) died and a 21-year-old female part-time fire fighter/paramedic was injured when caught in an apparent flashover while operating a hoseline within a residence. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire conditions at the rear of a house and moderate smoke […]

NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements

NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements

Major factors contributing to a rapid spread of fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., on June 18, 2007, included large open spaces with furniture providing high fuel loads, the inward rush of air following the breaking of windows and a lack of sprinklers, according to a draft report released for public comment […]

Vacant Residential Building Fires Report

Vacant Residential Building Fires Report

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the characteristics of fires in vacant residential buildings. The report, Vacant Residential Building Fires, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is further evidence of FEMA’s commitment to sharing information with fire departments and first responders around […]

Career lieutenant dies following floor collapse into basement fire and a career fire fighter dies attempting to rescue the career lieutenant - New York

Career lieutenant dies following floor collapse into basement fire and a career fire fighter dies attempting to rescue the career lieutenant – New York

F2009-23 Aug 24, 2009 Career lieutenant dies following floor collapse into basement fire and a career fire fighter dies attempting to rescue the career lieutenant – New York

First Interstate Bank Building Fire (Los Angeles, CA - May 1988)

First Interstate Bank Building Fire (Los Angeles, CA – May 1988)

Interstate Bank Building Fire (Los Angeles, CA – May 1988) USFA Technical Report Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Incident Management, Operations & Tactics  Media: Technical Report Series  Read Online/Download: Adobe Acrobat (PDF)/ Other Help PDF (1.5 Mb) , Text (48 Kb) Description: The most challenging high-rise fire in Los Angeles history demonstrated the need […]

Highrise Office Building Fire, One Meridian Plaza (Philadelphia, PA - February 1991)

Highrise Office Building Fire, One Meridian Plaza (Philadelphia, PA – February 1991)

Highrise Office Building Fire, One Meridian Plaza (Philadelphia, PA – February 1991) USFA Technical Report Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Firefighter Casualties, Health and Safety, Operations & Tactics  Media: Technical Report Series  Read Online/Download: Adobe Acrobat (PDF)/ Other Help PDF (1.6 Mb) , Text (159 Kb) Description: This report documents one of the most […]

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