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High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year

High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year

High Rise Fire Operations High-rise fires cause quarter billion dollars of property damage a year    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reporting that in 2005-2009, there were an average of 15,700 reported structure fires in high-rise buildings per year with an associated $235 million in direct property damage. The report, “High-Rise Building Fires,” (PDF, 499 KB) cites […]

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails Portable device locates missing firefighters–saves time and maybe lives Firefighter Ray Hodgson hits the talk button on his walkie-talkie: “I have fire showing, possibility of a rescue on the third floor. Engine 35, initiate a rescue group. Also back him up with a hose line.” A fire […]

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

Video Clip recorded live by Fire Department Network News TV (FDNNTV) at the 50th IAFF Fire Fighter Convention in San Diego, CA on August 23, 2010. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, also known as NIOSH, is a federal agency that is part of the Centers for Disease Control. NIOSH has a mission […]

Physiological Stress associated with Structural Firefighting Observed in Professional Firefighters-Study

Physiological Stress associated with Structural Firefighting Observed in Professional Firefighters-Study

Study COOPERATIVE EFFORT WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS FD A primary goal of the project was to investigate the physical rigor of real fire scene work. Fire scene work tasks may differ widely with respect to their cardiovascular and respiratory stress. Therefore, the project sought to illustrate normative data for multiple fire ground tasks including fire attack, […]

General Truss Construction Links

General Truss Construction Links

General Truss Construction Links   NAHB Research Foundation Inc The essential point is that it would be un reasonable to design in the superior structural integrity of truss – framed construction only to degrade it by weakening the studs http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1982/ander82a.pdf Download SAINT LUCIE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT Where the owner of the structure and the authority […]

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems is a very useful manual that was developed and published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor for the purpose to increase the safety […]

What’s On Your Radar Screen?

What’s On Your Radar Screen?

BuildingsonFire 2010; Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety   Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues or Focus that should be on Your Radar Screen The following list is but a modest cross section of pertinent information or focus areas today’s Firefighter, Company or Command Officer MUST be knowledgeable in, have insights and proficiency […]

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