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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 […]

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)       Author(s): Gann, R. G.; Title: Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade […]

FINAL REPORT: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)

FINAL REPORT: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)

Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)       Author(s): Shyam-Sunder, S.; Title: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers […]

Statistical Reports: Firefighter Casualties

Statistical Reports: Firefighter Casualties

Statistical Reports: Firefighter Casualties USFA Topical Fire Report Series (link here) The National Fire Data Center’s Topical Fire Report Series explores facets of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), each issue briefly addresses the nature and relevance […]

Statistical Reports: Nonresidential Structure Fires

Statistical Reports: Nonresidential Structure Fires

Statistical Reports: Nonresidential Structure Fires USFA Topical Fire Report Series (LINK) The National Fire Data Center’s Topical Fire Report Series explores facets of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), each issue briefly addresses the nature and relevance […]

Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires

Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires

Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires USFA Topical Fire Report Series (Link Here) The National Fire Data Center’s Topical Fire Report Series explores facets of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), each issue briefly addresses the nature and […]

The Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse 1981; The Begining of Urban Heavy Rescue

The Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse 1981; The Begining of Urban Heavy Rescue

The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse July 1981 On July 17, 1981 a suspended walkway collapsed in The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring 216 others during a tea dance. At the time, it was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. history. This event and a subsequent series of other […]

Near-Miss Report of the Week

Near-Miss Report of the Week

As an officer, you need to stay abreast of operational issues and situations in order to be knowledgeable and conversant with the variables that may affect company deployments and subsequent operations. The National Fire Fighter Near Miss Reporting System (FFNMRS) has a vast collection of resources that are a few keystrokes and links away. One […]

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 […]

Large Loss Building Fires Report

Large Loss Building Fires Report

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) have recently issued a special report examining the characteristics and causes of Large Loss Building Fires (PDF, 834 Kb). The report, developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center, is based on 2007 to 2009 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). From […]

Firefighters Trapped and Killed in Rescue Attempt Gloucester City, New Jersey Building Collapse 2002

Firefighters Trapped and Killed in Rescue Attempt Gloucester City, New Jersey Building Collapse 2002

Three Firefighters and Three Sisters Killed in Gloucester City, New Jersey Building Collapse during Fire Attack, Rescue Operation, July 4th, 2002 Gloucester City (NJ) Collapse 2002 On July 4th, 2002 at 0136 hrs.,The Gloucester City Fire Department was dispatched to 200 North Broadway for a reported house fire. Responding units were advised that occupants may […]

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame that hold a number of lessons learned related to command management, operations, building construction principles and building performance, fire behavior and the ever present dangers of the job. Take the opportunity to learn more about these events, […]

Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD 1999

Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD 1999

 Looking Back at The Cherry Road Townhouse Fire, Double LODD; DCFD May 30th, 1999  On May 30, 1999, (DCFD) fire fighters responded to a box alarm involving a townhouse fire at 3146 Cherry Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018-1612. DCFD FireFighter Anthony Phillips, Engine 10 DCFD FireFighter Louis Matthews, Engine 26 From the NIOSH Report: The […]

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, […]

Survivability Profiling: Taking it to the Streets

Survivability Profiling: Taking it to the Streets

Live and Online Taking it to the Streets with your host Christopher Naum will present another timely and insightful look at an emerging element of today’s evolving fire ground.     Join in on Wednesday April 20th at 9pm ET for a very special and exciting program discussing the concepts and theory of Survivability Profiling. […]