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Buildings on Fire Risk Assessment Matrix

Buildings on Fire Risk Assessment Matrix

Buildings on Fire Risk Assessment Matrix    Building Occupancy Risk Profiling Reading the Building The importance of understanding a building’s anatomy, its occupancy risk and compartment profile are integral to efficient and effective firefighting operations within buildings on fire and are essential for all phases of fire suppression and operational engagements. Fundamental to these operations is […]

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

A second alarm fire occurred in a four-story apartment building in the 20500 block of Reserve Falls Terrace, Loudoun County, VA that took command of over 13 apartment units. The fire was reported at 07:39 hours on Sunday morning November 20, 2011. Arriving companies found heavy fire was coming from the building. Fire crews initiated […]

Size-Up: Report of the Week (ROTW)

Size-Up: Report of the Week (ROTW)

  Size-Up and Risk Assessment Skills: How are yours?   In this week’s issue of the National Fire Fighter’s Near-Miss Reporting System’s Report of the Week (ROTW) an informative focus was provided on near-miss reports related to Size-Up. We’re posting the ROTW alert in it’s entirety below. Go over to the National Fire Fighter’s Near-Miss […]

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, […]

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefigher Safety: Basic Insights

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefigher Safety: Basic Insights

The following videos provide some Basic insights on Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefigher Safety. The first two video reports are a few years old, but provide some good visual and narrative insights into the current building construction trends, operational limitations and fireground tactical safety considerations. Take the time to review these video clips and gain […]

Structural Collapse: The Hidden Dangers of Residential Fires

Structural Collapse: The Hidden Dangers of Residential Fires

Structural Collapse: The Hidden Dangers of Residential Fires  Oct 1, 2009 Originally Published in FireEngineering.com, All Rights Reserved By James M. Dalton, Robert G. Backstrom, and Steve Kerber Educational Objectives 1 Gain an understanding of the behavioral differences between solid wood joist and lightweight wood structural members under fire attack. 2 Gain an understanding of […]

Collapse of Bowstring Truss Roof Seriously Injures Fire Fighter

Collapse of Bowstring Truss Roof Seriously Injures Fire Fighter

 The NIOSH Fire fighter Investigation and Prevention Program, Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports  recently released Report # F2009-12 for a Near-Miss event that seriously injured a firefighter  wih significant learnings;   HERE      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 […]

Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

Do you know what’s underneath you as you’re making entry? If you’ve been paying attention to the latest news and on the job reports these past few days, you may have noticed there’s been an emerging trend evident in near miss, close-calls resulting in maydays, RIT deployments and self-rescue resulting from floor compromise and floor […]

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

As the First-Due Fire Company; Officer and crew, Are you prepared to address the fireground variables and occupancy risks upon your arrival and during the initial stages of your deployment and operations? Are you combat ready or passively engaged? It seems we’ve struck some interests over past week since we first discussed the First-Due Fire […]