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Nothing is Ever Routine: Residential Fire-Chicago LODD

Nothing is Ever Routine: Residential Fire-Chicago LODD

    Nothing is ever routine;…… pause to reflect and remember the demands of the job and the inherent risks and the sacrifices made each and every day in this noble profession of the fire service. Another beloved brother firefighter’s sacrifice, protecting the citizens of his great city. Chicago Captain Herbert Johnson, 54, suffered second- […]

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, […]

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 […]