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Baltimore County (MD) Firefighter Falkenhan Line of Duty Death Report Issued

Baltimore County (MD) Firefighter Falkenhan Line of Duty Death Report Issued

Mark Gray Falkenhan had dedicated his life to serving others. He perished in the line of duty on January 19, 2011 while performing search and rescue operations at a multi-alarm apartment fire in Hillendale, Baltimore County (Maryland). He was 43 years old.   On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, a fire occurred in an apartment building […]

Fire Dynamics Simulation of 2011 Baltimore County LODD- 30 Dowling Circle

Fire Dynamics Simulation of 2011 Baltimore County LODD- 30 Dowling Circle

  The Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department published the Line of Duty Death Investgation Report of the 30 Dowling Circle Fire recently. The report was written by a Line of Duty Death Investigation Team comprised of departmental members, including representatives of the local firefighters’ union and the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association. An overview and […]

Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Major Emergency at Townhouses Under construction

Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Major Emergency at Townhouses Under construction

Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Major Alarm at Townhouses Under Construction Under-construction building fire forces dozens of evacuations     A townhouse complex under construction caught fire on November 10, 2011, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles (CA). The six-unit, wood-framed complex was in its construction phase, where at least two of the units were fully involved […]

Remembrance: Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978 – 2011

Remembrance: Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978 – 2011

  The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978 – 2011 The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The fire began in a hallway near the compressor […]

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, […]

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

This year’s Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week focused on Surviving the Fire Ground: Fire Fighter, Fire Officer and Command Preparedness. One of the major objectives of this year’s theme was addressing a variety of functional areas for the Mayday event. For many of you, the conditions, outcome and lessons learned from the Southwest Supermarket […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011, Day Seven; Fire Fighter, Fire Officer and Command Training and Preparedness

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011, Day Seven; Fire Fighter, Fire Officer and Command Training and Preparedness

Preparing for the Mayday Event; Not a matter of IF, But a Question of When… Are you ready? Are you Prepared? As the official Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011 begins to wind down, in many stations around the country this weekend is dedicated to training, drills and evolutions dedicated toward the many facets and functional elements […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two- Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two- Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety

  Know Your World Buildingsonfire.com Other Considerations in Program Planning for Safety Week; Other considerations to support the theme, objectives and initiatives of Safety Week include wide latitude of activities and interactive actions that can achieve the goals for increasing awareness and providing dialog, interaction, training while encouraging discussion and interchange. These functional area topics […]

Woonsocket (RI) Eight Alarm Mill Fire: Caused by Welding

Woonsocket (RI) Eight Alarm Mill Fire: Caused by Welding

A 112-year-old building, once the home of the Woonsocket Rubber Co., a firm that made decoy tanks for the D-Day invasion in World War II and later manufactured Keds sneakers, was destroyed Tuesday night by a spectacular fire. Smoke from the blaze could be seen as far away as Providence.Fire Chief Gary Lataille said 10 […]

RIT Team Rescues Two Pa. Firefighters Trapped in Blaze

RIT Team Rescues Two Pa. Firefighters Trapped in Blaze

RIT Team Rescues Two (PA) Firefighters Trapped in Blaze Five rowhomes in Girardville were destroyed by the fire sparked by Duraflame logs in a wood burner. Two firefighters had to be rescued after they became trapped while battling a fire in Girardville Wednesday night, according to The Republican Herald. Five rowhomes on Main Street were destroyed […]

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

The five alarm fire that ran through a seven story multiple occupancy (MO) apartment building in the Flatbush Section in the Borough of Brooklyn (NYC) this weekend considerably challenged operating companies of the FDNY as the fire was fueled and spread in rapid success due to significant wind conditions compounded by news reports that a […]

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn Twenty FDNY Firefighters Injured New York Daily News AN UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE RIPPED THROUGH a 7-story apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night that kept more than 200 firefighters busy for over eight hours in their efforts to knock the blaze down. The call was dispatched […]

The Hubbard Street Fire: The 50th anniversary of a tragic dual collapse

The Hubbard Street Fire: The 50th anniversary of a tragic dual collapse

The Hubbard Street Fire: The 50th anniversary of a tragic dual collapse January 28th, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Hubbard Street Fire, which took the lives of nine Chicago firefighters: Battalion Chief George Rees Battalion Chief George Kuhn Lt. Charles Rauch Lt. Louis Repkin Firefighter Hillard Augustine Firefighter William Hillistad Firefighter Stanley Sliwinski Firefighter […]

16,000 Square Foot Residential Fire

16,000 Square Foot Residential Fire

A couple of video clips of a 16,000 square foot Residential House Fire in Heath, Texas, which is an eastern suburb of Dallas, May 6, 2010 that resulted in a $6 million dollar loss. May 20, 2010 Heath house fire causes $6 million in damages, injuries to three firefighters By JIM HARDIN Herald-Banner The Zope […]

Five Alarm Tenament Fire (NJ)

Five Alarm Tenament Fire (NJ)

                                                     A stubborn five-alarm fire that gutted a three-story brick apartment building on Washington Place kept Passaic (NJ) firefighters busy for more than four hours on Friday and sent a resident to a hospital with critical injuries, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. in a ground-floor apartment at 88 Washington Place, […]