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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 […]

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 […]

Three Alarm Fire: Apartment Complex under Construction ignites

Three Alarm Fire: Apartment Complex under Construction ignites

A three-story apartment building that was under construction caught fire on October 27, 2011 in the early evening in Carson, California (LA County). The rapidly advancing fire quickly ran through an apartment building under construction and spread to a nearby mobile home park damaging at least 10 homes and forcing evacuations, according to published reports. There were […]

Chicago Fire Fighters Battle 3 Alarm Apartment Fire on the City’s North Side

Chicago Fire Fighters Battle 3 Alarm Apartment Fire on the City’s North Side

Chicago Firefighters battled an (3-11) extra-alarm blaze saturday afternoon in the Lakeview neighborhood on the City’s North Side. The extra alarm was called around 14:00 h0urs for a building on the 800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, bringing more than 100 CFD firefighters to the scene, according to preliminary information from Fire Media Affairs and […]

New York City to Crack Down on Illegally Divided Apartments

New York City to Crack Down on Illegally Divided Apartments

Mayor Bloomberg, Council Speaker Quinn unveil reforms to overhaul illegal apartment ‘firetraps’ BY Greg B. Smith DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Form June 7, 2011, http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_mayor_bloomberg_council_speaker_quinn_unveil_reforms_to_overhaul_illegal_apartme.html Marc Hermann for News City officials were out in force to discuss an overhaul in how the city combats “firetrap” apartments. Less than six weeks after five people died in […]

Albuquerque Fire Department; Learnings from Close Call Collapse and Fire Fighter Injuries

Albuquerque Fire Department; Learnings from Close Call Collapse and Fire Fighter Injuries

The Albuquerque Fire Department seeks to improve operations from past performance Four firefighters with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department were injured during operations at a three-alarm fire that injured raged through the Royal Crown Apartment Complex in southeast Albuquerque on Friday February 4, 2011. The injured firefighters were among four who fell through the floor […]

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 […]

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Multiple Firefighter LODDs January 23, 2005

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Multiple Firefighter LODDs January 23, 2005

FDNY: Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…LODD 2005   The call had come at 7:59 on a Sunday morning, the day after a January blizzard had shut down the city. There was still more than a foot of unplowed snow on East 178th Street off the Grand Concourse, and some of it was still swirling in 45-mile-an-hour gusts. […]

Firefighter Mark G. Falkenhan, Lutherville VFC, Baltimore County, Maryland LODD

Firefighter Mark G. Falkenhan, Lutherville VFC, Baltimore County, Maryland LODD

Fire Community Mourns Loss of Firefighter Who Died In Four-Alarm Blaze Towson, Md. (January 20, 2011) — The Baltimore County fire community today mourns the loss of Mark G. Falkenhan, the Lutherville volunteer firefighter who died in last night’s four-alarm blaze at a Hillendale apartment complex.   In addition to his affiliation with Lutherville VFC, Falkenhan, […]

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Firefighters from six departments spent about two hours fighting the blaze in the three-story complex in the 200 block of W. North St. near downtown Waukesha , officials said. Nobody was injured, and most residents were not home at the time the fire was reported, they said. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were called […]

Two Alarm Fire with Multiple Rescues San Francisco

Two Alarm Fire with Multiple Rescues San Francisco

   At least 45 people were displaced from an apartment building damaged by a fire in San Francisco’s North Beach area early Saturday morning, an American Red Cross spokesman said.  The two-alarm blaze was reported at 1:28 a.m. at 925 Montgomery St. near Pacific Street, a fire dispatcher said. At least a couple of people, […]

Four Alarm Fire Apartment Complex Under Construction (NJ)

Four Alarm Fire Apartment Complex Under Construction (NJ)

A massive fire ripped through a condominium complex under construction in Rahway N.J., early Tuesday. The four-alarm fire started around 1:30 a.m. at the vacant multi-story building along Route 27. Rahway Fire Chief Bill Young said five area engine companies were called to help combat the surging flames. Given the intensity of the fire, the […]