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Fireman's Memorial: Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy

Fireman’s Memorial: Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy

Fireman’s Memorial Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy On December 3, 1999, a five-alarm fire at the Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. building claimed the lives of six brave firefighters who responded to the call. These six heros, The Worcester 6, sacrificed their lives to try and rescue two individuals who were believed to be trapped […]

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six

Today December 3, 2011 marks the 12th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that resulted in the line of duty death of six courages brother firefighters.    For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not […]

Survivability Profiling: How Long Can Victims Survive in a Fire?

Survivability Profiling: How Long Can Victims Survive in a Fire?

 Survivability Profiling: How Long Can Victims Survive in a Fire?   BY STEPHEN MARSAR FireEngineering.com  July 1, 2010 In 2007, the United States suffered 118 firefighter line-of-duty-deaths (LODDs), 47 of which occurred in structure fires; two civilians were killed in those same fires. In 2008, there were 114 LODDs; 31 occurred in structural fires; three […]

Fire Department Officers Liable in Double Firefighter LODD

Fire Department Officers Liable in Double Firefighter LODD

  Lawsuit revived against fire departments in firefighter’s death in 2002 house fire A New York State appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against the Manlius (NY) and Pompey Hill (NY) fire departments in the death of a volunteer firefighter battling a Pompey house fire in 2002. The state Supreme Court Appellate Division in Rochester – […]

Victim Survivability Profiling and Getting the Job Done

Victim Survivability Profiling and Getting the Job Done

Seattle Ladder 8 Capt. Dana Caldart, Firefighter Josh Materi and others recount rescue of seven from roof of a well-involved dwelling. Victim Survivability Profiling Takes A Hit originally posted by Bill Carey January 6, 2011 on Backstepfirefighter.com Several Seattle firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier house fire with multiple rescues. In an informal critique, if you […]

Why We Search:Chicago, Two Fires With Rescues

Why We Search:Chicago, Two Fires With Rescues

Squatters rescued from one fire, tenants from a second. From Bill Carey’s Backstepfirefighter.com web site January 2, 2011, a must read and link to…. On Friday, 31 December, Chicago firefighters rescued two squatters during the still-and-box alarm at 4322 West Jackson Boulevard. Firefighters found the two on the second floor of the vacant building and […]

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire

Nothing Ordinary About It: 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire Posted by Fire Rescue Magazine on December 22, 2010 on Firefighternation.com Nothing Ordinary About It 11 years ago, 3 firefighters perished in a seemingly routine residential structure fire On Dec. 22, 1999, Dave McNally, Nathan Tuck and Jason […]

Three Firefighters were injured when they fell through the floor of a Vacant House

Three Firefighters were injured when they fell through the floor of a Vacant House

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three Buffalo firefighters are lucky to be alive Wednesday night. The three firefighters were injured when they fell through the floor of a burning home on Mohican Avenue on the city’s east side.  Two of the firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment. Officials say their injuries are not serious. […]

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA - December 1999)

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA – December 1999)

Abandoned Cold Storage Warehouse Multi-Firefighter Fatality Fire (Worcester, MA – December 1999) USFA Technical Report Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Firefighter Casualties, Health and Safety, Incident Management  Media: Technical Report Series  Read Online/Download: Adobe Acrobat (PDF)/ Other Help PDF (1.0 Mb) Description: A technical review of the 1999 Worcester, MA fire that claimed six […]

Residential Structure Flashover and FF LODD- NIOSH Report

Residential Structure Flashover and FF LODD- NIOSH Report

Photo Warren Skalski On March 30, 2010, a 28-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic (victim) died and a 21-year-old female part-time fire fighter/paramedic was injured when caught in an apparent flashover while operating a hoseline within a residence. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire conditions at the rear of a house and moderate smoke […]

Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire 1999

Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire 1999

Friday December 3, 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that resulted in the line of duty death of six courages brother firefighters. For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not […]