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Predictability and Performance Of Buildings and Today's Fireground

Predictability and Performance Of Buildings and Today’s Fireground

  When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operations (good and bad) give us experience that defines and determines how we assess, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm. The “art and science of firefighting” is predicated on a fundamental understanding of how fire affects a building […]

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 […]

Emerging Dynamics in the Modern Fire Environment

Emerging Dynamics in the Modern Fire Environment

Radio@Firehouse.com Podcasts and Internet Broadcasts for Fire and Emergency Service Professionals: Real Issues. Real Answers. Real Firefighters. Training & Tactics Talk Training & Tactics Talk: Emerging Dynamics in the Modern Fire Environment Joining Training and Tactics Talk host Douglas Cline as he talks with his guests from across the United States about the emerging dynamics […]

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 […]

The City of Charleston Sofa Super Store LODD-Routley Fire Reports

The City of Charleston Sofa Super Store LODD-Routley Fire Reports

Read the report; understand the incident, the building performance, the fire behavior and the operation process deployed. Gain the insights from the overall apparent and contributing causes identified and presented and assess how these relate to your fire service perspective and department’s culture and performance today. City of Charleston Post Incident Assessment and Review Team […]

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 […]

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 […]