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Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

A rapid and fast moving early morning fire in downtown Trenton, Ontario Canada resulted in the subsequent collapse of a three story mixed use commerical and apartment occupancy structure. Published media reports indicated the building was over 130 years of age and was in operation as an adult entertainment establishment on the lower level with […]

Structural Collapse Insights and Aides from NIST

Structural Collapse Insights and Aides from NIST

  In case you missed these are or are first to see these now, informative information on Structural Collapse previously issued by NIST. This supplements the continuing research and effort by UL, NIST and numerous other academic and research institutions. From Fire.gov. http://www.nist.gov/fire/collapse.cfm   Structural Collapse Fire Tests: Single Story, Wood Frame Structures A series […]

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

Remembering Brackenridge, Pennsylvania December 20, 1991: Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse Four volunteer firefighters died when they were trapped by a partial floor collapse during a structure fire in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 20, 1991. All four were members of a mutual aid truck company that had responded to the […]

FDNY: The 23 Street Collapse October 17,1966 Box 55 598

FDNY: The 23 Street Collapse October 17,1966 Box 55 598

On October 17th 1966, Manhattan Box 598 was struck at 21:36 hours for the report of a building fire at 7 East 22nd Street, an art dealer in a four story brownstone. On arrival, the heat and smoke was so intense companies could not make entry through the art dealer, and so attempted to make […]

F2010-38 NIOSH LODD REPORT: Two career fire fighters die and 19 injured in roof collapse during rubbish fire at an abandoned commercial structure - Illinois

F2010-38 NIOSH LODD REPORT: Two career fire fighters die and 19 injured in roof collapse during rubbish fire at an abandoned commercial structure – Illinois

FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire […]

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)       Author(s): Gann, R. G.; Title: Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade […]

NIST World Trade Center Disaster Study

NIST World Trade Center Disaster Study

World Trade Center Disaster Study On August 21, 2002, with funding from the U.S. Congress through FEMA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster that occured on September 11, 2001.  The NIST WTC Investigation was conducted under the authority of […]

NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters

NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters

NIOSH LODD Report Released on Fire and Collapse Which Killed Two Chicago Firefighters F2010-38 Two Career Fire Fighters Die and 19 Injured in Roof Collapse during Rubbish Fire at an Abandoned Commercial Structure – Illinois     NIOSH Executive Summary On December 22, 2010, a 47-year-old male (Victim # 1) and a 34-year old male […]

Texas Captain; 2010 LODD Report Issued with Lessons Learned

Texas Captain; 2010 LODD Report Issued with Lessons Learned

Captain Araguz, a 30 year old, 11-year veteran of the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department made Captain in 2009. He lost his life while battling a multiple alarm fire a the Maxim Egg Farm located at 3307 FM 442, Boling, Texas on July 3, 2010. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office issued the Fire Fighter Fatality […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

FDNY Eight Alarm Fire in Queens Commercial Building with Collapse

FDNY Eight Alarm Fire in Queens Commercial Building with Collapse

Four firefighters were injured Monday night when the ceiling of a burning Queens metal factory collapsed on them, officials said. The one story commerical building 60′ x 100′  with exposures was Queens Box 2211. The powerful blaze broke out about 6 p.m. at J&S Ornamental Ironworks on 95-20 150th St. near 97th Ave. in Jamaica, Queens (NYC) escalated […]

Structural Collapse Type III Vacant

Structural Collapse Type III Vacant

Something exploded in this vacant building as firefighters battled a fire Monday night in Cairo, Illinois. A photographer for television station KFVS was rolling when the blast occurred and also caught the collapse a short time later.. The local fire chief says the fire started when four men were inside the building, looking for things to steal. […]

Underwriters Laboratories  Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions CBT

Underwriters Laboratories Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions CBT

Structural stability of engineered lumber in fire conditions This online firefighter training course is the result of a research partnership among UL, the Chicago Fire Department, IAFC, and Michigan State University, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This self-guided course, which focuses on the structural stability of engineered lumber under fire […]