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Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: FDIC 2012

Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: FDIC 2012

Here’s a promo for the program; “Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers”: that will be presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference- FDIC on Thursday April 19, 2012 10:30 am in Wabash 2. If you’re attending FDIC this year, plan to mark this program down as one of your stops. I look forward […]

The Fireground; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Fireground; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Fireground; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow It will always still be about….. The Brotherhood Honor Courage Protection Fortitude Duty We have assumed that the routiness or successes of past operations and incident responses equates with predictability and diminished risk to our firefighting personnel Our current generation of buildings, construction and occupancies are not as predictable […]

The Same Mistakes: Newspaper Reports Common Issues Affecting Fire Operations

The Same Mistakes: Newspaper Reports Common Issues Affecting Fire Operations

Four years after nine firefighters died battling Sofa Super Store fire, a report details an eerily similar set of breakdowns in a March blaze. Firefighters rush into a burning commercial building with too-small hoses and insufficient water. The commander can’t reach them because the captain forgot his radio. Backup crews aren’t sure where to go […]

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

Another must read for all Company and Command Officers: Impact of ventilation on fire behavior in legacy and contemporary residential construction, by Steve Kerber (2011) UL Report. Take some time to increase your proficiencies and compentencies. Executive Summary Under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to FirefighterGrant Program, Underwriters Laboratories examined fire […]

Buildingsonfire.com Video Promo for 2012

Buildingsonfire.com Video Promo for 2012

Check out our training lectures and seminars offerings for 2012 HERE Download the NEW 2012 Buildingsonfire PDF  Listing:  2012 Buildingsonfire.com Training Brochure Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighers

Training for the Evolving Fireground

Training for the Evolving Fireground

Check out the new promo video for 2012 from Buildingsonfire.com Buildingsonfire.com and the Command Institute’s 2012 Training Curriculums and Offerings Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters Building Construction for the Company and Command Officer The Rules of Combat Fire Engagement & Tactical Operations Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling Reading […]

NIOSH F2009-21 Career fire fighter seriously injured from collapse of bowstring truss roof - California

NIOSH F2009-21 Career fire fighter seriously injured from collapse of bowstring truss roof – California

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 […]

Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety....where do you fit into this equation?

Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety….where do you fit into this equation?

Modern incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type. Strategies and tactics must be […]

Building Construction Training for Fire Service Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

Building Construction Training for Fire Service Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

We’ve got an advance look at some of the new training and lecture offerings coming out this fall and for 2012 that will be offered commencing in October for the Buildingsonfire Series produced and offered by the Command Institute and Buildingsonfire.com. Buildingsonfire -2012 Building Construction and Systems Training for Fire Service Commanders, Company Officers and […]

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 […]

The ISFSI, George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year Award 2011

The ISFSI, George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year Award 2011

       ISFSI – The Voice: Live from FDIC 2011: Brian Kazmierzak, Fire Instructor of the Year  Brian Kazmierzak, ISFSI/Fire Engineering George D Post Instructor of the Year, talks about local training as well as his involvement in firefighterclosecalls.com. HERE Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO – has been a member of the fire service since […]

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 […]

Principles of Building Construction: Combustible Student Manual

Principles of Building Construction: Combustible Student Manual

Principles of Building Construction; Combustible PBC:C-Student Manual Second Edition, April 2000 USFA-United States Fire Administration Principles of Building Construction: Non-Combustible:  Principles of Building Construction Combustible

Coming Soon, Ten Minutes in the Street Interactive Scenarios

Coming Soon, Ten Minutes in the Street Interactive Scenarios

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job....

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job….

Future Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff stands with his dad, Thomas Hoff, during an inspection at Soldier Field in 1960. Thomas Hoff died in the line of duty in a building collapse two years later. (Chicago Tribune / December 22, 2010) A fire commissioner’s words on tragedy, tempered by his family history. 2 firefighters killed […]