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Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day

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  Taking it to the Streets: Your Street on any given Day At times, our surroundings become a blur and fade into the fabric that defines our response district, our first-due, our neighborhood, community, city or town. We tend to focus on thos…e areas that have an immediacy or frequency that defines day-to –day operations, […]

Taking it to the Streets: Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned

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What at the Projected Operational Risks? Do they Matter? Photo:CJ Naum, 2013 Taking it to the Streets Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned and derelict buildings continue to challenge emergency response companies at incidents. It’s the buildings of Heritage ““ masonry construction with Heavy Timber, Mill, Semi-Mill or Ordinary Construction systems of three to six to eight story […]

The Company Officer: Ready for the Next Run?

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If you don’t understand the building, the occupancy risk and align tactics with the fire dynamics and compartment, then you’re not doing your job.

Predictability of Performance of the Building

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Taking it to the Streets The dynamics and time compression of the first-due with varied concurrent tactical assignments demands a well trained and coordinated assignment. The fire compartment, it’s rate of growth and degree of extension, the building’s structural system, resiliency, structural integrity and occupancy risk must be recognized in a timely manner and processed […]

The Compartment and the Company

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Tactical Fireground successes are measured by the abilities of the Company

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The fact that at times, our surroundings do become a blur and fade into the background…

Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

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Two firefighters were killed in Chesapeake, Virginia when they became trapped by a rapidly spreading fire in an auto parts store and a pre-engineered wood truss roof assembly collapsed on them.

Taking it to the Streets: Columbus

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Here’s a new Building to Read. What do think the Structural System and assemblies are compromised of? What does the building envelope look like. What type of structural systems might be present? What would the least favorable system be? Projected occupancy load: Operational concerns for a major floor fire? Fire Extension probability? Occupancy Type? Occupancy […]

Central Ohio FOOLS Training Opportunity

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An interactive and thought provoking training seminar exploreing leading edge theories and fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession.

Analysis of Firetruck Crashes and Associated Firefighter Injuries in the United States

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Approximately 500 firefighters are involved in fatal firetruck crashes each year and 1 out of 100 of these occupants dies as a result of the crash.

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