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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.

Testimony Continues from 2011 LAFD LODD Fire at Luxury Hollywood Hills Home in Hearing for Architect

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A veteran fire captain testified Wednesday that he was trapped in debris that fell from a ceiling during a February 2011 fire at a luxury home in the Hollywood Hills, where another longtime firefighter suffered fatal injuries.

Chicago Fire Captain Herbie Johnson remembered for his kindness, humor, bravery

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    Chicago Tribune Photos, HERE Tim Olk Photos, HERE Chicago Tribune, HERE “We could not be prouder of you,”  brother of fallen firefighter says Sun-Times HERE See CommandSafety.com for a complete accounting of the event, HERE Family of fallen firefighter: ‘A hero for our city’ from the Chicago Tribune, HERE Related PHOTOS:  Deadly fire […]

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

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Are you Reading Your Buildings Correctly? It’s not always that easy and looks may very well be deceiving.

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“You don’t need a last name for Herbie. Everybody knew Herbie”; Chicago Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson. Chicago Fire Captain LODD in residential fire.

Leadership Got Your Department Boogered Up?

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  Across the world I bet if you sat around the table on the tailboard of an apparatus or at any conference you would hear some folks that are talking about how “Boogered up” their department is. So what do you do when your department is “Boogered up”? The important component is to look in […]

The Ides of March: Learning and Remembrance

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Take the opportunity to identify the common themes and apparent causes of some past events.

Hose Streams and Fire Suppression Research from the NIST

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Little, if any, fire suppression research has been conducted on the effectiveness of fire streams from manual hose lines during the past 50 years.

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

Leadership, Purpose, Service and Reason

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The names and placed change; but the meaning and message behind these words resonate with the traditions, values and virtues of the Fire Service

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