Engine Company Operations

Standpipes in Buildings Under Construction

10/17/2018

I cannot overstate the importance of visiting and walking through the job site to preplan, as the time to find deficiencies in any of these systems is not during a fire.

Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight

10/02/2018

You must know as much about your enemy and the situation as possible and match your forces accordingly to effectively be successful in the fight.

Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Windows Are Not Doors

08/21/2018

When it comes to fire attack many are looking to utilizing a window to apply their stream, this exterior attack is the first half of what is referred to as transitional fire attack. When a stream is operated from outside the structure through a window or door it is restricted.

It’s Volume vs. Speed

07/31/2018 Paul Shapiro looks how it is volume vs. speed to obtain large flows from distant water supplies.

LODD Anniversary: Cincinnati Firefighter Killed in Flashover

03/21/2018

On March 21, 2003, a 25-year old male career fire fighter (the victim) was fatally injured in a flashover during a house fire. The victim and two other fire fighters were on an interior attack crew and had just gone through the front door of a single family residence. 

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2017

01/29/2018

These detailed numbers for structural firefighting have always been quite low but it is worth considering what influences are affecting the general decline and lowness. 

It's Time to Meet the Challenge

01/13/2018

Paul Shapiro looks at anchor and hold delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface.

NIOSH LODD Report: Ohio Firefighter Falls Through Floor at House Fire

12/20/2017

On December 28, 2015, a 28-year-old male career fire fighter died due to thermal injuries and smoke inhalation with severe pulmonary edema at a single-family residential structure fire.

Virginia Significant Injury Report

05/25/2017

Details from Loudoun County fire that injured seven firefighters, six significantly. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Structure Fire

04/18/2017

Report lists several contributing factors in the death of a career firefighter inside a residential structure fire.

Science for Dummies Like Me, Part 3

03/30/2017

In part 3 of this series, David Rhodes looks at the simple solution of using water for extinguishment. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy

03/27/2017

Wind driven fire claims two firefighters on March 26, 2016.

 

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Water Mapping with UL

01/31/2017

UL continues their work on the Fire Attack Study with development of visual aids to assist future online training.

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

01/16/2017

A closer look at reported firefighter fatality on the hoseline data.

The Week’s After Action Review

01/12/2017

Fire extension to the structure has taken-hold and is spreading via the concealed space.

Review: NIST Study of Hose Streams and Air Flows

11/04/2016

Seven experimental series with over 100 configurations using two structures reveal the impact of hose stream patterns and nozzle movements on air flow inside structures.

Fighting Fire on the Roof

09/01/2016

Greg Jakubowski looks at commercial building metal deck roof fires.

Roll-Down Security Gates, Part 3

09/01/2016

Paul DeBartolomeo looks at cutting-roll down gates in part three of this three part series.

September 1916 Fires

09/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in September 1916.

Beyond “Normal”

08/01/2016 Nozzlehead looks at single-family dwelling tactics on non-single-family dwelling fires.

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