Archive for January2009

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Elmsford Fire Department Annual Lt. Andy Fredericks, FDNY Memorial Seminar and Exhibits Hosted by the Elmsford Fire Dept. Saturday, February 7, 2009 Registration, refreshments and exhibits begin at 7:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Lightweight Construction” Presented by Battalion Chief Bill Hines, FDNY, ret. “Strip Mall Fires” Presented by Deputy Chief Tom Dunne, […]

Training Opportunity

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Andy Fredericks Training Days will be hosted annually in Alexandria to continue Andy’s legacy of excellent instruction on the basic operations of structural firefighting. This three day lecture series covering fundamental fireground operations will be delivered by friends of Andy, each of whom had the opportunity to share in Andy’s life work.Not only will these […]

In Defense of Jumping

“”I think it takes a particular coward to criticize procedures that you don’t understand particularly when they apply to places that you don’t have the bravery to go,” FDNY Battalion Chief John Sullivan said. “Friday the 23rd families and members of the FDNY gathered togther at a church in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn. […]

Fire Dynamics comes to MFRI

Executive Development Seminar: Fire Dynamics for the Fire ServiceThursday, February 19, 20099:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute4500 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20742301-226-9900 or 1-800-ASK-MFRIFeaturing:Daniel Madrzykowski Steve Kerber Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, Maryland This presentation will discuss how building geometry, materials, furnishings, […]

PERI Symposium on Firefighter Deaths and Injuries

Review of the PERI “Reducing Firefighter Deaths and Injuries: Changes in Concept, Policy, and Practice” Symposium InformationNear the end of September 2008, the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) conducted an online symposium for the purpose of looking into how to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Being an online or virtual gathering, a total of 19 […]

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Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”
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Burton Clark
Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?
All we need is one lesson with two parts. Follow all the S.O.Ps 100% correct, 100% of the time. Reason, anything less can get you and others killed. It also makes you a professional and defines a good firefighter.
2014-08-29 13:43:35
John Pignataro
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bravo sir ...This battle began in the early 1990's having been a career DC Fireman for 30 yrs and a still active volunteer fireman for 37 the mentality has changed since 1977. Your article is clear and to the point but I am afraid the fire service maybe lost to the folks who preach the…
2014-08-23 01:12:28
Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
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