Archive for December2010

Salisbury Working:Garden Apartment Off

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Residents escape early morning fire in first floor garden-style apartment.

The 2011 Firefighter

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What do you think the 2011 Firefighting is going to be? Trained and confident? Or tentative and fearful?

Why We Search: PhiladelphiaOne “Rat” Unable to “Scatter Away”

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I suppose Christmas and the few days after might have been just another day, another day alive or dieing, struggling. Rest in peace old timer, you are no rat no more.

P.G. Working:Christmas Day Box for Engine Co.44

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44 puts holiday on hold to stretch in at a first due fire.

Boston Working:Mutual Aid to Chelsea 3rd Alarm

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From box to three alarms in 10 minutes, Chelsea firefighters take in a Christmas Eve worker.

Education Pay Off: Rookie’s First Day, Detailed To The Rescue, Catches a Job, Makes a Grab

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“I was just trying to stick with my officer, Lt. Matt Camara,” he said. “I was listening to him and doing everything he told me to do. He is a great officer, so I didn’t have to do anything except listen to him and do what he said and stay close.”

“Broken Rules”Backstep’s Dave LeBlanc Reports on Lowell Truck Officer’s Account of October Fire, Rescue Caught on Tape, Told to MFA Graduates

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What stood out in the Captain’s story was the things that went right, and the potential for things to go so wrong. The first due companies arrived on scene to find nothing showing. These words alone often cause us to drop our guard, to become complacent.

Brooklyn Working: Ladder 102 Veteran Rescues Baby in Bedford-Stuyvesant Fire

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An aggressive push makes for a successful rescue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

FDNY Working: High-Rise Blanket Deployed on Bronx Blaze

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Fire in Bronx 7th floor apartment jumped three floors.

UL: Impact Of Fire Behavior, Ventilation

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“Every new ventilation opening provides a new flow path to the fire and vice versa. This could create very dangerous conditions when there is a ventilation limited fire.”

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