Author Archives: Bill Carey

Nothing New Under The Sun

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  As new generations enter the fire service, they begin to sort out their own place, their own social order. As new technology enters the fire service it also goes through a sorting, being fully embraced without question in some instances, tried and tested in others and flat out refused in few (see “we’ve always […]

Wind-Driven Private Dwelling Fires

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Two interesting statements were made regarding firefighting strategy and tactics in May of this year. The first came during FDIC in an interview by Fire Engineering’s Bobby Halton. Chief Halton spoke with the NIST staff about the wind-driven fire experiments conducted in February of this year [1]. NIST along with the FDNY [2] and PolyTechnic […]

Introduction

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For the past three months I’ve found myself scrolling down the Firehouse.com homepage repeatedly looking at the “tally”, the USFA’s official LODD count, and realizing that we (the fire service) are projected to average 10 deaths a month. This was back when the number was at 47 and as you can see by the snapshot […]

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