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Are We Missing The Target?

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Until we understand our enemy, the fire and the building we operate in, how can we expect not to get in trouble?

Mamaroneck Working: Innovative Ladder Rescue

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One in a third floor window ready to jump – or – Engines still carry ladders, don’t they?

“No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn”Lloyd Mitchell Takes in DeKalb Ave. HazMat

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Lloyd takes in a hazardous materials call in the borough of fire.

Texas 2010 LODD State Investigation Lessons Never Learned

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The Araguz LODD report fails to mention one area that could have made all the difference. It’s also doubtful that a RIC would have made a difference. Maybe it’s time we start looking at reports just as hard as we look at the incident.

Scopes of Situational Awareness

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It is difficult even to expect these guys to be aware the situation that surrounds their operation if they are not competent and confident in the duty they are performing.

Lesson In Awareness: D.C. Rear Tenement

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There are rear tenements and then there are “rear tenements”. How would your department deal with this type of addition?

Texas 2010 LODD State Investigation Synopsis

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For 12 minutes, Incident Command has called for the victim and captain 10 times.

Remain Calm, All Is Well

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There is enough excitement and confusion already, if we arrive and start screaming, yelling nothing will get done.

Updated: Detroit’s New Vacant Building Policy.All Flash, Little Substance and A Big Loophole

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Detroit’s new broom (Fire Commissioner) attempts to sweep clean (on vacant building fires) with the wrong word usage and flimsy policy.

Bennett Winner and FDNY Medal Day.Are medals counter intuitive to safety messages?

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If, as the research in victim survivability profiling states, firefighters die for victims that could be deemed unsurvivable then what do the actions cited and awarded today in New York City say?

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