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FDNY Medal Day Preview:WTC and Burn Foundation Medal Winners

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“There was no other option than to push our way up those stairs.”

Buffing in BuffaloLloyd Mitchell with Two Houses Working

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Conditions were so bad that the arriving companies went defensive right away.

Ohio Close CallsBlaming Radios and Remembering Past Tragedy

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Relying blindly on technology without incorporating behavioral changes is like giving an M40 to someone who has never fired a rifle in their lives and expecting them to put every round in the 10-ring. It’s not going to happen.

Kensington Working:Basement Fires, Ladders and Kinks

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“[The fireground] moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ” Ferris Bueller, kinda.

Snohomish County Working:Rescue Off Balcony

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Okay, so this isn’t someone straddling the window sill with that rich brownish, grayish smoke pulsing out over him, but imagine pulling up to this with just you, your driver and one firefighter in the back. What’s your game-plan?

Mayday Transmitted During Reading Apartment Fire

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“I believe I’m at the stairwell on the Walnut Street side, but I’m stuck in here. On the fire floor, can’t get out of this spot and I’m burning up in here.”

Pasadena Working: Transitional Attack

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Remember, you can’t call a “time out.”

The Area of Refuge and “Experience Makeup”

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The area of refuge only applies to truckies forcing apartment doors, correct?

Squad Co.18 Working:Top Floor Fire on Lower East Side

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Video from Manhattan two-alarm fire and related material on truck company operations and ventilation.

John Salka and the Transitional Attack

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What is so great about the “Transitional Attack”? Can it stand up to “real-world” firefighting, or rather, firefighters?

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