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Manhattan Working: Videos, Audio from Box 1568, Numerous Calls

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“Battalion one-six, we’ve got reports of people jumping out windows,”

Why We Search: Rescue from Chicago Vacant

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Three victims pulled from vacant Logan Square building

Boston Videos: Rescue 1 Ride-Along and Eastie Three-Alarm Fire

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One the way to Eastie for the reported building fire

Boston Working: Videos from Six-Alarm Fire, First Multiple for New Commish

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Fire in multiple structures in East Boston neighborhood

York City Working: Positioning in the Alley

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  Third truck uses the alley to their advantage

Expect Fire: Lynn, MA Group Home AFA Becomes Two-Alarm Fire

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How many times have you run bells at such a residence in your first-due area?

Buffalo Working: Video and Photos of Two-Alarm Fire on Oxford Avenue

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Hard fight and rescue for companies during early morning fire

Brooklyn Working: Video of All-Hands Fire, Box 2971

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Box 7-5-2971 for the fire at 432 Avenue P

Elizabeth, NJ Working: Video of Occupant Rescue During Four-Alarm Fire

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A lot of passion while the ladders are being thrown on Jersey Avenue

Expect Fire: Buffalo Smoke Investigation PLUS FirefighterNation and Fire Engineering Peaked Roof Info

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Video from Lloyd Mitchell of Military Road roof work

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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
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
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