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PARKING GARAGE FIRES

Photo by Steve Barnes / Times UnionFires in parking garages are rare incidents, which is why we should prepare for them by conducting fire preplans. A vehicle fire inside of a parking garage may seem like a simple job, until you arrive to find two cars burning on the top deck under solar panels with no standpipe, or an O.O.S (out of service) FDC.   Most fires in parking garages are burning vehicles. These PG fires can be difficult and may even have some structure fire similarities. When one or…See More
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MACHINERY RESCUE: Will You Ever Get To Use That "Man vs Machine" Tool Box?

Photo by Brian ButlerEvery minute of the day brings the potential for a machinery rescue response. Think about it, how many vehicle extrications are there in the U.S. every single day? How many rings are cut off by rescue companies and emergency room personnel every single day? How many kids get their fingers stuck in toys, bicycle parts, or their head stuck between railings every single day? If we put vehicle extrication aside, many common machinery rescues are minor extrications,…See More
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High-Rise Fire Group

So many cities have High-Rise structures and the tactics used by various departments varies as much as the cities themselves. The group is designed to allow Metro-City and Big-City firefighters discuss this challenging aspect of our jobs.See More
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Ventilating Attic Fires With Solar Panels

By Brian ButlerWe are currently starting to see more photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roofs in urban area housing, especially in New Jersey which has the most solar panels per square mile in the U.S.  PV solar panels will be problematic when performing roof ventilation and ladder placement. In addition, the panels are…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Hamilton NJ
Department:
City of Trenton NJ
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
21
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Level 1-2 Fire Instructor (Proboard)
NJ State Certified Drill Ground Instructor,

Rescue Technician, Auto Extrication Technician, Confined Space Technician,

Hazmat Technician, Railcar,

Heavy Rescue Operations, Agricultural, Machinery, Elevator Rescue,

Mountain Rope Rescue Operations, Industrial Rope Rescue,

SCUBA Diver (non-active)

PECO Fire School Electric and Gas
Norfolk Southern Freight: Septa, NJ Transit, Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response.

Incident Management-NIMS- IS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-0700, IS-0701, IS-800. Emergency Response to Terrorism, Proboard National Incident Safety Officer.

Fire Investigator (non-active) Arson Case Management, Fatality Investigation, Meeting Requirements of NFPA 1033, Scene Search and Evidence Recovery.
Topics you provide training for:
Highrise Fires & Emergencies, Attics & Cocklofts, Basement & Cellar Fires, Vehicle Fires, Elevator Rescue (pins), Rapid Transit Train Fires, Service Station Fires, Parking Garage Fires, Hotels & Motel Fires
Areas of expertise:
Author: "The Art of the Handjob"
Bio:
Fire Captain 21 years City of Trenton NJ Fire Dept
7 years Truck Co, 14 years Engine Co
FF King of Prussia PA Fire & Rescue in suburban Philadelphia.
Rescue and Hazmat Tech at Southeastern PA Regional Technical Rescue Task Force & Hazmat Response Team.
Level 2 Fire Instructor
Owner of "Urban Fire Training"
Web site:
http://https://www.facebook.com/urbanfiretrainingcom/

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PARKING GARAGE FIRES

Firefighters respond to a car fire on the parking garage above the Capital Reperatory Theatre in Albany on Saturday afternoon. (Steve Barnes / Times Union)

Photo by Steve Barnes / Times Union

Fires in parking garages are rare incidents, which is why we should prepare for them by conducting fire preplans. A vehicle fire inside of a parking garage may seem like a simple job, until you arrive to find two cars burning on the top deck under solar panels with no standpipe, or an O.O.S (out of service) FDC.   

Most fires in parking garages are burning vehicles. These PG fires can be…

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Posted on February 10, 2018 at 9:00pm

MACHINERY RESCUE: Will You Ever Get To Use That "Man vs Machine" Tool Box?

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Photo by Brian Butler

Every minute of the day brings the potential for a machinery rescue response. Think about it, how many vehicle extrications are there in the U.S. every single day? How many rings are cut off by rescue companies and emergency room personnel every single day? How many kids get their fingers stuck in toys, bicycle parts, or their head stuck between railings every single day? If we put vehicle extrication…

Continue

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

Ventilating Attic Fires With Solar Panels

By Brian Butler

We are currently starting to see more photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roofs in urban area housing, especially in New Jersey which has the most solar panels per square mile in the U.S.  PV solar panels will be problematic when performing roof ventilation and ladder placement. In…

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Posted on January 29, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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