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ISO Asks for Feedback on Potential Revisions to the FSRS
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Command Dysfunction & Melt-down
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Take the time to Remember Two LODD events this week and the Lessons Learned
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Remembering The Charleston Nine- One year later
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Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety

As an Officer, I expected the companies to know their buildings and implement adaptive tactics based on the building variables, compartment and fire dynamics and company composition capabilities.First and foremost you need to know your buildings, their predicable performance, inherent anatomy and the manner in which fire will affect the building, the company and the occupants.If you don't understand the building- how do you expect to be an effective fire suppression force to do your job as…See More
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Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety

As an Officer, I expected the companies to know their buildings and implement adaptive tactics based on the building variables, compartment and fire dynamics and company composition capabilities.First and foremost you need to know your buildings, their predicable performance, inherent anatomy and the manner in which fire will affect the building, the company and the occupants.If you don't understand the building- how do you expect to be an effective fire suppression force to do your job as…See More
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On Monday, January 19, 2015, a fire occurred at a residential dwelling located at 936 Childs Point Road, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21401.  The two-story occupied single family dwelling was approximately 16,386 square feet in size and sustained a complete loss to the structure and contents. The damage was…See More
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FDNY Waldbaum Fire: Insights, Remembrance and Learnings

Join us Monday night August 3, 2015 at 7:30pm ET for a special podcast on Firefighternetcast.com on Blogtalkradio on Taking it to the Streets, Lessons From the Fireground: The FDNY Waldbaum Fire: Insights, Remembrance and Learnings with host Christopher Naum, colleagues Joe Pronesti and Doug Cline and special guests…See More
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Predictability and Performance of Buildings on Fire

Predictability and Performance of Buildings on FireWhen we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operational experiences (both good and bad) give us experiences that define and determine how we assess, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm in the future. The theory of naturalistic decision-making forms much of this basis. The Art and Science of Firefighting is predicated on a fundamental understanding of how fire affects a building and its…See More
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Lives in:
Syracuse, New York
Department:
Command Institute, Washington, DC | NY
Title/rank:
Chief of Training
Years of public service:
40 years
Agency structure:
other
Professional Qualifications:
Forty years of national and international experience in fire protection, incident command management, training and field operations within the Fire Service. Tactical Theorist | Former Architect, Fire Protection Engineer, College Fire Science Department Coordinator, Company and Command Officer in both municipal and industrial fire service settings.
Adjunct Instructor, National Fire Academy, MD
Former Vice President, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
Board of Directors; IAFC, Safety, Health & Survival Section 2006-2011
NFFF/EHG Firefighter Safety Advocate- New York State
Contributing Editor to wide variety of fire service publications and eMedia including Fire Engineering, Fire Engingeering.com, FirefighterNation.com FireRescue Magazine. Executive Producer: Buildingsonfire.com | FiregroundLeadership.com | TheFireOfficer.com
Professional member grade; SFPE
Topics you provide training for:
Building Construction, Building Construction Systems for Command & Company Officers, Fireground Leadership, Tactical Operations, Building Construction for Today's Fire Service, Tactical Discipline and Tactical Patience, Lessons from the Fireground, Adaptive Fireground Management, Operational Excellence on Today's Evolving Fireground, Firefighting Operations in Large Area Mansions and Residence.
Areas of expertise:
Architecture, Building Construction; Design, Building Systems, Fire Behavior and Structural Collapse, Fire Protection Engineering, Command Risk Management, Strategic Decision-making and Tactical Command Safety, Firefighter Occupational Safety and Health, Collapse Rescue, Command and Operation-Urban Search and Rescue.
Bio:
A 40-year fire service veteran and a highly regarded national instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer, he is a distinguished authority on building construction issues affecting the fire and emergency services and has traveled throughout the United States and internationally delivering training programs on building construction, command management and operational safety. He has been lecturing and instructing nationally for over twenty nine years.
His previously service included Fire Command, Fire Protection & Safety at a US nuclear power plant, over twenty years in field operations & suppression as a commanding company officer in New York and Training & Fire Academy and College academic curricula administration and management.
He is the Chief of Training for the Command Institute and served as a Vice President with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and a past member of the Board of Directors, IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section. He was a Contributing Editor with Firehouse Magazine for over 27 years and Firehouse.com where he authored the Buildings on Fire column and Buildingsonfire series, he served as an adjunct Instructor with the National Fire Academy and is a National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Safety Advocate. A former architect and fire protection engineer he was the 1987 ISFSI George D. Post National Fire Instructor of the Year and is a Technical Consultant to the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program and Firefighter LODD Reports.
He is a well-respected Tactical Theorist, researching and developing emerging and cutting edge strategic and tactical operational methodologies, concepts and practices based on fire research to improved fireground operations and firefighter safety and is active in numerous national & international fire service agenda programs, committees and initiatives that is helping to define the fire and emergency services in training and operations in the years ahead.
Naum is Executive Producer of the Buildingsonfire Series and Productions that include the highly acclaimed website, Buildingsonfire.com dedicated to building construction, command risk management and firefighter safety and is also the executive producer of two highly regarded eMedia web sites on PennWell’s FireEMSBlogs.com & FirefighterNation.com that include FiregroundLeadership.com and TheFireOfficer.com and manages numerous interactive eMedia programs on Facebook, Twitter and FirefighterNation.com. He hosts a monthly radio program Taking it to the Streets on FirefighterNetcast.com and Blogtalkradio.com
He has developed, authored and is publishing a groundbreaking fireground management model-Adaptive Fireground Management (AFM) and an integrated training curricula model –Five Star Command integrating building construction, risk management and firefighter safety with the latest insights on fire behavior, fire dynamics and tactical modeling and has published new insights on a Tactical Risk Management Model for firefighting operations and is preparing to launch a new methodology on Reading the Building Profiling called the Buildings on Fire FACTS process series.
Web site:
http://FiregroundLeadership.com

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Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety

As an Officer, I expected the companies to know their buildings and implement adaptive tactics based on the building variables, compartment and fire dynamics and company composition capabilities.



First and foremost you need to know your buildings, their predicable performance, inherent anatomy and the manner in which fire will affect the building, the company and the occupants.



If you don't understand the building- how do you expect to be an effective fire suppression… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:30pm

A View from the Street: Street Context

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 5:47pm

Mega Mansions-Insights from the MD Childs Point Road Fire & Report

On Monday, January 19, 2015, a fire occurred at a residential dwelling located at 936 Childs Point Road, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21401.  The two-story occupied single family dwelling was approximately 16,386 square feet in size and sustained a complete loss to the structure and contents. The damage was…

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Posted on August 6, 2015 at 8:14pm

Lessons from the Fireground: Houston FD LODD May 31, 2013

Lessons from the Fireground

Houston FD LODD May 31, 2013

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Posted on August 2, 2015 at 8:01pm

The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978-Honor, Remembrance, Learning’s

Waldbaums Supermarket Fire and Collapse: FDNY 1978

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Posted on August 2, 2015 at 7:41pm

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At 9:11pm on March 22, 2012, Christopher Huston said…

Thanks for the add! Your sites have been a great reference tool, I will see you in Indy and will make sure to say hi!

At 6:18pm on January 6, 2012, Timothy Patrick said…

Hi Chris! That looks like it might be a Moyers Corners Rig behind you in that picture. I recall meeting you briefly just before you went off to serve on (NFPAAdvisory Board, I think it was..) That was about25 years ago or somewhere thereabouts.Anyway I spotted your name on the website, and said, hey, I remember that name, so I thought I'd drop you a line, oh, and Ijoined your forum too. - Tim Patrick

 
 
 

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