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ISO Asks for Feedback on Potential Revisions to the FSRS
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Naum, SFPE Nov 5, 2008.

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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Remembering the FDNY Father's Day Fire, 2001
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Command Safety

Forum on mission critical challenges during combat fire engagement in the areas of; Building Construction, Risk, Operations, Behaviors & Safety supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and advocating advancements in fire service safety.See More
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Command Safety

Forum on mission critical challenges during combat fire engagement in the areas of; Building Construction, Risk, Operations, Behaviors & Safety supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and advocating advancements in fire service safety.See More
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Buildingsonfire

Buildingsonfire.com; An Informational, Reference and Training site Dedicated to the Art & Science of Building Construction, Firefighting and Command Risk Management Hosted by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE,
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Command Safety

Forum on mission critical challenges during combat fire engagement in the areas of; Building Construction, Risk, Operations, Behaviors & Safety supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and advocating advancements in fire service safety.See More
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Command Safety

Forum on mission critical challenges during combat fire engagement in the areas of; Building Construction, Risk, Operations, Behaviors & Safety supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and advocating advancements in fire service safety.See More
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Buildingsonfire

Buildingsonfire.com; An Informational, Reference and Training site Dedicated to the Art & Science of Building Construction, Firefighting and Command Risk Management Hosted by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE,
Jan 16, 2013
Christopher Naum, SFPE commented on P.J. Norwood's blog post Today's Leadership
"Excellent insights..."
Sep 2, 2012
Sil Caggiano replied to Christopher Naum, SFPE's discussion It’s more than just Size-Up; Situational Awareness and Dynamic Risk Assessment in the group Command Safety
"Art you really hit the nail on the head. MY SA quality is DIRECTLY connected to my ability to obtain good information from my interior companies and my Safety Officer and visa versa. I have often modified my IAP based not on what I see but…"
Jul 22, 2012
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Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers-FDIC 2012

"Looking foward to this presentation and talking with you!"
Apr 8, 2012
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"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!"
Mar 23, 2012
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The Ides of March: Learning and Remembrance

Operational SafetyHere are five (5) NIOSH Firefighter LODD Event report summaries for incidents that occurred in the March 4th through the 8th time frame in the years 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008.Take the time to look over the event summaries, discuss and comment on the factors that lead to the events and the recommendations formulated from the subsequent investigations.Take the opportunity to identify the common themes and apparent causes…See More
Mar 18, 2012
Christopher Naum, SFPE commented on Christopher Naum, SFPE's group Buildingsonfire
"  Here’s a promo for the program; “Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers”: that will be presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference- FDIC on Thursday April 19, 2012…"
Mar 18, 2012
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Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers-FDIC 2012

"Here’s a promo for the program; “Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers”: that will be presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference- FDIC on Thursday April 19, 2012 10:30 am…"
Mar 18, 2012
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Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: Naum Presentation FDIC 2012

Adaptive Fireground Management for Company and Command Officers: Christopher Naum Presentation for Fire Department Instructors Conference- FDIC 2012. Program...
Mar 18, 2012

Profile Information

Lives in:
Syracuse, New York
Department:
Command Institute, Washington, DC
Title/rank:
Chief of Training
Years of public service:
36 years
Agency structure:
other
Professional Qualifications:
Thirty-six years of national and international experience in fire protection, incident command management, training and field operations within the fire service. 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
Second Vice President, ISFSI
Board of Directors; IAFC, SH&S Section 2006-2011
NFFF/EHG Firefighter Safety Advocate NYS
Contributing Editor; Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com
Professional member grade; SFPE
Topics you provide training for:
Building Construction, Building Construction Systems for Command & Company Officers, Firefighter Safety & Survival, Command Risk Management, Integrated programs; Structural Anatomy™ Integrating the art and science of building construction, firefighting and command risk management. Strategic Command Risk Management, Safety Considerations during Combat Fire Engagement; Structural Anatomy™
Engineered Systems & Light Wieght Construction
Naturalistic Decision Making of Company & Command Officers
Building Construction Systems
Structural Anatomy™ Strategic Command Risk Management, Safety & Operational Concerns for Command and Company Officers
Five Star Command™ for Command and Company Officers
Structural Anatomy™ Building Construction the Company Officer and Battalion Chief
Structural Anatomy™ Building Construction for the Safety Officer

Launching January 2011; Dedicated web site on Building Construction & Firefighter Safety/ Command Risk Management; www.buildingsonfire.com
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:
Christopher J. Naum, SFPE is a 36-year fire service veteran and a former Fire Chief/Fire Protection & Safety Coordinator at a U.S.nuclear power plant, where he managed site-wide fire protection & industrial safety and previously served as a commanding company officer for over twenty years in field operations with a volunteer fire department in New York. A nationally recognized authority on building construction, structural collapse and command management, he has traveled throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom delivering training programs on building construction, command risk management and firefighter safety. He is the Chief of Training for the Command Institute, a Washington, DC based emergency management, policy making and training organization.

An Adjunct Instructor with the National Fire Academy, he specializes in training courses for Structural Collapse, Building Construction and Firefighter Safety & Health. A Contributing Editor with Firehouse Magazine since 1988 and Firehouse.com since 2002, he has authored numerous articles on building construction, firefighting operations, command, leadership and special technical rescue operations. He is the author of the monthly column "Structural Anatomy of Buildingsonfire" at Firehouse.com focusing on building construction, command risk management and firefighter safety. He was the 1987 ISFSI George D. Post National Fire Instructor of the Year as presented by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

The Second Vice President with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, he is an active supporter and participant of the NFFF, The Everyone Goes Home Initiatives and the Near Miss Reporting Systems. A member of the IAFC since 1987, he served over ten years as a charter member of the IAFC Urban Rescue Structural Collapse Committee and is a member of the SH&S Section and the VCOS. He serves on the Board of Directors with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Safety, Health & Survival Section 2006-2011 (IAFC SH&S) and is a Firefighter Safety Advocate with the NFFF Everyone Goes Home Program. He is authoring a new text book on Building Construction for the Fire Services integrating architecture & construction technology, command risk management and firefighter safety and continues to present his popular structural anatomy building construction training series throughout the United States and internationally. He is the executive producer of the monthly internet radio program Taking it to the Streets on BlogTalk Radio hosted by Firefighternetcast.com http://commandsafety.com/blogradio/
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Follow him on twitter at commandsafety and on facebook at Buildingsonfire
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http://commandsafety.com

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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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