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Brian D Butler
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Lives in:
Hamilton NJ
City of Trenton NJ
Years of public service:
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"
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 Technician at Southeastern PA Technical Rescue Task Force
Hazmat Technician Bucks County PA Hazmat Response Team.
Level 2 Fire Instructor
Owner of "UrbanFireTraining.Com"
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Brian D Butler's Blog

Metal Awnings, Ground Ladders, And Row Homes


Have you ever tried to ladder a building in the 'middle of the row' with metal awnings over the porch and every window? If so, you know what a real pain in the a** it can be. Whether aerial devices or ground ladders, metal awnings can complicate proper ladder placement when the…


Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:08pm

No Standpipe? Make One...

Photos by Brian Butler/Rob Dooley

A few years ago while doing a fire preplan at an old parking garage downtown in our first due, we discovered the seven deck parking garage had no standpipe. So every year, we conduct a training exercise to make our own standpipe. There are several methods to deliver water to an upper deck in…


Posted on May 10, 2018 at 11:00pm

Basement Fires Part 2

Photo by CDC

Part 2 of basement fires will branch out to cellars and basements in commercial taxpayers, garden apartments, brownstones, rowhomes, and structures on slopes and hills. For part 1, click here.

Obviously, there are some similarities between residential and…


Posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Basement Fires

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 11:30pm


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