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March 2020 Blog Posts (5)

The Fireman’s Guide to Main Street: 5 Buildings to Know, Part Three: The Old Mill

Alexis Shady & Chris Tobin

There is a quote that we believe represents the vast majority of the fire service concerning buildings, it reads;

“Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray.”

Thoreau, Henry

Simply put, we all see buildings but few understand what they’re actually looking at. That’s a problem, a really big problem…

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Added by Alexis Shady on March 27, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Are All LODD’s Created Equal?

Did you hear about the line of duty yesterday? Nine heartbreaking words no firefighter ever wishes to hear.  But guess what……

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Added by Adam J. Hansen on March 17, 2020 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The Fireman’s Guide to Main Street: 5 Buildings to Know, Part Two: The Type 3 Taxpayer

Alexis Shady & Chris Tobin

There is a quote that I believe represents the vast majority of the fire service concerning buildings, it reads;

“Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray.”

Thoreau, Henry

Simply put, we all see buildings but few understand what they’re actually looking at. That’s a problem, a really big problem and for…

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Added by Alexis Shady on March 11, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Extrapolations: Beyond single family dwellings

As much is I appreciate the lifesaving contributions of fire dynamics researchers to the firefighting craft, I am continuously frustrated by the slow pace of the experimental process. Given that a limited number of projects, in particular the UL Ventilation and NIST/UL Governors Island tests (…

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Added by Mark J. Cotter on March 9, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Colloquial Conversations

Colloquial- used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.Oxford Dictionary, because I like their information, and their commas.

 

Fire service communication is a very fickle creature. We sometimes appear to share a deep love, or disdain for each other, depending on the moment. I often wonder if we really do want to understand each other, and dialogue? Or do we need the chaotic conversations to hide the underlying anxieties that…

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Added by scott corrigan on March 7, 2020 at 6:53pm — No Comments

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