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Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (6)

Brooklyn Working: Video of Rescue in Bedford-Stuyvesant


Uniformed corrections officer douses brownstone interior with gasoline

A corrections officer is charged with second-degree arson in a Brooklyn two-alarm fire that injured 12 people, five critically. Engine 233 transmitted the 10-75 for Box 861 at 375 Chauncey Street. Battalion 37 gave the All-Hands and ’doubtful will hold’ with a report of fire on two floors and…


Added by Bill Carey on August 30, 2013 at 7:08am — No Comments

To break or not to break? That was the question...

Interesting fire a few days back in a manufactured home. Moderate case of "Colliers Mansion" throughout made the stretch tough. Heavy smoke conditions enveloped the structure upon arrival with no visible fire showing. Definitely in a "ventilation-limited" state. As I got a quick C side view prior to making entry for back up fire attack, I…


Added by Colin Kelley on August 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Basement Fires, a Three Star Performance or a Three Ring Circus?

Hey Folks, today’s blog is a result of my frustration with the continued inept (and down right dangerous) management of basement fires. Generally speaking, basement fires are often (unnecessarily) chaotic events. In the spirit of transparency, I am inspired to address this issue by my growing frustration and disappointment in my own working environment.  As a disclaimer, I will keep the specific Department anonymous, however in order to be fair, I am not speaking of either the Washington DC…


Added by Lawrence Schultz on August 27, 2013 at 9:05pm — 2 Comments


If you're not thinking forward, you are already behind! Difference makers prepare and shape their future by always thinking of innovative ways to accomplish a goal. So, are you a progressive thinker, or a complacent wallflower?

Always make a…


Added by Paul Combs on August 23, 2013 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

The Best is Yet to Come

I have good news and I have bad news.  The good news is that "things" in the fire service are finally changing and changing for the better.  The bad news is that some of you may not like it. 

I just got back from a weekend with some of the largest minds in today's fire service. (Not quite sure what I was doing there.) Here is some of what’s coming or in some cases, already here.

  • Did you know that every fire apparatus built after 2008 (I believe – maybe 2009)  has a…

Added by Skip Coleman on August 14, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Basement Fires Have Just Gotten More Dangerous


    3/4" OSB and Gusset Plate Constructed Materials

Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on August 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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