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Featured Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (5)


To all my Brothers and Sisters out there, have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!!


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Added by Paul Combs on December 23, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments


"You never know when you're being watched. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity."

- Denzel Washington


Make no mistake, when you're operating at an incident you are a celebrity. People gather to watch the drama that is unfolding within their neighborhood with admiration, fascination, and curiosity. This is a behavior that has not changed…


Added by Paul Combs on December 17, 2012 at 11:02am — 2 Comments


December Fire Engineering magazine commentary.

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Added by Paul Combs on December 11, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Helmet Cam Perspective: Training Questions

A few questions to challenge you and your crew

Jacksonville, Florida firefighters at the scene of a working house fire with a report of people inside. For this post we’ll use certain parts of the video to create a prompt for you to use as training with your own crew for similar incidents. The video appears…


Added by Bill Carey on December 6, 2012 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Report

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings

Author: Brian Meacham, Brandon Poole, Juan Echeverria and Raymond Cheng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Re-posted by permission  of Brian Meacham NFPA

Introduction Many new commercial facilities are being designed and constructed with an objective of achieving a “green building” certification. There are many sustainable building features and products that singly or together may have an impact on fire safety unless…


Added by John Shafer on December 4, 2012 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

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