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Modern Fire Behavior

FIREFIGHTERS DEADLY DECEMBER

(Reminder: Please help. We are raising needed funds for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network by offering a commemorative FF Close Calls/The Secret List 25th Anniversary  long or short-sleeve shirt: DETAILS HERE: https://tenthreegraphics.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/firefighters-close-call-25th-anniversary-long-sleeve ) —————————————————————————————————————- All, Each December, there are some very significant dates for the fire service, worthy of note and well worth kitchen table discussion with Firefighters-especially with...
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CRITICAL FOR EVERY FIREFIGHTER: From IAFF & UL: Fire Response to Residential Battery Energy Storage System Runs

As the installation of residential energy storage systems (ESS) increases, the frequency of fire incidents involving these products will increase. To date, at least 60 residential ESS fire events have been documented globally, including 19 incidents in 2022 and 21 incidents at the time of this publication in 2023. In response to this new and...
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FIRE COLLAPSE KILLS FIREFIGHTER IN AUSTRALIA

A Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty while operating at a fire in an Airbnb near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia this Tuesday morning. The Firefighter, 51, was one of the first Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters to arrive at the fire just before 0800. The Firefighter was hit by a falling beam while...
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THE RED CROSS and Missed Opportunities

As we were watching TV the other night, the below commercial popped up. I saw it in a glance and had to rewind it to make sure I saw what I was seeing. As you’ll see, it’s a beautiful Christmas-themed commercial with a pretty little girl dreaming of Christmas and snow…in an area where snow would be...
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CLOSE CALL: FIREFIGHTERS “RIDE” COLLAPSE TWO STORIES DOWN AT WORKING FIRE (VIDEO & TRAINING VIDEOS)

Two L.A. City Firefighters are OK  after a close call where they “rode” a collapsing second floor of a two-story office building down to ground level after this structure fire in Los Angeles City this morning. Members responded to a fire at the 51-year-old, 7,400-square-foot structure in the 1000 block of West Sunset Boulevard around 0100. The...
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FDNY MAYDAY AUDIO & VIDEO

Here is some excellent video with audio below from early this morning in NYC. When you listen, you’ll hear a “burst hose line” (causing water issues) as well as a member unaccounted for, (Ladder 29 irons firefighter) and the officer transmitted a MAYDAY for that very reason. The member was quickly accounted for and the...
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