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Ring Out in Support for Fallen Firefighters and Their Families

Communities, faith congregations, and fire departments are welcome to participate on the day of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Although we will not be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters ...

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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

Communities, organizations, landmarks, and fire departments urged to participate in a week-long vigil before America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation In these unprecedented times, where there is much uncertainty, we look for hope and find ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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Pre-Arrival: Compactor Fire at Manhattan High-Rise

See firefighters arrive at Box 673     FDNY Response Videos Fire Location: 10 Hudson Yards Dumpster Fire in the parking garage E-34,1,26,3 E-14(Lobby) E-7(Comm) E-16(C.F.R.D) E-39 w/ H.R 2 L-21,24,12(Fast) L-7,4,5,3 B-7,9,2,1,8(Safety) R-1 Sq-18 D-1 Rac-1 RB,SB FC Tac-1 ...

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Standpipes 101, Part 2: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Always flow the proper amount of water at the right pressure     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering In Part 1 of this series, I covered the basics of standpipe systems such as National Fire Protection Association codes, types ...

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Standpipe Rack Tips

Two methods of packing and deployment     Fire Engineering Nick Martin and company demonstrate two different methods for packing hose loads for deployment in high-rise and non-high-rise firefighting scenarios. Sponsored by Globe.  

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U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower

Lawsuit against Whirlpool and cladding and insulation manufacturers     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. judge in Philadelphia has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 fire at London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ...

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Standpipe 101, Part 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Everything is interconnected, and firefighters cannot make decisions without the proper knowledge     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The late Andy Fredericks once said: “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end ...

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One Line Stretched and Operating at Manhattan High-Rise Fire

Quick knockdown at Box 0770     Skyler Fire 45 Tudor City PlaceB8 – Transmit 10-77. B8 – Fire 16th fl D3 – Using All Hands. 1 L/S/O. AVFKD. PWH. @2236. Duration: 30 minutes FC – Secondaries complete and negative. ...

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