LODD 3-27-15

Barry Van Horn

Firefighter Van Horn responded to a fire alarm call at 07:25 hours on March 25, 2015. After the call, he returned to his office to fill out the fire report of the incident (Firefighter Van Horn was also the municipal Fire Official). He felt ill, however, and went home. Shortly thereafter, around noon, Firefighter Van Horn suffered a heart attack. He was transported by ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center where he remained until his death on March 27, 2015.

Somerville Fire Department – West End Hose Company #3
Somerville, New Jersey

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident Date: Mar 25, 2015 07:25
Date of Death: Mar 27, 2015
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Activity Type: In-Station Duties
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: After
Fixed Property Use: Residential

To Date, 20 Firefighters have died in the line of duty

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Top 10 Contributing Factors To Firefighter Line-Of-Duty-Deaths

I came across this great document from Steve Prziborowski of Code 3 Fire Training, and thought it was absolutely worth re-sharing here. The original Document can be found HERE

Top 10 Contributing Factors To Firefighter Line-Of-Duty-Deaths:
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  • The information below regarding contributing factors to FF LODDs is not meant to
    criticize, point blame, or Monday morning quarterback.
  • If we truly want to honor our fallen brothers and sisters, and take care of our current and future brothers and sisters, we must learn from history….
  • The problem is we can do a better job at learning from history.
  • The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting
    different results (Albert Einstein)
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  1. Command & control
    1. 1st in officer – hero or the zero
    2. Inadequate use of ICS
    3. Insufficient size-up/risk management evaluation
    4. Inadequate 360 degree hot lap
    5. Tactics didn’t meet strategy
    6. Inadequate Incident Action Plan
    7. Span of control exceeded
    8. Lack of a fixed command post
    9. Command post location not known by all
    10. Insufficient personnel / resources
    11. Inappropriate decision making
    12. Failure to evaluate or solicit input
  2. Fire Behavior & knowledge
    1. Flashovers occurring sooner
    2. Fires are burning hotter, faster
    3. Inadequately checking for extension
    4. Where will fire be in future?
    5. Insufficient initial and on-going training
  3. Building Construction & knowledge
    1. Lightweight construction
    2. Truss roof / floor assemblies
    3. Inadequately checking for extension
    4. Insufficient initial and on-going training
    5. Structural collapse
  4. Human / Cultural Items
    1. Personal wellness / fitness
    2. SCBA / air management issues
    3. Inappropriate use of Full PPE
    4. Inadequate use of seatbelts
    5. Complacency
    6. Lack of situational awareness
    7. Human error
  5. Communications
    1. Inadequate # of radios
    2. Radios not functioning
    3. Key items not being communicated
    4. Key items not being heard
    5. Inadequate # of frequencies
  6. Safety / Staffing
    1. Lack of 2 in / 2 out or RIC
    2. Expecting an inadequately staffed/trained RIC / RIT to save the day
    3. Lack of accountability
    4. Freelancing
    5. Lack of crew integrity
    6. Inadequate # of personnel or resources
  7. Water Supply
    1. Continuous water supply issues
    2. Initial hoseline(s) too small or inappropriately placed
    3. Lack of back-up hoseline(s)
    4. GPM needs to equal BTUs!
  8. Fire Prevention
    1. Lack of pre-planning
    2. Lack of sprinklers
    3. Lack of inspections or inadequate locating of and following up on violations
    4. Insufficient fire detection systems
    5. Insufficient codes
  9. Ventilation
    1. Lack of ventilation
    2. Inappropriate use of ventilation
  10. Standard Operating Procedures
    1. Lack of SOPs / SOGs
    2. Insufficient training on SOPs
    3. Insufficient accountability on SOPs

Weekly Fire Service Icon Review- Hugh HALLIGAN

****NOTE: Welcome to a NEW Segment at Pass It On Fire Training. Here we are going to be doing a weekly post (To be Posted Every Saturday) Featuring a Fire Service Icon/ Legend. This segment has been based off this past week’s Firefighting Weekly Roundtable, where we discussed Fire Service Icons (HERE).

It is my hope that if you have never heard of some of these legends that you go forth and do your own research and study on the individual. Some of the legends we are going to feature have literally changed the way the fire service operates, and it is our hope to preserve them, their legacy, and the dedication to the fire service.

By doing these weekly posts, we hope to keep fulfilling our mission of Passing on Vital Fire Service Information.

If you would like to have a icon featured in this segment, please contact us!

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Hugh Augustine Halligan

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Hugh A. Halligan, born on September 16, 1894, was appointed to the FDNY on June 16, 1916 and was assigned to Engine 88. His career was interrupted by service in the Army during World War I where time he served with the 342nd Fire Guard. Upon his return, he was reassigned to Engine 35 and worked there until he was promoted to Lieutenant on April 16, 1922 and assigned to Engine 20 for two years before he was promoted to Captain on February 1, 1924. He was successively in charge of Engines 86, 92, 35 and 73. Moving up to Battalion Chief on June 1, 1929, the youngest to do so at the time, he commanded the 6th Battalion for three years and the 18th Battalion for an additional two years.

Изобритатель-Хулигана-Hugh-A.-Halligan101997384_135517861958 On October 1, 1934, two weeks before his 40th birthday, Hugh Halligan attained the rank of Deputy Chief. On August 20, 1941, Commissioner Patrick Walsh appointed Halligan to the post of First Deputy Commissioner. Politics being what they are, Halligan was removed from that “civilian” position in March 1942 and assumed his role as Deputy Chief once again.

In 1948, Chief Halligan worked with the Halligan bars two predecessors. The Kelly tool and the Claw tool.

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The Claw Tool.

The Claw tool was considered to be one of the first forcible entry tool used by FDNY. This tool had been used on the job since the early 1920s and was difficult to use. As most had discovered through painful experience, the Claw Tool was heavy and the striking surface was off-centered, making it very dangerous for any firefighter holding it as it was driven into the door.

Then, a captain from Ladder Company 163, John Kelly, designed the next generation of forcible entry tool to be used by FDNY. Naturally, it was called the Kelly tool. This new tool did not have the large hook with the offset striking surface. The striking surface was inline with the entire bar and had a 90 flat surface (the adz) to the end..

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The Kelly Tool.

The Kelly tool had a couple of downfalls; like the Claw tool it too was welded and still too heavy. And, in those days, firefighters needed to bring both tools to the building due to their specific advantages. Chief Halligan wanted to design a tool that could be held in one hand; one that would not chip or break at a critical moment; a tool that would not fatigue a firefighter; and one that could be used with safety and full efficiency. After many hours of trial and error the Halligan bar was born.

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The Original Halligan, looks similar to Today’s Version of the tool with the exception of a shorter fork end.

The Halligan bar was made of cross-drop forged from one piece of No. 4140 (high carbon content) steel, weighed 8  lbs. Comprised of an adz, pick, and fork, the Halligan would prove to be one of the greatest forcible entry tools ever made. The standard issue bar is approximately 30 in length, with a 15/16 shaft shaped into a hexagon for grip. The fork is a minimum of 6 long taper into two well beveled tines. Spacing between the tines allows for a gas valve to be shut off. The adz has a gentle curve for additional leverage, with a beveled end. In addition to being used to break something, the pick and adz only when properly used, provide protection to the arms, hands, and body of the holder during forcible entry operations.ChiefHughHalligan

As soon as the tool went on the market it was a huge success. The Boston Fire Department was one of the first to place the Halligan bar on every ladder company in their department.halligan5halligan2halligan4Halliganimage006

No one would naturally think FDNY had been the first to have them issued to their ladder companies. Unfortunately, there was a small problem. It was determined by those in higher places that there was a conflict of interest to have a member of the department selling tools or equipment back to the department in which they worked in. The department’s hands were tied and the bars could not be purchased. However, the bars could be purchased by anyone other than the department itself. Ladder companies across the city began purchasing the Halligan bars with their own money. The first company in FDNY to receive one was Ladder Company 47. Coincidentally, they were the first due ladder to Chief Halligans home in Parkchester, NY.

The 2nd generation and later Halligan bars were printed on the forks with what looks like AM+D6. It is, however, believed to be AMDG, which is a Latin acronym for Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam or for “the greater glory of God”. This Latin phrase was a favorite of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of The Society of Jesus. Pope John Paul II routinely used it in his writings. He would print AMDG in the top left of every page he wrote.

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Chief Halligan was a very religious man. It has been told that he would hand make a rosary for each new member coming into the FDNY. After this task became too overwhelming, it was thought that Chief Halligan turned his religious influences into his bars by having each one printed with AM+DG.

Today, tools with the same basic design but slight improvements are still called Halligans.

Hugh A. Halligan mandatorily retired from the FDNY, with 43 Years Service, on September 16, 1959; his sixty-fifth birthday.

Halligan died on February 27, 1987 in The Bronx

Halligan Bar Uses

The value of the original Halligan tool can’t be understated—it was a clear improvement over the tools used before and was superior when it had to “be used for cutting, lifting, twisting, prying and wedging.” Although the tool may have been retrofitted or redesigned by many manufacturers, its basic concept of three workable ends continues to uphold its value to the fire service. In addition, it has helped countless numbers of firefighters do battle on the fireground and emergency scene every day.

Note: We would like to acknowledge that much of the information was taken from multiple sources in the form of books, articles, and pictures. HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE is where Information was taken.

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Line of Duty Death 3-26-15

Daryl Gordon

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Fire Apparatus Operator Gordon, assigned to Cincinnati Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 14, died from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.

Cincinnati Fire Department, Cincinnati, Ohio

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 54
Rank: Fire Apparatus Operator
Classification: Career
Incident Date: Mar 26, 2015 05:31
Date of Death: Mar 26, 2015
Cause of Death: Fall
Nature of Death: Trauma

To Date, 19 Firefighters have died in the line of duty in 2015

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Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Accountability Systems

This week the panel will discuss the different accountability systems used by each department. We will talk about what works, how it works, and how it interfaces with Incident Command as well as mutual aid departments. We will also talk about conducting PAR at incidents.

Leave comments and suggestions here at the events page or leave a YOUTUBE comment to interact with the panel.

You can also watch live or watch any of our archives atfirefightingtoday.com.

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3-21-15 Run Down

Fire Service Summary of Attic Fires Report 

The World is not on fire

Training Vs. Drilling

5 Tips to get the Most out of FDIC

4 Simple Rules for the Company Officer

Humpday Hangout

Firefighting Risk, What does it Mean to You?

Basement Fires Just got More Dangerous 

Occupancy Risk and Performance 

Humpday SOS- Prevent RIT

Do You Posses the Qualities of a Successful Leader? 

Knowing your limitations 

Fire Streams and the Exponential Engine 

Lightweight Construction

Quick Tip- The Turn Around

Movie Magic Mentality 

10 Things You’ll Feel When you walk out of the Firehouse for the Last Time

Portable Door Lock

Operational Safety on Fire Escapes 

Leadership Language- Integrity

Tactical Fire Problem- Abandoned House

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Remembering Oscar Armstrong LODD 3-21-2003

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Firefighter Oscar Armstrong III, 25.
Cincinnati (OH) Fire Department

“Armstrong was fatally injured in a flashover during a three alarm house fire that was later determined to be caused by food unattended on the stovetop. Armstrong and two other firefighters were on an interior attack crew and had just gone through the front door of a single family residence. The hose line was uncharged and the crew was calling for water when a flashover occurred. From the time the Armstrong arrived on scene until the flashover was approximately four minutes. After the flashover, fire fighters on the front porch witnessed Armstrong walk toward the front door then turn and retreat into the structure. The two other fire fighters on the interior crew exited through the front door. They were injured and transported to the hospital where they were treated and released. The victim was located and removed from the structure within 10 minutes. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

USFA Report HERE

Internal Report HERE

NIOSH Report HERE

Article HERE, HERE, HERE,HERE, HERE

Photos HERE

There are many Drills you can do out there to honor Oscar, however lets NEVER FORGET him, AND HIS FAMILY.

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Please, Take Something Back so OSCAR DID NOT DIE IN VAIN

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Thanks for Reading, BUT GO OUT AND DRILL!!

 

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Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable- Fire Service Icons

Join the Panel for this Week’s episode of Firefighting Today. Live This Sunday (3-22-15) At 8pm. EST.

This week the panel will discuss some great fire service leaders from their past and their legacy. Names like Lloyd Layman, Keith Royer, Frank Brannigan, Emanuel Fried, George D. Post, James O Page and others.

Leave a comment on the events page for who you think should be mentioned. Leave a Youtube comment to interact with the panel, or watch us live at firefightingtoday.com.

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Remembering Firefighter Specialist Hudgins & Young- LODD 3-18-1996

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Firefighter- Specialist Hudgins and Young died in a commercial Auto Parts structure fire in Chesapeake, Va. There was No Visible Fire on arrival.Two fire fighters entered the building and located a small fire at the rear of the store. The fire fighters extinguished the fire and began checking for fire extension. Approximately 20 minutes after their arrival, the roof of the building collapsed and the two fire fighters were trapped inside. The fire fighters both died of burns, with smoke inhalation being a contributory factor.

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Firefighters MUST read about this fire and honor the memories these men by learning from this event, So It Doesn’t Happen Again!

Resources: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

Be Safe, 

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Line of Duty Death 3-15-15

John L Shoup

While working at the scene of a structure fire on March 7, 2015, Firefighter Shoup complained to other firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well and departed for home. Several hours after returning home, Shoup was taken by his wife to the hospital where he was treated for a heart attack and his condition stabilized. Subsequently, Firefighter Shoup was transferred to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he succumbed to his injury on March 15, 2015.

Ashland Volunteer Fire Department, Ashland, Mississippi

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 38
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident Date: Mar 7, 2015 22:00
Date of Death: Mar 15, 2015
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack

To Date, 18 Firefighters have died in the Line of Duty in 2015

Remembering Firefighter BRETT TARVER LODD 3-14-2001

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Fire Fighter/Paramedic Bret Tarver, 40.
Phoenix, Arizona.

“On Wednesday, March 14, 2001, a report of a debris fire was received by the Phoenix Fire Department Regional Dispatch Center. The caller reported fire in a pile of debris at the rear of a hardware store. An engine company was dispatched to the fire reported by the caller. Based on the volume and nature of the smoke he was seeing as he drove through his district, Battalion 3 ordered additional fire department resources dispatched to assist. Battalion 3 also responded to the incident. The unit that is normally closest to the fire location is Engine 14. Engine 14 became available after the dispatch of the initial units. The captain of Engine 14 added his unit to the incident by computer and informed Battalion 3 of their arrival on the scene. Battalion 3 ordered Engine 14’s crew to enter businesses that back up to the debris fire to evacuate occupants and to determine if fire had spread to the inside of these businesses. Engine 14’s crew searched a barber shop that was adjacent to a supermarket, found it to be unoccupied and clear of fire, and moved on to the next business – the supermarket. When they entered the supermarket, Engine 14’s crew found only light smoke at the ceiling of the main store. The crew moved through the building and entered a storage area. They found heavy smoke and moderate heat in the storage area. They reported this fact to Battalion 3 and went back to the front of the store to get a hoseline from another unit that had arrived at the front of the store. A hoseline was extended to the storage room, and water was applied to the fire. Visibility in the storage area was near zero and the ability to see in the supermarket deteriorated quickly. Firefighter Tarver, a member of the Engine 14 crew, told his captain that he was running low on air in his SCBA and needed to leave the building. The captain gathered his crew together and told them to follow the hoseline out to the exterior. As the two Engine 14 firefighters, including Firefighter Tarver, turned to leave, they became disoriented and ran into a wall. They got back up, turned in the direction that they thought was the correct way to go, and ran into another wall. Somehow both firefighters ended up in the rear portion of the main supermarket space. Firefighter Tarver called for help on his radio. The firefighter who was with Firefighter Tarver became separated from him and later exited the building with the assistance of other firefighters. The Engine 14 captain emerged from the building and looked for the other members of his crew, as well as the engineer of Engine 14. Battalion 3 could see that fire was developing in the supermarket and began to order crews out of the building. Firefighter Tarver heard these radio transmissions and repeated his call for help. The Engine 14 captain heard Firefighter Tarver’s request for help and he notified Battalion 3 that he had two firefighters that were unaccounted for. The Engine 14 captain quickly spoke to the captain of another crew and told him to follow Engine 3’s line to Firefighter Tarver’s last known location. The captain and two firefighters entered the building immediately and followed the hoseline. Visibility in the supermarket had dropped to zero. They came upon Firefighter Tarver. He was lost, out of air, standing on his feet, and calling for help. The captain brought Firefighter Tarver down to the hose line and instructed him to follow it to the exterior. Firefighter Tarver had become incapacitated by the smoke and did not obey the instructions of the captain. Firefighter Tarver crawled a short distance, then stood up, turned, and disappeared in the smoke. The captain and his firefighters were low on air at this point and had to leave the building. When Battalion 3 heard that there were two Engine 14 firefighters missing, he immediately activated two Rapid Intervention Crews (RIC’s). An engine crew and a ladder crew entered the supermarket with extra breathing air equipment to search for Firefighter Tarver and the other firefighter from Engine 14. While the RIC crews were unable to locate the Engine 14 firefighters, they did remove other firefighters from the building. As they left the supermarket, the interior of the supermarket became fully involved with fire. Further entry from their direction was impossible. After much effort, Firefighter Tarver was located and moved into a large storage room. The crew that discovered Firefighter Tarver was relieved by a series of other crews that moved Firefighter Tarver, with great difficulty, to the exit of the supermarket storage room. The movement of Firefighter Tarver was made extremely difficult by the smoke conditions in the storage room, the water that was falling as a result of fire suppression efforts, the heat of the fire, and obstacles that blocked the path to the exit and caught on Firefighter Tarver’s clothing and protective equipment. His removal was further complicated by falling debris, the limited air supply in the firefighters’ breathing apparatus, and Firefighter Tarver’s physical size. Firefighter Tarver was transported to the hospital by ambulance but all efforts to revive him on the scene, in the ambulance, and at the hospital were futile. The cause of death was listed as thermal burns and smoke inhalation. Firefighter Tarver’s carboxyhemoglobin level was 61%.”

NIOSH Report HERE

Internal Report HERE

Resources HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

There is too Much info and Drills to List Here, Please go and do your own research and GO OUT AND DO SOME DRILLS SO BRETT DID NOT DIE IN VAIN. The only way we can prevent this from happening again is to learn EVERYTHING POSSIBLE ABOUT THE INCIDENT, but More Importantlt the LESSONS LEARNED. 

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Remembering The Ebenezer Baptist Church Fire- 3-13-2004

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“Two career firefighters with  Pittsburg (PA) Fire Bureau were fatally injured during a structural collapse of a bell tower at the Ebenezer Baptist Church fire. Battalion Chief Charles G. Brace (55 years of age) was acting as the Incident Safety Officer and Master Firefighter Richard A. Stefanakis (51 years of age) was performing overhaul, extinguishing remaining hot spots inside the church vestibule when the bell tower collapsed on them and numerous other fire fighters. Twenty-three fire fighters injured during the collapse were transported to area hospitals. A backdraft occurred earlier in the incident that injured an additional six fire fighters. The collapse victims were extricated from the church vestibule several hours after the collapse. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A total of twenty-nine other fire fighters were injured during the incident. ”

Resources HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

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Line of Duty Death 3-10-15

Billy R Jarvis

On March 4, 2015, while responding in a fire department vehicle to a downed power line call, Fire Chief Jarvis became ill with trouble breathing. His son, Fire Captain Jarvis, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time, took over as driver and rushed Chief Jarvis to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Upon arrival at the hospital, Chief Jarvis went into cardiac arrest. Jarvis was revived by attending personnel and transferred to the Pikeville Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury on March 10, 2015.

Allen Fire Department, Allen, Kentucky

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 54
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident Date: Mar 4, 2015 19:35
Date of Death: Mar 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack

To Date, 17 Firefighters Have Died in the Line of Duty in 2015

Line of Duty Death 3-6-15

Jerold “Jerry” Bonner

While on duty at Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County, California, Pilot Bonner was found deceased inside of his barracks from a cardiac related nature of fatal injury.

CAL FIRE  Sacramento, California

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 72
Rank: Pilot
Classification: Career
Incident Date: Mar 6, 2015 09:00
Date of Death: Mar 6, 2015
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack

To Date, 16 Firefighters have died in the Line of Duty in 2015

Line of Duty Death 3-9-15

Jeffery Scott Buck

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Firefighter Buck was critically injured on March 3, 2015, while fighting a residential structure fire when the front porch of the home collapsed on him. Buck was rescued and transported to UPMC Altoona where he succumbed to a head injury March 9, 2015.

Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 – Clearfield County Station #5 Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Fatality status is provisional and may change.

Age: 18
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident Date: Mar 4, 2015 08:41
Date of Death: Mar 9, 2015
Cause of Death: Collapse
Nature of Death: Crushed

3-9-15 Run Down

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Searching for Indicators Quick Tip HERE

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The Sunday Preach- 2000 Year Old Mind HERE

Garden Fire Apartment Considerations HERE

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Is your Department Ready For the Main Street Fire Part 3 HERE

Drivers/ Engineers Can they Be Tactical? HERE

Remembering Capt. Joseph Dupee HERE

Basement Fire Tactics HERE

Bevel to The Door Vs. Bevel to the Jamb HERE

Double Door Forcible Entry Tool HERE

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3-6-15 Run Down

Quick Tip- Blindsided HERE

Off Duty Podcast 3 HERE

A Good Mayday Drill HERE

Overcoming The Walls on Recessed Doors HERE

Junkyard Dogs HERE

Curbing Carcinogens HERE

Can a Firefighter Teach an Officer? HERE

Hands on HERE

What is Killing Firefighters HERE

No one is Reinventing the Fire Service HERE

The Scene Size-up is it Really That Big of Deal HERE

Front Seat Rider Considerations HERE

Combat Leadership- Professional Development HERE

Chief Kerrigan’s Fireground HERE

RIT Deployment Firefighter Triage HERE

The Attitude of a Chief HERE

March 2015- Fire Rescue Magazine HERE

Flowpath’s Just Science? HERE

The Incident Tactics System HERE

Some Good Building Construction Stuff HERE

Basement Fire Tactics HERE

Search it Hard from the Yard HERE

Searching For Opportunity HERE

Was the Fire that Killed Joyce Craig “Perfect Storm of Errors”? HERE

Applying Fire Research to Structural Firefighting HERE

Building Construction at 2AM HERE

Drill- To the Roof HERE

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TOMORROW Saturday, March 7, 2015– Cleveland, Ohio-Annual Firematic Flea Market @ Cleveland Fire Training Academy (3100 Lakeside Ave.) 08:00-13:00    More Info HEREMcGrail Seminar 5-16-15

Saturday May 16, 2016“Firefighting Operations in Highrise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings” and “The Engine Company Specialist” Presented By Dave McGrail of the Denver Fire Department @ The Columbus Division of Fire Training Academy Much More Info Here:

September 23-25, 2015- The Ohio Fire and EMS Expo Also in Columbus Ohio More Info HERE

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Quick Tip- Blindsided HERE

Off Duty Podcast 3 HERE

A Good Mayday Drill HERE

Overcoming The Walls on Recessed Doors HERE

Junkyard Dogs HERE

Curbing Carcinogens HERE

Can a Firefighter Teach an Officer? HERE

Hands on HERE

What is Killing Firefighters HERE

No one is Reinventing the Fire Service HERE

The Scene Size-up is it Really That Big of Deal HERE

Front Seat Rider Considerations HERE

Combat Leadership- Professional Development HERE

Chief Kerrigan’s Fireground HERE

RIT Deployment Firefighter Triage HERE

The Attitude of a Chief HERE

March 2015- Fire Rescue Magazine HERE

Flowpath’s Just Science? HERE

The Incident Tactics System HERE

Some Good Building Construction Stuff HERE

Basement Fire Tactics HERE

Search it Hard from the Yard HERE

Searching For Opportunity HERE

Was the Fire that Killed Joyce Craig “Perfect Storm of Errors”? HERE

Applying Fire Research to Structural Firefighting HERE

Building Construction at 2AM HERE

Drill- To the Roof HERE

3 UPCOMING EVENTS IN OHIO

TOMORROW Saturday, March 7, 2015– Cleveland, Ohio-Annual Firematic Flea Market @ Cleveland Fire Training Academy (3100 Lakeside Ave.) 08:00-13:00    More Info HEREMcGrail Seminar 5-16-15

Saturday May 16, 2016“Firefighting Operations in Highrise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings” and “The Engine Company Specialist” Presented By Dave McGrail of the Denver Fire Department @ The Columbus Division of Fire Training Academy Much More Info Here:

September 23-25, 2015- The Ohio Fire and EMS Expo Also in Columbus Ohio More Info HERE

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Mayday in a Structure under Demolition HERE

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Leadership Language- Dedication HERE

60 Second Safety- Cancer HERE

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Lets Put Discipline Back in the Fire Service HERE

November 2014- LODD Deaths in Detail HERE

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2 1/2 Pros and Precautions HERE