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5 Year Anniversary of LODD Captain Herbert “Herbie” Johnson 11-2-2012

LODD Chicago Captain Johnson

NIOSH Report and Key contributing factors: Contributing Factors Modified building construction with multiple ceilings and a multi-story enclosed rear porch Horizontal ventilation contributed to the rapid fire growth Fireground communications Lack of proper personal protective equipment Lack of a sprinkler system in the residential rental building. Key Recommendations Ensure that fireground operations are coordinated with consideration given to the effects ...

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Arrival Video: Dwelling Fire in Detroit, Michigan

Arrival video of a dwelling fire in Detroit, Michigan.  The video was posted by Warren Anderson and description is below. “Detroit Firefighters from the 9th Battalion make short work of this well involved vacant dwelling fire early Friday morning Oct. 20th 2017. Fire was under control within 5 minutes of arrival and rigs were clear and back to quarters within 45 min ...

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Fireground Audio: Throw Back Thursday 4-11 Alarm Fire 2/17/1980 With Jumpers

Fireground audio of a 4-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago on 2/17/1980.  The video was posted by SRResquire and no description was given. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Couple of Dwellings Going Good in Hamburg Township, Michigan

Video of a couple of dwellings going good in Hamburg Township, Michigan was recently posted.  The video was posted by Fire Department Channel and no description was given. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Raw Video: Madison, Wisconsin Fire Department Working a House Explosion

Video of companies in Madison, Wisconsin working a house explosion this afternoon.  The video was posted by TODAY’S TMJ4 and description is below. “Firefighters in Madison respond to a house explosion. No word on injuries”  Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Well Involved Vacant Warehouse Fire in St. Louis, Missouri

Video posted by the St. Louis Fire Department Facebook Page shows companies working a well involved vacant warehouse.  Description of the video is below. “The St. Louis Fire Department responded to this vacant three story warehouse fire (1/2 block x 1/2 block) located at Dodier & University in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood this morning. Multiple master streams were utilized in extinguishment. ...

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Volunteer Firefighter in Nebraska Ordered to Remove Flag Honoring Firefighters Who Passed on 9/11/01 at Hospital Job

Journalstar.com – Cody Meredith mounted a U.S. flag — black and white, with a single red stripe — on his pickup to send a message of his respect for fallen firefighters. But when he drove to work Monday, his supervisors at Crete Area Medical Center gave him a message of their own, his wife said: Take the flag off the ...

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Throwback Tuesday: Fireground Audio of a 4-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago With Injured Firemen

Some good vintage radio traffic from SRResquire of a 4-11 Alarm Fire from back in 1989 with 4 Firefighters injured. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Indianapolis Firefighter Seriously Injured in Early Morning Fire After Falling Thru Roof

We at Chicagofirewire.com send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured Firefighter. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A member of the Indianapolis Fire Department was seriously injured battling an overnight house fire. According to IFD, crews were called out to a double residence, two-story structure in the 1400 block of Charles Street just before 1:30 Thursday morning. Upon arrival, ...

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Video: Restaurant Fire in Northern, Wisconsin Briefly Traps Firefighter After Roof Collapse

Video of a large restaurant fire in Merrill, Wisconsin posted to Facebook by WSAW News Channel 7 Shows Companies Working From a Defensive Posture after the roof collapsed.  Below is another news story on the fire and the Firefighter who became trapped briefly. MERRILL, Wis. (WAOW) –No injuries were reported after the roof of a Merrill bar collapsed during a fire, ...

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