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May 22, 2024

FDNY subway operations and power removal considerations with Battalion Chief Bill Ventura

The New York City subway system is the oldest, longest and most utilized public transportation system in the nation, with 472 stations in operation and more than 2 billion riders in 2023. With these massive numbers come numerous responses for the FDNY throughout the system. Most incidents are minor in […]
March 1, 2024

S09, E99 Fighting wind impacted fires in low-rise buildings with FDNY Deputy Chief George Healy

Wind conditions can override the effects of some or all of the other variables that define traditional fire behavior, which can make for challenging conditions for firefighters. In this episode, we discuss fighting wind impacted fires on non-fireproof and low-rise structures with Deputy Chief George Healy. […]

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Building Construction:
The Firefighter's Battlespace

Chief Vincent Dunn, the most prolific author in the fire service, has returned to the FDNY. In his latest book, Chief Dunn declares firefighting is a war and buildings the Firefighter’s battlespace. Chief Dunn says a battlespace is the total fire environment, the inside and outside of a burning building. A battlespace is not just the room and fire, it includes much more. Chief Dunn also tells us about firefighting “game changers” in this book. A “game changer” is notification of an event, construction feature or fire growth that changes an incident commander’s thinking or strategy.


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