In this Issue


Ultimate Responsibility: September 2001
By Daniel A. Nigro Fire Commissioner

World Trade Center Health Program
By Dr. David J. Prezant, MD

Incident Management Team Supports FDNY Operations During COVID-19
By Lieutenant John McCormack

OPERATIONAL CASE STUDY: 90-Degree Wall Collapse at Montrose Avenue Fifth Alarm
By Battalion Chief Jason Cascone and Battalion Chief Devon Maguire

Bronx Units Battle Punishing Wind-Driven Fire
By Battalion Chief Chris Ganci

Queens Fourth-Alarm Taxpayer Fire Reveals an Emerging Problem
By Deputy Assistant Chief Fred Schaaf

Fifth Alarm in a 99-Cent Store
By Deputy Chief George K. Healy and Battalion Chief Peter Irish

Surviving a Flashover
By Lieutenant James Sabol

A History of CTDP
By Battalion Chief Sean Newman

Senior Member Profile: Deputy Chief John “Jay” Jonas
By Patti Murphy

Meeting the Evolving FDNY Mission
By First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and Assistant Chief John M. Esposito


Safety First
FDNY Bunker Gear (Part 3): Cleaning
By Battalion Chief David Drake

Mental Performance Notebook
9/11 and Resilience: Growth in the Face of Hardship and Loss
By Lieutenant Jason Brezler and Firefighter Jim McNamara

Back to Basics
Ensuring Your Portable Radio Is on the Proper Channel: the Motorola APX8000XE
By Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb

Tricks of the Trade
Laddering Tactics: Buildings with Awnings
By Captain Michael Doda

Fire Prevention Matters
Fire Safety Plan in Action: It’s All About Teamwork
By Captain Stephen Connelly

Last Word
FDNY Resilience: How We Made It Through
By Battalion Chief Jason Cascone


Thyroid Cancer and the Firefighter’s Protective Hood
By Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb

Through-the-Lock Forcible Entry: the Pivoting Deadbolt
By Lieutenant Chris Collier

FDNY Foundation Purchases New Surfboards for All Surf Rescue Units
By Lieutenant Anthony M. Romano

The Bresnan Distributor
By Battalion Chief Anthony J. Pascocello, Jr.

A Surprising Danger in Wood Truss Construction
By Captain Steven M. McEvoy, P.E.

Paying it Forward
By Firefighter Francis A. Valerio (retired)

Outdoor Dining Structures
By Firefighter Juliane Leigh Forsyth

Never Forget: Reflecting on 9/11 20 Years Later
By Assistant Chief Richard J. Blatus

Laura Yanes: A Remarkable Collection of FDNY Firefighter Portraits
By Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb


Photo Reporter
Publisher’s Note
All Hands
Retiree’s Column
Signal 5-5-5-5
In Memoriam

September 11 Remembrance Events