WNYF Spring 2022

In this Issue

Features

Member trapped: The Springfield Boulevard roof collapse
By Battalion Chief Chris Paolicelli

14 minutes: Collapse rescue operations at Springfield Boulevard fourth alarm
By Deputy Chief Malcolm Moore

Learning from success: Mayday communications at springfield blvd collapse
By Captain Matthew Quinn

Bunker gear removal for an unconscious firefighter
By EMS Lieutenant Charles McCarren

Heavy Clutter at Washington Heights third alarm
By Lieutenant Charlie Masterson

Mass timber buildings
By Battalion Chief John Davies

Demand for e-bikes fuels an alarming rise in lithium-ion battery fires
By Assistant Chief Fred Schaaf

Bronx trench rescue: Rescue operations units remove a trapped worker buried in soil
By Lieutenant Sean Parker

Senior profile: Thomas Richardson
By Patti Murphy

Columns

SAFETY FIRST
Egress is our way out
By Lieutenant Greg Richards and Deputy Chief John Russell

BACK TO BASICS
Gang nails and the engineered lightweight wood truss
By Deputy Assistant Chief Frank A. Leeb

FIRE PREVENTION MATTERS
Introducing the 2022 New York City Fire Code
By Deputy Code Development Counsel Kelly Carr

LEARN FROM HISTORY
The Kevin Kane Fire 495 Atkins Avenue, Brooklyn
By Deputy Chief John A. “Jay” Jonas

TRICKS OF THE TRADE
The gate lift
By Captain Mike Doda

RETIREE COLUMN
By Battalion Chief Thomas Martin (Ret.)

LAST WORD
The covenant
By Battalion Chief Jason Cascone

Spotlights

PVStop extinguishers: Making operations around solar panels safer
By Firefighter Chris Brennan

FDNY chainsaw teams
By Deputy Chief Joseph Cunningham

The apprentice firefighter
By Deputy Assistant Chief Frank A. Leeb

Departments

Photo Reporter
All Hands
In Memoriam – Rememberance Bulletin
In Memoriam – Signal 5-5-5-5