WNYF Spring

In this Issue

Features

Pre-Emptive Use of Cockloft Nozzle Thwarts Queens Fire Spread
By Deputy Chief Frederick J. Mallett

FDNY Operations at Con Ed Transformer Vault Rooms in High-Rise Office Buildings
By Deputy Assistant Chief Joseph A. Ferrante, Brooklyn Borough Commander, and Battalion Chief Anthony J. Pascocello, Jr.

Operational Case Study: Active Shooter Uses Fire as a Weapon at Harlem Second Alarm
By Battalion Chief Jason Cascone and Captain Devon Maguire

Private Hydrants and Establishing a Water Supply
By Deputy Assistant Chief Fred Schaaf, Queens Borough Commander, and Lieutenant Ronald M. Renda

Evolution, not Revolution: FDNY Hosts Urban Fire Dynamics Boot Camp
By Battalion Chief Daniel P. Sheridan

Marine Operations and Port Expansion
By Lieutenant Christian M. Zisel

Forcible Entry on the Door from Hell: The Extremes Encountered and Conquered
By Lieutenant Michael N. Ciampo

Columns

SAFETY FIRST
Research and Development Unit Update
By Battalion Chief Kevin McNamara

LEARN FROM HISTORY
The Waldbaum’s Fire
By Deputy Chief John A. “Jay” Jonas, Acting Division 7 Commander

CTDP BRIEFING
Fire and Smoke Used as Weapons
By Battalion Chief Sean Newman

BACK TO BASICS
The Critical Information Dispatch System (CIDS)
By Lieutenant Anthony Caterino

FIRE PREVENTION MATTERS
Evolution of Fire Safety Plans
By Captain Stephen J. Connelly

2019 FDNY Statistics
Compiled by Christopher McDaniels, Director of Performance, Safety & Accountability

Spotlights

FDNY’s Aggressive Interior Fire Attack: How Training and Teamwork Equal Extinguishment
By Lieutenant Raymond McCormack

Understanding Roll-Down Gates: How Differences Impact Ventilation Decisions
By Deputy Chief Frank Leeb, Acting Chief of the Fire Academy

NYC Emergency Management: “Prepare, Respond, Recover”–A Critical Resource for Greater-Alarm Incident Commanders
By Deputy Chief Joseph Duggan, Jr., FDNY Liaison, NYC Emergency Management

Roof Operations
By Firefighters Philip Gordon and Christian Brown

Departments

PHOTO REPORTER
ALL HANDS
DEDICATION TO THE MEMORY OF JACK LERCH, HONORARY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT
TAKING UP
WNYF, THEN AND NOW
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
IN MEMORIAM