Friday, July 2, 2010

No More History Repeating Events-Remembrance

As we approach the July 4th holiday period, two significant LODD incidents previously occurred during this time frame that hold a number of lessons learned related to command management, operations, building construction principles and building performance, fire behavior and the ever present dangers of the job. Take the opportunity to learn more about these events, and expand your insights and knowledge base. Those events being the 1988 Hackensack (NJ) Ford Fire which resulted in five (5) firefighter LODD and the 2002 Gloucester City (NJ) Fire that resulted in three (3) firefighter LODD along with three children.

Take a moment to reflect upon the supreme sacrifice made by these heroic firefighters and the messages that lay within the pages of the incident case studies, reports and summaries. Take some time to visit for a comprehensive overview of both events with report links and a must see video on the Gloucester City (NJ) 2002 LODD event.  This video is a must see for all Company and Command Officers. Take the time to read through the lessons learned and recommendations- all of which are still relevant today.

For Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester follow the link HERE

Remembrance (1988)
Hackensack (NJ) Fire Department

• CAPT. RICHARD L. WILLIAMS, Engine Co. No. 304
• F/F WILLIAM KREJSA, Engine Co. No. 301
• F/F LEONARD RADUMSKI, Engine Co. No. 302
• F/F STEPHEN ENNIS, Rescue Co. No. 308

Remember (2002)
Gloucester City (NJ) Fire

• James Sylvester Fire Chief, Mount Ephraim Fire Department
• John West Deputy Chief, Mount Ephraim Fire Department
• Thomas G. Stewart III Paid Firefighter, Gloucester City Fire Department
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