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Thursday 9pm ET: “We Have a Situation; Are You Aware?”

Started Aug 18, 2010 0 Replies

Check out Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum on Firefighter this Thursday night August 19th at 9pm ET with a live online radio…Continue

Tags: first-due, command, operations, situational awareness,

Ten Minutes in the Street: "Three For One"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Waller Aug 4, 2010. 32 Replies

Ten Minutes in the StreetA SeriesInteractive Scenarios, Where YOU Make the CallCheck the lastest on and TheCompanyOfficer.comTen Minutes in the Street is back,…Continue

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Years in Fire/EMS:
36 years fire service
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Command Institute, Washington, DC
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Thirty-six years of national and international experience in fire protection, incident command management, training and field operations within the fire service. Former Architect, Fire Protecion Engineer, College Fire Science Department Coordinator, company and command officer in both municipal and industrial fire service settings.
Adjunct Instructor, National Fire Academy, MD
Second Vice President, International Society of Fire Service Instructors-ISFSI
Board of Directors; IAFC, Safety,Health & Survival Section (SH&S)
Chairperson, Onondaga County (NY) Fire Advisory Board
NFFF/EGH Fire Fighter Safety Advocate
Contributing Editor; Firehouse Magazine and
Professional member grade; SFPE
About Me:
Author,Instructor, Fire Officer, Visionary; Providing training throughout the United States, Canada and Internationally on Building Construction for the Fire Service; Command Risk Management,Fire Fighter Safety and Operational Excellence. Integrated programs;™ and Structural Anatomy™ Integrating the Art and Science of building construction, firefighting and command risk management. new dedicated informational web sites and reference portal focusing on integrating the Art & Science of Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety. and

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San Francisco FD Berkeley Way Double LODD Report Issued: Routine Fire….

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

“On Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:45 a.m., the San Francisco Fire Department responded to Box 8155, at 133 Berkeley Way. What was seemingly a routine working fire in a single family residence quickly transformed into a fierce and unrelenting incident with ultimately tragic results...Read the report excerpts and follow the links on…


National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 7:23am 0 Comments

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

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The Company Officer: Going for it and Belief

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 11:28pm 0 Comments

The Company Officer: Going for it and Belief

Christopher J. Naum,SPFE


As a Company Officer, at some point in your career, you will come to that one pivotal point, when the clarity of a situation becomes all so apparent and clear.

Sometime you just have to believe and have the resilience, fortitude and that deep in the gut feeling that you know what and how something needs to…


Chesapeake (VA) Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Chesapeake (VA) Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

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Fifteen years ago, on March 18, 1996, two firefighters were killed in Chesapeake, Virginia when they became trapped…


Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

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At 2:20pm on September 9, 2010, Justin Scott said…
just stopping by to say hello and thank you for the great post and blogs. they are a great learning tool. alot of my guys read them and are very greatful as well.
At 9:28pm on July 29, 2010, Roy Luther said…
Thanks for the add Mr. Naum!!!!!!!
At 8:43am on February 25, 2010, Thomas Martin said…
Great class at the Les Lukert Conference!! We will take a lot of info back to our department! Keep up the good work!
At 8:41am on February 25, 2010, Thomas Martin said…
Hello Chris. I was in your class at the Les Lukert Conference in Grand Island. You did an excellent job!! We took a lot of great information from it and hopefully we can pass it on to the rest of our department. Keep up the Good Work!!
At 8:11pm on February 24, 2010, Rick Westerman said…
Mr. Naum, How have been doing? Busy I can understand, haven't seen you post a tactics and strategy problem in a while, are you planning one in the near future? I hope so, I really like the challenging scenarios you put together. thanks for for the training!
Rick Westerman
At 3:33pm on January 29, 2010, John Barrett said…

It is great to hear from you! I've been following all the work you have been putting into your buildsonfire on facebook...when is the website going to be up? By the way...thanks for all that you are doing!
At 1:39pm on January 5, 2010, chuckyrescue said…
HI Christopher. Congratulation for your web page. I need more information on the Volunteer Fire Officer Credentialing Program.
At 11:14am on December 31, 2009, Justin Scott said…
just droppin by to say happy new years
be safe out there
i look forward to reading more of your post in 2010
At 10:23am on November 26, 2009, Justin Scott said…
happy thanksgiving
stay safe brother
At 1:48am on October 19, 2009, Justin Scott said…
just stopping by to say hello and thank you for all the info and knowlage you bring to this site, be safe out there brother

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