Christopher J. Naum, SFPE's Blog (18)

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

“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 CommandSafety.com…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on February 24, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

Christopher J. Naum,…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on July 1, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments

The Company Officer: Going for it and Belief

The Company Officer: Going for it and Belief

Christopher J. Naum,SPFE

TheCompanyOfficer.com

 

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…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on April 23, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Executive Producer;…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on April 16, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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

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

Christopher Naum, SFPE

CommandSafety.com

 

 

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

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on March 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com

TheCompanyofficer.com…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on February 21, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com and Buildingsonfire.com

 

 

The recent events in Los Angeles and the line of duty…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on February 19, 2011 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and it’s Collapse

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and it’s Collapse

By Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com

 

The tragic events in the City of Chicago on Wednesday December 22, 2010, when Chicago Firefighter Edward…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on December 27, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com

Today December 3, 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that resulted in the line of duty death of six courages brother firefighters.

For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on December 3, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

Interactive Dynamic Risk Assessment Download

Interactive Dynamic Risk Assessment Download

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com and Buildingsonfire.com

An interactive training program has been provided courtesy of Buildingsonfire.com and Commandsafety.com to support skill set development in the areas of dynamic risk assessment, size-up analysis and situational awareness. This is a basic program that will support any…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on November 27, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

Christopher Naum,SFPE

Thecompanyofficer.com

As the First-Due Fire Company; Officer and crew, Are you prepared to address the fireground variables and occupancy risks upon your arrival and during the initial stages of your deployment and operations? Are you combat ready or passively engaged?…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on November 23, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

The First Due Fire Officer

The First-Due Fire Officer

Christopher Naum

TheCompanyOfficer.com

On the most recent edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM we had a vibrant and insightful program in which we discussion some of…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on November 21, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Predictability of Occupancy Performance and Tactical Patience

By Christopher J. Naum, SPFE

TheCompanyOfficer.com and CommandSafety.com

Today’s incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past, requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on October 22, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

The Definition of a Fire Fighter

The Definition of a Fire Fighter

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

CommandSafety.com and TheCompanyOfficer.com

On August 9, 2010 Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Wheatley was working a grease-chute fire at a restaurant when he fell approximately 35 feet from the ladder of an attached fire escape suffering fatal injuries while he was making his way up to the roof of the burning building with his equipment.…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on August 18, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

The Waldbaum Fire Collapse FDNY 1978 Remembrance

The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978

by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commansafety.com and TheCompanyofficer.com

The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978, thrity two years ago. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames.…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on August 1, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

3*4*3 Reports; "What's on your Radar Screen?"

3*4*3 Reports; "What's on your Radar Screen?"

By Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com & TheCompanyofficer.com

I recently posted an article on CommandSafety.com that addressed a series of Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues and Focus areas that should be on …

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on July 25, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know



Eleven Minutes to Mayday; What You Need to Know

By Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

CommandSafety.com

The Colerain Township (OH) Fire and EMS Department under the leadership of Director and Chief G. Bruce Smith recently released its final report…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on July 3, 2010 at 7:16am — No Comments

In Search of Tactical Patience

Today commemorates the anniversary of the Sofa Superstore fire in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine firefighters lost their lives while engaged in aggressive… Continue

Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on June 18, 2010 at 12:11pm — 2 Comments

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