Tag Archives: Firefighting Operations

Kathmandu FD

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Traffic in the city is horrible and is compounded by the fact that many side streets are unpaved mud paths.

How the US Military Proves FDNY Wrong

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“A Social Experiment” President Harry Truman’s grandparents owned slaves and historians have said that he was raised and conditioned to be a racist.  Yet, just 100 days before the 1948 elections and despite 82% of Americans disagreeing with his position, he issued Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 ordering the racial integration of the US military. […]

The Deutsche Bank Fire and J’accuse? Not So Fast.

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Yesterday’s blog post at IAFF online by Rich Duffy trumpets a “must read” article in a “prestigious, professional online magazine” by author John Steadman concerning the fatal fire at the former Deutsche Bank building which was under demolition at the time of the incident. First, employing “J’accuse”, a reference to the 19th century Dreyfuss affair in […]

Ellerbe’s Elegy: Saga of the 12-hour Shift

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District of Columbia Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is set to forge ahead with his recently announced plan to convert the department from the current 24/72 work schedule to a 12-hour shift format.  According to Ellerbe, the change saves money ($36M?) and results in decreased staff of up to 400. There are arguments for either side […]

FF Schedules: DC Bucks the Trend

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Amidst the growing tendency in some parts of the  US to approve 48-hours as the normal for firefighter duty shifts, the fire chief of Washington, DC, Kenneth Ellerbe, is taking an assertive step in the opposite direction. According to the Washington Post, Ellerbe is promoting a schedule change from the current 24-hour system to 12-hour […]

Willy-Nilly? Two FDNY Members Burned.

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Willy-Nilly: in a haphazard or spontaneous manner. A Monday morning fire at 1100 Prospect Place in Crown Heights,  Brooklyn, resulted in serious injuries to members of Rescue Company-2 as they apparently conducted a search on the top floor of the dwelling. According to the New York Times, a family with four children lives in the brownstone […]

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