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A CLOSED door saved two firefighters from a flashover

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Fifteen people are without a home after a fire tore through four townhomes in Manassas Wednesday morning. Click onto photo for video Firefighters were called to the 9800 block of Maury Lane overnight. When they arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the rear of two townhomes. The fire spread to two additional townhomes before […]

CLOSED Bedroom Doors Allowed for 4 to be Rescued in Columbus Ohio

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Once again CLOSED doors a calm dispatcher and good brothers and sisters made a rescue from a fire that destroyed a house in Ohio. News report source Columbus Dispatch. Dispatch Audio: Groveport Road Fire Video:   By Earl RinehartThe Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday June 1, 2015 8:50 PM “Please hurry!” a frantic Jessica Moore is heard early Monday […]

A CLOSED Door, Great Dispatcher, Calm Boy, and VES = Two Lives Saved!

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CLINTON, Md. (WJLA) — A 13-year-old boy who made a dramatic call to 911 and his 9-year-old sister were rescued from a house fire Sunday morning by Prince George’s County firefighters. PGFD firefighters describe the rescue of two kids from a burning Clinton house. (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/WJLA) As the boy talked with the 911 operator, […]

CLOSE THE DOOR for Mark Falkenhan!

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This post is in honor of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan on the forth anniversary of this tragic incident. The best way we can honor Mark is to review the lesson learned and make sure we are keeping doors closed on the fireground until fire is under control and we  also all need to make a greater effort at educating […]

CLOSE THE DOOR a civilians guide to saving lives and property!

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Please share this valuable life saving presentation! This module was created for you to share with your communities, and create more awareness of the importance of CLOSING THE DOOR! (Click on photo to access FREE online module) Also for more information on Closing The Door fire prevention click on the links below: http://greenmaltese.com/2013/02/close-the-door-for-life/ http://greenmaltese.com/2012/10/is-your-fire-prevention-message-up-to-date/ Thanks […]

THE I-STAIR – A NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION HAZARD

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I would first like to give a special thanks to the staff at Firefighters CloseCalls for sending this information to me. So I could share it with you all on Green Maltese. Also a special thanks goes out to Lt Steve Dykema City of Wyoming Mi. Fire Department for being very heads up training officer and bringing […]

Is your Fire Prevention message up to date?

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As most firefighters should know this week is National Fire Prevention Week . I am sure many of you are out spreading the message of Fire Prevention this week. I would like to say thank you for serving your communities and you will probably never know how many life’s were truly saved by your wonderful […]

Safe Building Codes Incentive Act

  A bi-partisan bill seeking support from public safety aims to reduce loss of life and damages after disasters. A hearing for the Safe Building Codes Incentive Act is set for this Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. and will be webcast live. The Safe Building Code Incentive Act would create a financial incentive for […]

Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL study

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?             What are the safety hazards with PV? What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present? How do I secure utilities on a PV system? These are just a few questions you should pose to every firefighter next shift or training meeting. Photovoltaic (PV) is a method of […]

Sprinkler Use Decisioning Web tool

Below you will find some excellant information sent to me by Mike Love.   Hi Folks: I have been digging around at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) looking for reports and work they have completed that may be of assistance to fire marshals in promoting fire and life safety. One item I […]

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