FDIC 2012: Knapp on Private-Dwelling Fires

04/20/2012
"All firefighters need to know how important house fires are to our goal of protecting life and property. House fires are the most important alarm we go to," said Jerry Knapp at  "Modern Private-Dwelling Fires: Not Just House Fires." A training officer with the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York, Knapp described his inspiration for ths FDIC 2012 classroom session. He responded to a fatal house fire early in his career in which three children were killed. He removed the five-year-old boy in the black body bag to the medical examiner's truck, where his brother and sister already were. There was no place to place him separately, so Knapp stack...

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