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Week in Review - December 8, 2011

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Thanks for clicking on this this is the week in review and my name is Bobby -- This week that we can review is being brought to buy FDIC. The fire department instructors conference with only a 128 days left before the greatest conference in the Forest Service kicks off. You still have time to register for the hot class of your choice with registration already way ahead of last year at this time. Make sure that you make your selections now -- that you get the classes you want. Going to FDIC dot com and register today and now to the news. Is with tremendous sadness and deep regret that we report the loss of -- Worcester firefighter. According to the Boston Globe and Worcester firefighter was killed this morning and another injured when a burning triple Decker apartment building collapsed on. Officials to -- -- confirm the -- shortly after 7:30 AM according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The Boston Herald identify the fallen firefighter. As John Davies. A seventeen year veteran of the force. John leaves behind three sons to homer in the military with one currently serving in Afghanistan. A firefighter was also in -- injured at the time Brian Carroll a fourteen year veteran of the Worcester fire department. The fire began their early Thursday in -- large triple Decker. And it was recent that was recently reported -- condemned. About a dozen people were living in the building though. Firefighters reportedly entered the structure after receiving a report that are resident was still trapped inside. According to report on MSNBC. Carol and eighties -- taken from the building after being briefly trapped. Following the collapse firefighter Carroll was pulled quickly from the structure he suffered smoke inhalation and is expected to be okay. -- crews took longer in locating John Davies. Was reportedly trapped underneath -- collapsed wall. He was removed from the building placed on a Gurney and taken to the hospital where he later died. Tragedy occurred just a week after the December 3 anniversary of the cold storage warehouse fire that killed six Worcester firefighters. In 1999. On behalf of -- -- of fire engineering and FDIC. We would like to express our deepest regrets and condolences to the family and friends of -- -- duties. At this very difficult time our thoughts and prayers will be with everyone in the Worcester far. And now from Gaithersburg Maryland. An important story from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Nist researchers uncovered temperature and he -- conditions that can seriously damage face -- lenses on standard SE BA's. The findings are detailed in a report from a research study sponsored by the US fire administration. And the Department of Homeland Security. The work isn't important step toward improving what may be the most vulnerable component of our personal protective gear in high heat conditions. The face -- lenses of RSC BA it's. The researchers tested five models of SE BA -- for -- pieces. Each from a different manufacturer. In all cases of -- degradation. The damage was due to temperatures and heat Fox's that exceeded performance limits of the poly carbonate lens material commonly used in RS CB -- According to Nelson -- an official witnessed and coauthor of the report. Our results do not suggest in any way that -- failures are due to the manufacturers. All lenses are tested. Consistent with requirements specified in the standards. The most devastating damage occurred when this conducted what is a fairly bread and butter type operation. Entering -- -- living room. -- -- a standard porch in the study the living room fire smoldered for about five minutes after ignition. That's not an unusual amount of time when one considers our average responses. Researchers confirmed what experience firefighters already know that by opening the front door we literally breathed life into the smoldering fire. The rush of heat from the now blazing living room transferred a relatively cool environment on the porch into an inferno. The SE -- -- exterior surface temperatures. Reached 280 degrees Celsius which is around 536. Degrees Fahrenheit. About the midpoint -- published for -- -- temperatures to -- The lens of the SE BA develop a significant hole according to the -- report. Firefighters would do well to pay attention to heat temperatures and our personal protective gear. From New York. Fought FDMI firefighters used their deck gun to help rescue police officers who were being attacked by an angry armed mob. In front of -- Staten Island home yesterday. According to New York Post the -- -- began when a fifteen year old girl was allegedly be set by other youths after a prior incident at the school. The -- reportedly had a fire or. Police officers responded to a scene and a scuffle ensued. If fire apparatus from engine 158. In -- mariners harbor neighborhood. Which is deployed on scene and deploy its deck gun -- the legs of the alleged assailants. Nine people were taken into custody police said. Firefighters need be careful when involved in any type of rescue especially ones involving armed and dangerous crowd it's. Again our deepest sympathy to the family. Friends. And fellow firefighters of Worcester firefighter John Davies. We're still a little to a -- deep sense of loss at this tragic time. But please know that the entire Forest Service mourns with you at this painful time. On Bobby hall. That's the news. And remember. Be careful there.

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