John Norman, retired deputy assistant chief with the Fire Department of New York and a fire protection engineers, discusses the importance of residential fire sprinklers when it comes to fire safety.
A particularly difficult and deadly type of fire involves basements, sub-basements, cellars, sub-cellars, and crawl spaces. Learn the factors that make them so deadly and the appropriate tactics for success and safety. JOHN NORMAN
A fire officer who understands the way a building is constructed should be able to predict what is likely to happen to that structure when it is on fire and take steps to prevent most of the deadly outcomes associated with that type of structure.
In a recent online article and video, FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.) John Norman told about the search and rescue operations conducted at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
A new free fire training video available online from the Fire Smoke Coalition discusses the dangers smoke poses to firefighters and features several well-known fire chiefs discussing their experiences with smoke and air management.
I saw the towers fall on television. I grabbed my FEMA USAR gear bag and took my car to Brooklyn, arriving at my fire station at noon. There, a city transport bus, with tools, spare masks, and air cylinders, took me to a staging area at the Manhattan Bridge, from where I rode into Manhattan.