Structural Fire Investigations

The US Fire Administration has compiled a study of nonresidential building fires in the United States from 2014 to 2016. The report includes data detailing information such as the causes of fires, time of fires, fire spread, and fatalities. There…
On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were…
On July 5, 2014, an FDNY fire officer lost his life when he was operating in an apartment fire and was overcome by rapidly changing fire conditions. The fire officer and crew arrived on scene and reported fire visible from…
On May 9, 2008, three firefighters lost their lives in a shipyard in de Punt, the Netherlands due to a sudden fire spread. The fire took place in a large commercial shed used for boat storage and maintenance. It started…
On March 26, 2014, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the Boston Fire Department lost their lives and 13 additional firefighters were injured when fire conditions deteriorated rapidly in a four story Brownstone. The first crew arrived to find smoke…
On February 24, 2012, seven firefighters sustained injuries, including two serious injuries, when fire conditions rapidly changed, placing the crews in the flow path of the fire. The crews arrived at the residential fire and noticed flames extending from the…
On May 31, 2013, four firefighters lost their lives and 16 were injured due to a structural collapse at a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived with heavy smoke from the attic of a restaurant. The first crews began interior operations…
On June 17, 2001, three firefighters lost their lives when an explosion occurred while fighting a fire in a mixed-use building. The building housed a hardware store on the first floor, storage for the store in the basement, and apartments…
In 2011, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department lost their lives in a multi-level hillside residential structure fire while searching for the fire. The fire was on the floor below the firefighters. The National Institute…
In 2012 in Illinois, a captain in the Chicago Fire Department sustained injuries at a 2-½ story apartment building fire and then succumbed to the injuries at a local hospital. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire…
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