Christopher J. Naum

CHRISTOPHER J. NAUM, SFPE a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a 36-year fire service veteran and a national instructor, author and lecturer. He is an authority on building construction issues affecting the fire and emergency services and a former fire command officer, architect and fire protection engineer. Naum is a technical reviewer to the NIOSH firefighter fatality investigation and prevention program and NFFF Firefighter Safety Advocate. Naum is the executive producer of buildingsonfire.com, a site dedicated to building construction, fire command and firefighter safety. He can be contacted at christopher.naum@gmail.com or at buildingsonfire.com. For expanded articles, follow his blog column of Firehouse.com and on Facebook at Buildingsonfire.

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

Buildings On Fire: Reading the Building: The Importance of the Size-Up

Buildings On Fire: Reading the Building: The Importance of the Size-Up

Building Anatomy: Types and Classifications

Building Anatomy: Types and Classifications

Firehouse Insider June 2012

Firehouse Insider June 2012

Predictability and Performance Of Buildings on Fire

Predictability and Performance Of Buildings on Fire

Residential Pre-Arrival: What are your Considerations?

Residential Pre-Arrival: What are your Considerations?

Checking Your Compass

Checking Your Compass

Reported Structure Fire with Trapped Occupants: Are YOU Combat Ready?

Reported Structure Fire with Trapped Occupants: Are YOU Combat Ready?

Commercials - Got Fire; Anticipate Collapse

Commercials - Got Fire; Anticipate Collapse

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

What's on Your Radar Screen?

What's on Your Radar Screen?

Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD 2007; Is This on Your Radar Screen?

Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD 2007; Is This on Your Radar Screen?

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Chesapeake (VA) Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

Chesapeake (VA) Auto Parts Store Roof Collapse Double LODD 1996

The Ides of March

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefighter Safety: Basic Insights

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefighter Safety: Basic Insights

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire: Are you prepared?

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire: Are you prepared?

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

Gypsum Board Ceiling Systems and Firefigher Safety

Modular Construction and Operational Impacts

Modular Construction and Operational Impacts

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday 2005

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday 2005

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse

Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

 

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