Firehouse

September 2011

While operating at a three-story twin vacant building that was fully involved in Chester, PA, the officer in charge struck a second alarm, but was then informed of another building fire a block away. One engine from the first alarm and one truck from the second alarm were diverted to the second fire. The units found heavy fire in a two-story single vacant dwelling. The fires occurred on June 19, 2011.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Ex-Captain Michael Esposito, 43, of the Baldwin, NY, Fire Department; Firefighter Thomas “Todd” Lange of the Pittsfield, MA, Fire Department; Firefighter Chip Imker, 35, of the Cambridge, MN, Fire Department; and Second Assistant Chief Thomas Shields, 42, of Flanders, NJ, Fire Department Company 1 and Rescue, who died in the line of duty, May 2011; and to Lieutenant Vincent A. Perez, 48, and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony M. Valerio, 53, of the San Francisco, CA, Fire Department who died in the line of duty, June 2011.

Cover by: Frank Wesnoski

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The 9/11 Memorial Steel Program

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Forum 9/11

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Progress Report: The New WTC

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Fire Politics: The National Political Landscape Is Changing

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