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12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« on: December 18, 2016, 05:17:27 PM »
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12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« on: December 18, 2016, 05:17:27 PM »

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 08:46:32 PM »
R.I.P.

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 10:41:15 PM »

God Bless Those Who Serve, and Those Who Mourn. RIP.

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 12:05:23 PM »
Continued RIP.
"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman." - Edward F. Croker, Chief of Department, FDNY (1899-1911)

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 08:07:09 PM »
 I believe as a result of this tragedy, the FDNY developed the "High Rise Window Curtain", designed to eliminate high winds from blowing INTO upper floor hallways during firefighting operations of high rise buildings. In this fire, the high winds coming in created a "blow torch effect" for these firefighters who were fighting this fire. 

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 08:31:30 AM »
Also regarding this tragedy,  it had become a standard practice for some engine companies to use a 1 3/4 lead length off a standpipe instead of 2 1/2 ,
which was against Dept SOP/Guidelines.  After this fire .....the policy/regulation was strictly enforced.  RIP brothers.

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Re: 12-18-98 VANDALIA AVE NEVER FORGET !
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 02:25:20 PM »
I believe it was the Rockaway Fire RIP FF Jim Williams a few years before  that the ban on an 1 3/4 lead length came about.