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The Urban Attic: "The Upside Down Basement Fire"

By Brian Butler Fire Engineering Magazine: April 2018 Issue

Ventilating Attic Fires With Solar Panels.

By Brian Butler- Feature: Fire Engineering


Why Fires Are Down, And Why That's Bad For New Firefighters.

By Brian Butler UrbanFireTraining Blog

Fire in Hotels and Motels: There is a Difference...

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Rapid Transit Emergencies

By Brian Butler September 2018 Issue Firehouse Magazine 

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The Urban Attic: The 'Upside Down' Basement Fire

By Brian Butler Fire Engineering Magazine: April 2018 Issue 

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Marking Death Traps: Hazardous "Occupied" Vacants

Marking Vacant and Abandoned Structures

By Brian Butler- New Article at Firehouse.Com 

March 2018 issue of Fire Magazine


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EDITORIAL: The Art of the "Handjob"

IF YOU HAVE THIN SKIN, YOU MIGHT WANT TO AVOID READING THIS…

In almost every fire station in America lurks the “handjob."

So what are some signs of the handjob? He's the guy who...


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Fires in "Occupied" Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

By Brian Butler - Coming 2019-


This is also an excellent course for ALL firefighters and company officers that is being offered in early spring 2019 for your department, conference or seminar.   


Vacant properties used to be an inner-city problem but that is no longer the case. Suburban and metropolitan areas have seen an increased presence of abandoned residential and vacant commercial properties. Many of these buildings are not only prone to fires, they’re occupied by drug users, gangs, copper thieves, squatters, and vagrants. These properties may be structurally unstable with holes in the floors, open roofs, rotted floor decking, fortified board ups, window bars, and the scene of prior burns. In addition, firefighters may have to navigate broken glass, tires, needles, and hoarding conditions. We can’t always assume that these buildings are unoccupied and go defensive. This presentation focuses on size-up, locating victims, unique rapid search and rescue options, savvy laddering and bridging, forcible entry, safe aggressive strategies and methodical tactics.  


Related article: https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/article/12389383/marking-vacant-and-abandoned-buildings


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March 2019 Issue Firehouse Magazine

Featured Preview of "The 'Occupied' Vacant." Fires with Entrapment in Vacant, Abandoned, and Hazardous Buildings, Presented by Brian Butler, City of Trenton NJ and Xavier Ricci, City of Stockton CA. Firehouse World March 25th-28th, 2019. Also catch Brian and Xavier on Wednesday and Thursday presenting "Elevators, Trains and Target Hazard Automobiles" Sizing up Transportation Machinery and Truck Company Ops "VES" Visit www.firehouseworld for more.

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"We're Not Robots, We're Movie Stars"

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There's more than one way to fight a fire, supply water, perform a rescue. Remember, you're always being filmed and uploaded for all to see.

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Preparing for Rapid Tranist Emergencies

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By Brian Butler: 

September issue Firehouse magazine. 

Online article, click below.

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Getting the Most Out of The 270 Size-Up

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Basement Fires Part 1, Part 2 Residential, Commercial

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 Fire Engineering Community 

PART 1- Basement Fires

PART 2- Basements & Cellars in Commercial Taxpayers, Garden Apartments, Brownstones, Rowhomes, and Structures on Hillsides/Slopes.

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Motel, Hotel Fires: Yes There Are Many Differences...

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By Brian Butler: 

January 2019  issue

Fire Engineering Magazine

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Metal Awnings, Ground Ladders, and Rowhomes

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Brian Butler offers some solutions when encountering metal awning obstructions: 

Fire Engineering Community

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Chimney Fires

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 By Brian Butler

 Fire Engineering Community 

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The "Occupied" Vacant

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By Brian Butler 

"Fires in 'Occupied' Vacant and Abandoned Buildings"

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Service Station Fires

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By Brian Butler

Gas Stations, Body Shops, Auto Repair, Auto Parts, Junk Yards, Big Box & Convenience Store Fueling Stations. Vehicles, Hazmats, Explosives & People.

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Temporary Standpipe

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No Standpipe? Make One...

By Brian Butler

Fire Engineering Community

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Fires in Parking Garages

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Machinery Size-up

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Coming Spring 2019

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Chimney Fires

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Manhole & Vault Fires

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Appliance Fires

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Murphy's Law

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Basement Fires

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Basement Fires 2

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Attic & Cockloft Fires

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Vehicle Fires

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Highrise Fires

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Service Station Fires

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Parking Garage Fires

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Tunnel Fires

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Motel Fires

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Rapid Transit Train Fires

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Electrical Fires

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Gas Emergencies

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Elevator Rescue

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Auto Extrication

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