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Firefighter Treated For Burns In Three-Alarm Harlem Fire

Looks like the FDNY was faced with a “Heavy Contents” fire this morning in Spanish Harlem.  From the news report looks like they found what the FDNY calls “colliers mansion” conditions, named after the collier brothers from Manhattan.  I have spoken with many FDNY members who express how common these conditions are in their city. […]

Situational Awareness in Hoarder Homes

 Here is a Guest article from SAMATTERS.COM Introduction from Dr. Gasaway: I want to take this opportunity to introduce the Situational Awareness Matters community of readers to an associate and good friend of mine, Firefighter-Paramedic Ryan Pennington with the Charleston (WV) Fire Department. Ryan has been conducting extensive research on the epidemic problem of emergencies […]

Hoarder Survey Results

  Here are the results of the recent Hoarder fire survey sent out by the Chamber of Hoarders Staff.  Huge “thank you” to the USFA for sharing survey with the fire service community.  The response was overwhelming. 1.       Have you ever responded to a fire with Hoarder Conditions: Yes: 100%             No   0.00% 2.       How long did […]

Hoarder Storage Fire

GLENDALE, Ariz. Courtesy of My Fox Pheonix – Firefighters rushed out to an apartment fire in Glendale and found a unit stuffed with belongings. This occurred near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Firefighters said the inside of one unit was just packed with stuff. Apparently, a hoarder was storing belongings there — but wasn’t […]