Tag Archives: compulsive hoarding

Jumpseat Radio 051: 3 Clues a home is full of Heavy Content

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington shares 3 cues and clues that a home is full of heavy content.  Heavy Content is a politically correct term used for first responders to identify and communicate findings of Hoarding in a respectful way. Using Heavy Content will describe the condition of the building and […]

Hoarder Fire Case Study

Good afternoon from the Chamber of Hoarders.  We would like to announce the launch of a case study on fires with Hoarding Conditions present.  You will find an attached document with a  questionnaire regarding any fires that you may have ran with hoarding conditions. Please join in and download this short review of Heavy Content Fires as […]

Hoarder Fires: Dealing with the Occupant’s

  From the studying of Compulsive Hoarding Disorder and the effects that it has on today’s first reponders one common problem keeps coming up.  Dealing with the occupants of these homes can prove to be a challenging problem if we are tasked to deal with an emergency y inside their Hoarded Environment.  Interaction with the […]

Hoarder Fire: Size This Up!

  Today’s feature: Size this up and let’s hear some tactical solutions to this problem! You are dispatched to this address with confirmed reports of an occupant trapped! Identify, Adjust, and Attack!   Simulation Courtesy of Simushare 

Hoarder Fires Training Featured

New Firefighter Training – West Virginia’s Eyewitness News.   Ryan Pennington is a firefighter in Charleston and trains fellow firefighters on how to handle fires at hoarding house. Hoarding stories have become a sensation on television, but it’s anything but that for firefighters when tragedy strikes. The typical hoarding house creates several obstacles for the […]

Hoarder rescued

Story From CBCNEWS Great learning points in this story: Listen to the stories of how the occupant responded to the firefighters touching his belongings Size up the conditions.  Rate it (1-5) with a 5 being the worst! Great point calling for additional resources Consider what PPE should be used!   Prayers for the occupant and praise for […]

Free Webcast

 Free Webcast Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters Monday January 14, 2012 1300 EDT Sign up by sending email to: Ryan33@suddenlink.net Free Ebook Giveaway during Webcast

Hoarder’s Conditions in Mount Rainier House Fire

From Hyattsville Fire Departments website JANUARY 4 — At about 17:48, Engine and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 3400 block of Webster Street, Co. 55’s area. Engine 855 arrived on the scene of a two-story duplex with smoke showing from the top floor. Engine 801, responding as second due, […]

Estimating Burn time in Hoarder Fires

One of the most important observation and/or decisions a first arriving officer to a structure fire is the estimate of how long the fire has been burning.  This observation can help make the attack strategies, points of entries, and help predict structural collapse times.  One complication that needs adjusted for is the identification of hoarding […]

St. Petersburg Hoarder Fire Kills 9 Dogs

By: Kay Long ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nine dogs lost their lives in a house fire early Sunday morning at 5998 12th Street North. St. Petersburg Fire Lieutenant Joel Granata says the owner of the home was out and came home to find her home in flames. Granata says there were ten dogs inside the […]

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