Residential Structure Fire
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in collaboration with Firefighterskills.com, LLC, announces Episode 2 of After The Fire Podcast: The 1977 near miss of Brockton Fire Captain Joseph LaCouture.
LaCouture tells the tale of how he narrowly escaped a 2 1/2 story residential structure, with his life, when fire traveled through void spaces and into the truss roof which collapsed on top of him. His account of being on fire and escaping out of an attic window is heart pounding and bestows a lasting impression of many lessons upon the listener.
“In Episode 2, the discussion continues from Brockton, Massachusetts with Author/Historian Nicole Casper, Retired Brockton Fire Department Captain Joseph LaCouture, and Retired Brockton Fire Department Fire Chief Kenneth Galligan. We focus on Captain LaCouture’s 1977 near miss where he narrowly escaped a fully involved fire in the attic by diving out of a window to a waiting ladder. Also, Chief Galligan gives us a peek into his highly informative class on fires in 2 1/2 story wood frame construction. So many great take-aways from this one!” – After The Fire Podcast Host, Jon Nelson
The mission of the After The Fire Podcast is to reduce the number of preventable fireground fatalities by learning from the unintended outcomes of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and near misses, through intimate conversations with those connected to the incidents and subject matter experts. The After The Fire Podcast is geared toward professional and aspiring firefighters and their families. The podcasts are suitable for all ages.
Episode 2 has reached thousands of listeners via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube to date.