"Most of us followed the A B C D sides and in the last few years they are giving them Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta name sine radio communications can be distorted and B, C, and D sound similar . Just saying."
"Please practice firefighter survival techniques, understand fire behavior, and building construction. Those are skills we are losing, to say we are to over protected is a misnomer, we don’t educate ourselves on the above listed topics…"
Thank you for joining the fire service and wanting to be part of a proud profession….As I read your post I began to think about all that you said, I am not here tell you what or how to do something, but I think I need to make sure you…"
"I completely agree with the Garrity light….. I have used them since day one of my career (over 20 years), I too see that everyone likes the LED, they are bright, but I have become accustom to the Garrity, and that is one thing I will never…"
"A flat head is much more versatile, but as mentioned before I too feel that a “set of Irons” is the only way to go….. Also another good tool is the TNT (5 in 1) www.tnttool.com. Check it out. But as long as you have a tool in your…"
""Train like you play and play like you train"...........In the tradition of the F.O.O.L.S =" FTM - PTB - EGH - RFB - KTF - DTRT" = For The Men, Protect The Brothers, Everyone Goes Home, Remember Fallen Brothers, Keep The Faith,…"
"Good topic….. I have recently moved to a new state and unfortunately I have to “relearn a few things”. Where I originated from our dispatchers gave us “benchmark checks” every 30 min. If he had other info than it could…"
"Our area is very rural and most homes are set back from the road a ways and not always facing the road (my house is a little over 500' from the road). For us the front door is always the "A" side and numbers are used for floors."
"We use Side "A" most of the time as the street side; however there are times we may designate side "A" as the side the 1st line went through the door. This is ok as long as it is communicated to everyone on the fireground
"We always go with the side facing the street is A,left side is B,back side is C and right side is D.This is all from looking at it from the street.Use numbering when assigning floors(division 1,division 2,etc...)Seems to work OK."
I would like to throw this one on the table…… Geographical side of a structure,There seems to be much discussion lately about “sides of a structure”. What’s everyone’s thought? I was taught (many, many year’s ago…..yep I’m an ol’ salty) the “address” side of any structure is the “A” side. Some think it’s based on the way the structure is facing, meaning the front door is the “A” side, I disagree, the “A “side is always the side that faces the street no matter if it’s the back or side. Many…See More
Chief, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.