January 2012 Blog Posts (31)

i carry...

Top left jacket pocket. Radio...
Bottom left 4 pair medical gloves,
Inside jacket left safety vest , bible...

Right pocket, safety goggles
Hanging resque gloves.

Pants left pocket resque wrench
Hazmat flashlight
Extra rescue gloves

Right pants
Fire gloves
20 ft safety cord w carabeaner

Added by Patrick J Cronen on January 11, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Knot Review Company Drill

Here is a list of knots to practice during a company drill.

Read on

Pass it on!

Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 10, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Pipe Nozzle update

Pipe Nozzle: Firefighting Prose You Can Read is free this week only, Monday through Friday, for Kindle download at amazon.com.  The Kindle reader is free to install on computers and smartphones.  FDNY Battalion 9 Chief called Pipe Nozzle "all good," which may explain why the title is among the top 25% at amazon.com. 

Added by Barry Greer on January 8, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Gasoline Tanker Training

This drill idea is from Phil Burden in SC.

If your out or on your way back from a run and see a gasoline tanker making a delivery at a filling station, stop and ask the driver if he has any time to review some of the parts of the tanker.…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 6, 2012 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

First Due Friday; 2-Story Balloon Frame Rockin' on the Peninsula

Watch the video of this heavily involved 2-story balloon frame house. Note the wind and the exposures. Give us your RECEO breakdown, initial actions and initial rig placement. Have fun!


Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 6, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Don't Bring a Knife To A Gunfight

As the title says, if your life is in the balance, you want to be sure that you are as prepared as possible right?

Then why is it that on fires in cities and towns big and small, you can find videos or pictures of firefighters getting off the rig without tools? Or worse... carrying a tool then not using it?

I work with some great firemen who you know will grab the same tool everytime they get off the rig because they are masters at using the tool efficiently and expertly. I…


Added by backsteprescue on January 4, 2012 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Your Chance to be the Chief's Aide (Cool Video)

Get a front row seat next to the Battalion Chief for this working Multiple Dwelling fire in Brooklyn.  Listen to the BC give great radio reports, great size-up information and even take time to talk to the neighbors.  Nice video with links to the popular conversation on Facebook.

Other things you'll see:

  • The Command presence
  • Notice the professionalism of the operating crews
  • Notice the window A/C unit falling to the street (around :40)
  • Notice the…

Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

What would your treatment be.

This incident actually happened and it involved my daughter. The incident is as follows while me and my family was on vacation just a few days ago.


The incident was for a 6 y/o female with stomach pain, headache, sore throat, pain in the chest, and severe difficulty breathing with accessary muscle use. I took initial vitals before EMS arrived onscene. The initial vitals were pulse of 130 and resp rate of 22. The next set of vitals were a pulse of 110 and resp rate of 20. My…


Added by Rodney(LFD-IAFF L 334) on January 3, 2012 at 7:54pm — 6 Comments

Demolition Site Fires

Some questions for a tabletop company drill or tailboard chat in front of a demolition site…



Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 3, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

2012 Ice Rescue Training

Lifesaving Resources, LLC announces its 2012 season of Ice Rescue training programs as follows:

Ice Rescue Technician Course #1

January 21, 2012

Harrisville, New Hampshire

Ice Rescue Technician Course #2

February 04, 2012

Harrisville, New Hampshire

International Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy

February 16 - 19, 2012

Keene, New Hampshire

Ice Rescue Technician Course #3

March 03,…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 2, 2012 at 8:15pm — No Comments

USAR Training Ops

Here are a few pictures from a recent USAR training at a two story school in Oregon, OH slated for demolition after the first of the year.  Breaching walls and floors, search cam work, and some old fashioned forcible entry included.  See if you can pick up something for discussion at your firehouse.…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 1, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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