Added by Patrick J Cronen on January 11, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments
Here is a list of knots to practice during a company drill.
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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 10, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
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
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.…Continue
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
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…Continue
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:
Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Some questions for a tabletop company drill or tailboard chat in front of a demolition site…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 3, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments
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
Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 2, 2012 at 8:15pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on January 1, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments