Firefighters have physically and mentally demanding jobs which means we (as fire rescue athletes) have demanding nutritional needs to match. Unfortunately, research confirms that most are deficient in some essential nutrients. The most common deficiencies are in protein, water (hydration), healthy fatty acids, and the essential vitamins. Research…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 15, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments
This episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast deals with a very serious topic about members who may be in some emotional distress because of the job, or factors in their life outside of the job. None of us would hesitate to help a brother or sister who called MAYDAY on the fireground, but what do we do with the thousands of silent MAYDAYS that are just as life threatening, but not being called.…Continue
Added by Mark Lamplugh on December 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
As progressive, engaged and enthusiastic firefighters, we all took classes, trained hard and created an image of the way we would be when we got promoted. We would do this and we would do that, damn the consequences and those we might piss off. But, when we got there, it may not have all gone as planned. Hmmm…..did you ever wonder why?
I have seen this happen over the years and it has happened to me during my first years as a young company officer and later on as a chief officer, the…Continue
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 6, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for myself, not being an active Captain anymore, I’m still completely involved in the fire service in a different capacity. Helping firefighters who are having issues in their personal lives has been a 24/7 job for me. Instead on answering the pager for a fire at 3…Continue
Added by Mark Lamplugh on November 28, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments
So with all the discussion going on about SLICE-RS there is a lot of concern from firefighters about such a dramatic shift in our priorities. While SLICERS doesn’t say rescue isn’t a priority, it moves it from…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 18, 2014 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 15, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Editor’s Note: Dave’s first article in this three-part series looks at lessons for the fire service from the popular book “On Combat”. You can read Part I …
Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 13, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments
I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but…Continue
Added by Nick Ledin on November 13, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments
Editor’s Note: Dave’s first article in this three-part series looks at lessons for the fire service from the popular book “On Combat”. You can read Part I …Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 10, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments
NEW Drawn By Fire cartoon posted!
Added by Paul Combs - Editorial Caroonist on November 10, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Drill of the week from Engine House Training, LLC
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on November 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
This past week, a firefighter was killed and 20 people were injured after an ammonia leak at a meat processing plant in Israel. The leak occurred at the Hod Hefer processing plant at Emek Hefer industrial zone north of Netanya. The incident forced the evacuation of over a hundred people from the surrounding area. Some reports state that the leak occurred after one of the factory’s employees hit a pipe…
Added by Ben Peetz on November 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I want to take a moment to introduce you to our recently redeveloped site, located at www.NotJustAnotherFire.net. We are excited to be working with…Continue
Added by Ben Peetz on November 9, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments
Recently I had the opportunity to re-read “On Combat” by Lieutenant Colonel David Grossman. While this book is geared toward the sheepdogs of society (police and military) there are some definite concepts that affect the fire service and firefighters. As I was re-reading it, I…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 8, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Here is a quick drill for figuring out hose stretches for larger complexes or properties with long set backs. The key is to get out and figure this out long before the call comes in. Share and add your own information to it.Continue
Here is a look at an explanation of the webbing video we showed last week to escape from a basement. Of course, size of windows will dictate the level of difficulty, but the technique will work on smaller windows if practiced with.
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 30, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments
This video is one we did a couple of years ago when we had an opportunity to get inside a home that was scheduled for demolition. The house was a balloon frame constructed house and we were able to get some great pictures of the interior structural components.
Use it for you training or as an addition for your building construction classes and thanks for viewing.
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Here is a post with an attached company drill on perimeter search.
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments
We are an antique fire apparatus association that is trying to go 501c3 non profit. We are also submitting documents to be a recognized chapter of SPAAMFAA. Society for the Preservation and appreciation of Motorized Fire Apparatus in America. We need to work from the ground up. We are looking for anything Fire Department related we are looking for any funding that can be done. People who have services that they do that they would lend their services to us. We need signs made we need banners…Continue
We had an incredible response to the post on wearing your seat belt and donning your SCBA that Instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder has shared a video showing not only wearing your seat belt, but also wearing your radio protected under your turn out coat in a strap. Share and use at your departments!…
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments