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Who Looks After The Victims?

If you are changing the mission you better let the citizens know – Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

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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…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 18, 2014 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Goblet Squat for More Strength on the Fireground

I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 15, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III

Final in Series by Captain Dave LeBlanc

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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 …

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 13, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Look UP, Look Out

       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…

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Added by Nick Ledin on November 13, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part II

Second in a series by Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

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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 …

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 10, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments

THE CONDUCTOR

NEW Drawn By Fire cartoon posted!
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Added by Paul Combs - Editorial Caroonist on November 10, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Drill of the Week: Kinked Line

Drill of the week from Engine House Training, LLC

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on November 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Firefighter killed, hundreds evacuated after ammonia leak at meat processing plant

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…

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Added by Ben Peetz on November 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Not Just Another Fire - The newest partner in the FireEMSBlogs Network

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…

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Added by Ben Peetz on November 9, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part I

New post, and series, from Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

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…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 8, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Figuring Out Hose Stretches: Company Drill from Engine House Training, LLC

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.

Company Drill for EHT Hose Stretch…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on November 3, 2014 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Basement Removal Tutorial

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

Inside Balloon Frame Construction: A Review

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

Perimeter Search Company Drill

Here is a post with an attached company drill on perimeter search.

Perimeter Search from Engine House Training, LLC

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Moose's Antique Fire Brigade Parade Battalion 29 NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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…

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Added by Robert "Moose" Schemelia on October 26, 2014 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Seat Belt and Radio Strap Video

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!…



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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Opportunities for Training:Not Just on the Drill Ground

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator.

It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key not…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members.

In the first section, or the “1st Commandment” we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic steps that one…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Simple Basement Escape Technique

Don't forget the simple things; what's in your pockets? Don't forget also to use the "stuff" in the basement to climb on to escape too. Keep it simple!

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members.

In the first section, or the "1st Commandment" we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 21, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

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