All Blog Posts Tagged 'engine' (20)

Five People Killed in Baltimore Inferno

Hello, my father Bill Hennick wanted me to share this note with you on Baltimore's recent tragedy. 

Brothers & Sisters,

 
This morning, October 11, 2012 at 2:00, Northeast Baltimore experienced a horrific dwelling fire in which 4 children, ages one, two, four and seven, were killed along with their grandmother.  Another male adult resident jumped out the window…
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Added by Rachel Hennick on October 11, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments

First Due Friday; Attached Garage w/ Heavy Fire & Extension

What would your FD do for this attached garage fire?  What would you do to address the extension issues?   Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Enjoy!

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Be Safe

Added by SAFE Firefighter on February 24, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

First Due Friday; Bread & Butter House Fire? (Video)

What would do you do for this heavily involved attached garage fire?  Does the split-level layout change your strategies/tactics?  Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Have fun!


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Added by SAFE Firefighter on February 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No 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!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!!!

Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 6, 2012 at 11:59am — No 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…
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Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

First Due Friday: Row House Fire

Share your strategies, tactics and experience!  Every Friday we'll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.

THE SCENARIO:  You're wearing all the hats today! You're dispatched to a reported "structure" fire.  It's the middle of the week during Christmas vacation and the neighbors don't know if the kids are there or not.

  • What is your initial report?
  • Where is the fire?
  • Where is it going?
  • How…
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Added by SAFE Firefighter on December 23, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Due Friday; Truck Arrives First at a House Fire

Share your strategies, tactics and experience!  Every Friday we'll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.

THE SCENARIO:  You are the Officer on the 4 person TRUCK company who ARRIVES FIRST at this single-family house fire.  Due to other call volume, the FIRST DUE ENGINE is 5 minutes away.

  • Where is the fire?
  • Where is it going?
  • As a TRUCK, what tactics can you perform ahead of, without, an Engine for 5…
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Added by SAFE Firefighter on December 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Video- Detroit's 9th Fire in One Hour!

Found this 2-part video of a serious fire in Detroit.  This fire originated in the obvious dwelling, then spread to the neighboring duplex.



Some background of this incident and some of the things people will notice:

  • According to the description, this was the 9th arson fire in THIS NEIGHBORHOOD in ONE HOUR.
  • The minimal use of SCBA.  According to the comments, these crews had run FOUR fires continuously and their was no more air available when this fire was…
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Added by SAFE Firefighter on October 3, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

NEVER FORGET 9/11/01



On Sunday September 11, 2011, at 8:00 am, a Memorial Service will be held at the quarters of Engine 40 Ladder 35 "The Cavemen" in remembrance of the members of The Cave who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11/2001. Engine 40 Ladder 35 is located at 131 Amsterdam Ave and West 66th Street in…

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Added by Ray J on September 11, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why the pathway from door to nozzle needs to be clear

I joined Dave LeBlanc in stressing to you why the pathway from door to nozzle needs to be clear

 

A blog over at http://backstepfirefighter.com/2011/01/29/make-a-hole-make-it-wide/  discusses why advancing toward the seat of the fire it is important that the path in is clear. Come and check it out. Feel free to pass along.

Let no man's ghost say their training…

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Added by Ray J on February 27, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

The What, Where & Why of the First Line

Nothing does more to improve safety on the fireground than correctly stretching,

positioning and using the first attack line (sorry Truckies). The question is, do we take our most effective life and property saving skill for granted? Do you know the WHAT, WHERE & WHY…

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on December 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Collyer Mansion, Part II

Three universal fireground considerations from actual incidents



This morning, Dec. 23, 2009 news reports of two hoarding fires that claimed occupants,

Alabama: "In some cases,…
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Added by Bill Carey on December 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Guy, Learn Your Area

The new guy was just putting away the last dish when someone yelled “First due box!” He’s the last one on board and the engine pulls out just as he closes his door. Bouncing back and forth in the cab, he buttons up, and tries to slip his arms into his SCBA straps. Forgetting his radio, he slips out of the SCBA and slips the radio on. As he leans against the rig while taking a corner, he notices his hood on the floor of the cab. Instinctively he leans down to pick it up and is jerked to a halt… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on September 14, 2009 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter ...April 24, 2009

Had to delete this post. Sorry.

Added by Denise Imperiale on April 24, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Life Changes In A Split Second

From Firehouse Zen:



The other day I think we all were thinking about the death of the child struck by a Kansas City engine as reported by Firehouse.com. As you have probably heard thousands of times before, it doesn’t take too many incidents like this one to remind you that we have a huge responsibility while driving our apparatus, and even when all… Continue

Added by Mick Mayers on March 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

the Happy Medic in a nutshell

Here is a post from my blog the Happy Medic.

The blog is called "You called 911...for this?" and follows the adventures of me, the Happy Medic, on what people think are actual emergencies. Sometimes it's ridiculous, other times serious, but laughter is the best medicine.



Units dispatched: Engine 99, Engine 98, Engine 97, Truck 100, Truck 101, Medic 99 and units to follow...



...to investigate the smoke alarm.…

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Added by the Happy Medic on February 26, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Last night was our last live burn at the Academy. For the next month, we are in the classroom. We did four evolutions. I have to be honest and my confidence went down a bit. When you put everything together like we did in a rolling response, and you have people yelling and crowded in small doorways, well it's entirely realistic and your mistakes jump out at you.



My first evolution was engine 2 and our six person team had to bring hoseline up to the 3rd floor. My partner stayed on the… Continue

Added by Denise Imperiale on November 15, 2008 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

A few Pittsburgh Fire Bureau photographs I took

Here are some decent pictures I took while recently in Pittsburgh that are more firefighter related.

Pittsburgh's iconic black and gold theme even resonates down to their fire plugs.



Pittsburgh Fire Bureau's 24 House, at S 18th St and Mary St in the city's famous South Side neighborhood, with downtown buildings Mellon Bank and USX Tower in the background.



Pittsburgh Fire Bureau's 24 House guys… Continue

Added by Doug on July 21, 2008 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Well i just had my first technical fire (grassfire) and medical call on this past weekend. Then the next day i had two more grassfires. I'm working more on learning to pump the engine and next i will…

Well i just had my first technical fire (grassfire) and medical call on this past weekend. Then the next day i had two more grassfires. I'm working more on learning to pump the engine and next i will be learning on tanker.
Anyway, just thought id say that
Bed time. Continue

Added by Kara Clark on February 14, 2008 at 12:38am — No Comments

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