All Blog Posts Tagged 'ladders' (11)

Thinking Like Leonardo

From by blog at FireGroundWorks.

While recently attending the Fire Rescue International Conference in Denver, I took some time one evening and toured the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition at the Denver Pavilions. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy the exhibit featured more than 60…

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Added by Billy Schmidt on August 24, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

First Due Friday; Heavy Fire, Standpipe Ops & Mayday! (Video)

This video is a great training tool for size-up, radio comms & Command presence.  This FD sounds very professional despite difficult fire conditions.  This week we've got heavy fire & smoke on an upper floor w/ standpipe ops in progress and a Mayday called while transitioning to Defensive Ops.   Compare this FD's ops to your FD and  give us your RECEO VS considerations.  Enjoy!…

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on April 13, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

First Due Friday; Water, Water, Who's Got the Water?

Large residential w/ HEAVY FIRE!  We'll call this one a rural firefighting operation.  Could your FD handle a water shuttle operation for this?  What resources would you use for it?  What may be some other issues to consider?  What does the RECEO VS profile look like for this one? Enjoy!

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Thanks and Be Safe!

Added by SAFE Firefighter on March 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Due Friday; "Houston" We Have a Problem!

THE SCENARIO:  HEAVY FIRE from the attic w/ extension to TWO other houses!  If this one doesn't test the strength and discipline of your crews and alarm assignments, congratulations!   Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Enjoy!

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on March 2, 2012 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

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; Surf's Up! We Need More Than the Surfboard On This One!

Check out this video.  Heavy fire from the top floor.  Pre-arrival and post arrival footage.  What would you do?  What do you of their tactics?  Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Surf's up!

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Thanks and Be Safe!

Added by SAFE Firefighter on February 10, 2012 at 8:30am — 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; Heavy Fire on 2 Floors (Videos)

This week we've got a rippin' 2-story single family dwelling.  Share your strategies, tactics and experience! 

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 27, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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

I Have Always Done Victim Survivability Profiling

VSP is one of the hottest topics of conversation in the fire service today.  Captain Marsar’s research has taken the fire service by storm and has created an interesting “new” flavor of the month for those who feed on “firefighter safety through spectatorship”.  Maybe it was because of my animosity for the “let it burn” folks within our profession that I was initially against the concept of deciding if a building is searchable from the front yard and was unfairly biased.  However, the more I…

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on December 5, 2011 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

1st Due Arithmetic







The "When is it Vacant...?" discussion on Firefighter Nation brings up a basic question about balancing the response to the incident. I don't have all of the answers to such a complex question, particularly in a short venue in a blog like… Continue

Added by Ben Waller on May 16, 2009 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

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