Jim Silvernail
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  • Grover, MO
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Hi all, I am currently in the process of writing a manuscript for a publishing firm in the fire service. I am doing research on the subject of "Suburban Fire Tactics." If you would like to contribute any info I have a blog set up with numerous categories.www.suburbanfiretactics.wordpress.com

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A Good Suppression Plan = A Great Safety Plan

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

The RIT/RIC dilemma raised its ugly head again last week when my friend Doug Mitchell (25 to Survive) posted a chart of FDNY’s RIT statistics from 1989 to 2008.  The stats that really grabbed my attention were 1. The elapsed time from the working fire declaration (10-75) until the Mayday, 19 minutes, and 2. Who found the Mayday firefighter.  First alarm units, excluding the F.A.S.T. or RIT team, found the Mayday firefighter 76.47% of the…


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At 3:35pm on March 17, 2011, Sarah said…
Welcome to FFN!
Stay safe!
At 12:01pm on March 17, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Jim, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

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