|Join me as I welcome an excellent friend and supporter of "5-Alarm Task Force," Executive Asst. Chief Todd LeDuc of the Broward County Sheriff's Office - Fire/Rescue Division, joins us to explain the work of this important group of the IAFC and his recent trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain for a first-ever SHS conference there! The acronym SHS stands for "Safety, Health and Survival," all issues that are playing a…|
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The creative team at our host, Podomatic, offered to help create a new logo for "5-Alarm Task Force." That was the good news!
However, they did such a great job that we're having a difficult time choosing the one we like best. So, we decided to let …
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One of the simplest and most advantageous modifications to a Halligan Bar is to GAP the forks.
Gapping the fork of the halligan makes a conventional forcible entry tool into a THRU-THE-LOCK tool. …Continue
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With thanks to the Beatles (OK, Ringo) and the late, great Joe Cocker, that song has moved "mountains" when some couldn't even move "mole hills!" And that title rings true for many, if not most of us. Of course, it also depends on our ability to discern those who are true friends from those people who are more acquaintances than friends. Often times though, that is difficult to do and it's not unusual for us not to want to make that distinction.
We wanted to…
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We have the great Bob Dylan to thank for those words. Funny how just six words can convey such a strong meaning across so many aspects of life. And for first responders in general and firefighters in particular, times are changing for us at a very rapid pace.
Even if you've only been on the job for, let's say, five years, you'd got to admit that a great deal about the fire service has changed since 2013! For example, we've seen a great evolution of one of our…
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We now know, with certainty, that fire is not necessarily our worst enemy on the fireground. Its by-products are! Whether you’re a career, volunteer or paid-on-call firefighter, means that you can no longer approach what you do as a casual job or hobby.
In this, our 51st episode of “5-Alarm Task Force,” Chief Anthony Correia joins us to discuss the specific physiological and mental stressors of fighting fire. His explanation begins with your visceral and mental response to…Continue
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Being former military I have a deeply ingrained sense of duty and commitment so I hope this doesn't drive people away, I have seen discord in different departments and jobs caused by drama llamas and the Im special attitudes! (and if anything sours my temper it's that type of Bull crap)
As far as being in a fire department you take an oath to serve and protect your department and its members, and contention in the ranks has no place there
we are better than that
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This month of March 2018 has been a very hard month for us in the fire service. We have lost several of our brothers and sister through out the country. We pause to remember them, FL Hollywood FD FF Daryel Richards, GA Cobb County FD FF Stacey L. Boulware,…Continue
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It doesn’t matter if you are active or retired, career or volunteer, instructor or student.
“When one hurts. We all hurt. That’s who we are.” - Ryan Pennington…Continue
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FireBot, a low cost device that automatically activates in case of a fire to properly extinguish a stovetop fire.
Able to attach to the range hood, unseen, battery operated like a smoke alarm, triggered by an out of control fire, which activates fire suppressant to extinguish any type of fire.
A solution for 50% of all home fires, which start on stovetops, numbering over 116,100 per year costing more than 500 lives, 5,540 injuries, and 1.1 billion dollars in…Continue
Added by Mark Baldino on March 18, 2018 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Over 2 years ago, I wrote a post discussing what I felt was happening to the Fire Service and the next generation of firefighters and medics. I just wanted to post it again because I feel it is still relevant and it’s a problem that looks to continue and get worse. I am also seeking feedback and solutions.
From 22 July 2015
”What the hell is the fire service coming to? It is supposed to be a brotherhood / sisterhood. Well, thanks to the “new”…Continue
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