Featured Blog Posts – March 2012 Archive (11)

Auger Extrication Prop

All the pieces came together for this auger extrication prop.  I originally saw the idea on Brotherhood Instructors page, check it out here.

Firefighter Josh Goetz (Carroll Township FD) was…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 29, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Joining Forces

What started out as a vision for connecting soldiers with the volunteer fire service for what I thought was simply just a good recruitment idea --- has evolved into a passion for fulfilling what I believe is an obligation and an opportunity to save lives by offering returning veterans a step-down and reintegration process they desparately need.

Learn more about my vision in this article published in the March-2012 edition of Fire-Rescue Magazine and let me know your…


Added by Tiger Schmittendorf on March 25, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Lies, Damned Lies, and Response Times

A comment at pipenozzle.com on the funny math used to report response times by FDNY and LAFD.

"For fire departments, measuring anything is tricky. Does the local government brag that it has a good fire department because of the increasing number of emergency responses each year? Nope. Though the fire department would look productive, that would not make the city seem like a safe place to live. Could the local government measure the number of days that pass without an…


Added by Barry Greer on March 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Window Cut-Down - Company Drill

The picture to the left is from a fire the other night in a two story 1,500 square feet residential joint.  It had a gable roof and the second floor was made into one room with knee walls on both B and D walls.  The window seen here was to the first floor bathroom.

For this company drill tabletop session or hands-on training, talk about and/or make a window cut down for rescue.  If we need to open up this window and save our own or get a victim out, how would we do it?  Saws?…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 22, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Bailout Hooks

Check out this new blog from Frank Lipski of Engine House Training, LLC.  Visti the site and post your responses and to learn more about Engine House Training, LLC.




Added by Jason Hoevelmann on March 22, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Hose Connection Exiting - Company Drill

Here’s a simple, yet important drill on orientation with the hoseline.  Lt. Jason Deptula from Vermilion Twp. FD sent the write up over.

As we are all taught in our firefighter classes, the female connection on a hose connects to the make end of the next section.  Using the progression of female to male can lead us out of a building or “smooth bump bump to the pump”. Read…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 18, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Acquired Structure Training Burns

This past week my latest article was published on acquired structure training burns.  Read it here.  In the article I referenced two resources which I have posted here.  

Pass it on!

Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 16, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Supervising an Alcoholic Firefighter is hard work.

I had started drinking once again. It was a Friday night and I had gone to a sports bar just a few blocks from my house, a safe drive if I got bombed again.


I was lonely and told myself, as all real alcoholics do, that I’d just get something to eat have a couple of drinks and see what was shaking on a Friday night.


The little bar was run by friends, of course when you drink like me every bartender is a friend after the…


Added by Timothy O. Casey on March 14, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Milton Fire & Rescue needs help


P.O. BOX 256

11556 HWY 421 N

MILTON, KY 40045





Date: March 10th, 2012



          On March 2nd 2012, Milton Fire & Rescue Station # 2 in Milton Kentucky was hit by an EF-3 tornado. We lost the…


Added by JASON LONG on March 10, 2012 at 12:47pm — 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!


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

Tanker Discharge Procedure - Company Drill

Here’s another moving water drill.  If you missed the portable pond set-up drill, click here.  Move the water as you would in a water shuttle operation.  (Record and document times for later use with ISO).…


Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 1, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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