So can you believe this one? Criminals are targeting the homes of firefighters fighting the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs CO. for break-ins and robberies.
Is there a lower form of life than a scumbag that would rob the house of a firefighter fighting to keep them safe? This news makes me sick to my stomach. Should these dirt bags be apprehended I am struggling with ideas for a fitting punishment.
The notion of…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on June 30, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments
Here’s another basic extrication technique for you to try at your next training. It has everything to do with brake pedal displacement when a victims foot is entrapped. For more on the old school techniques click here.…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on June 30, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
Have you seen a vehicle crash where the front drivers and passenger airbags have not deployed? The picture to the left is an example of the sensors not initiating airbag deployment.
This post is going to hopefully remind you to stay clear of un-deployed…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on June 30, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments
this song got me through the academy 5 years ago. just wanted to share it since my daughter had sent it to me back then.
i was feeling sad tonight and it just popped up on my screen.
just had to tell someone who would understand the lyrics.
Added by Denise Imperiale on June 29, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments
The medic stood and faced God. Which must always come to pass. He hoped his uniform was clean, He'd gotten dressed kind of fast.
"Step forward now, medic. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The medic squared his shoulders and said, "No Lord I guess I ain't, cause those of us who wade in blood, can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough. And at times I've been…Continue
Added by Ryan Angel on June 27, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments
My home town Colorado Springs, Colorado is on fire. The beast known as the Waldo Canyon fire took three days to get here, but get here it did. Yesterday afternoon I stood in front of my house and watched as this beast clawed its way over a mountain ridge and then charged down the foothills and in to virgin territory.
It looked like a volcanic eruption the colors were intense black and brilliant orange, a true hell storm. I have seen many fires in…Continue
The extrication world has changed over the years in more ways than one. Vehicle construction, tool technology, and an evolution of techniques has created both challenges and advancements for rescue personnel. As you read this post and watch the video below, reflect on some old school techniques that still work, but also embrace technology in the extrication world. Read…Continue
Yesterday the department had a barbeque in the hopes of recruiting some new members to the fire department. Although only a handful of new people came by for a hot dog or burger, it was loads of fun. I guess looking back the reason it was fun was because no one complained about the department or SOPs or gear that's not new. The guys put up the ladder and demonstrated with some of our junior program members the proper techniques for climbing the ladder. There is something to be said for kids…Continue
Added by Denise Imperiale on June 24, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments
The Fire Chief of my home town has had a YouTube video made about him. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the format; it has been used hundreds of times on YouTube. It is the famous Hitler rant.
Hitler sits at his desk surrounded by his staff of officers, all the…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on June 22, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments
What makes a good exercise for firefighters? Any? All? Well, if you want to get technical then "yes and yes." Today I want to give a quick upgrade for the row movement, firefighters, emts, and paramedics are asked to lift heavy things in akward and unbalanced situations. Keeping this in mind, I often ask firefighters how and if the exercises that they perform on a regular basis challenge their balance, strength and core. The DB Row is a great exercise and with a few manipulations can…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 21, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments
This story is from the International Association Of Firefighters own Online Blog the story is Discusting and Each and every Firefighter Paid and Volunteer Need to Look at this and recognize The ignorance in depicting Firefighters as abusers and racists, using Firehoses To fed off African Americans, ( not unlike race riots in…Continue
Added by SMOKEnPipesJim on June 20, 2012 at 3:53am — No Comments
if you havent seen the stuff about a 4 year old who is a son of a dallas firefighter you should really look at it. its so amazing and touching. it really makes me thank god for my wonderful daughter. im gonna see if any of the departments in my area want to do something like this for him or donate to the cause. Dyrk you are a hero and stay strong little buddy we are all standing behind you.
Added by ORBIE (TWEETER) YANCEY on June 19, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments
When you see this post’s title you may wonder, when would I need to do that. The scenario is a rare one, however, what if a school bus crash causes significant crumpling of the roof effectively trapping the driver and students that are towards the front of the bus. Here’s an option for school bus roof removal involving a coordinated effort with firefighters and a heavy wrecker.…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on June 19, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments
This blog is in no way a replacement of or supercedes any and/or all Fire Department S.O.P./S.O.G.'s, or replace training in regards to fire ground operations. This topic is to give a general understanding to firefighters in hopes to promote firefighter safety and improve fire ground…Continue
Added by Lee Ashby, Jr. on June 18, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago Andrew Brassard started a discussion via email about meat grinder rescue. Below are some pictures and a couple points to ponder on this type of extraction from Brass. Be sure to check out the Brotherhood Instructors LLC Man-In-Machine Operations class and find more training materials …Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on June 14, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Marijuana Warehouse on Fire
What seems like a part of a movie
actually happened in Zagreb,
Croatia. Firefighters from Fire Station 5
Dubrava were dispatched on
potential Roof Fire. Upon arrival crews
find smoke showing from Roof
but was fire on Warehouse which was
suppose to be a Mushroom growing
I can remember (at my age that is an accomplishment) A few year aft. I started (1979) I was riding a brush truck. The engineer noticed that there was smoke coming from the pump panel. We pulled over to investigate and a passer-bye stopped and said "when we have problems we call the fire dept., who do you guy's call" and sped off.
Added by larry cooke on June 13, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
Here I am at 68. When I went through the Fire Academy in 1973, we had an old guy (55) waiting to retire who was teaching us knots. He told me," Kid, you're going to wake up and you will be me." He was so right. The time passes very quickly. I just read a book by a retired Chicago cop. I grew up there so it brought back lots of memories. There was one line that really says it all about the fire service: "Those hosers ( FFs?) sit on their butts most of the time, but when they have to do what…Continue
Added by mike simms on June 13, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments
If you haven't seen it yet. Check out First Due Tackle. Contributions welcome. What's in your tackle box?
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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on June 11, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments
All vacants are empty….
Fire through the roof means no entry….
We have 20 minutes interior before collapse happens…..
Victims can’t survive in burning buildings……
It is concerning that the fire service…Continue