July 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Front Bumper Hose Loads

At work, one of my senior firefighters decided to perfect the front bumper hose loads on one of our engines.  One compartment holds 15' of 5" with a rubber mallet, universal hydrant wrench, and two LDH spanners.  The second compartment contains 100' of 1 3/4" line that's pre-connected with a TFT adjustable nozzle.  There's been a hundred different ways of packing it but my senior firefighter found a user friendly hose load for both hoses.…

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Added by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

SPREAD THE LOVE: COREY SHAW PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL

 



Join Matrix, Shear Attitude and friends as we pay tribute to the area’s fallen heros and raise money for a public safety memorial in memory of Corey Shaw.

 

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Fun events will be held throughout the day as well as a Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser at the Fire Station!…

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Added by Shari Simpson on July 6, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

I was at international competitions in Fire and Rescue Sport

I was at the II World Championship among juniors and the I International Tournament among students in St.-Petersburg, 27-29 of June.…

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Added by Alim Ahmetov on July 6, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Firefighter Suicide

This is the lead to a commentary I posted at pipenozzle.com on the blog there. It received a strong response, so I thought I'd post the lead here. To read the full entry, go to pipenozzle.com.



"It’s tempting to mention the irony of Philadelphia firefighter John Slivinski, Jr. killing himself just after I wrote about PTSD, but it would be foolish to do so, because we don’t have the complete story on his death yet, and I hope we do get the… Continue

Added by Barry Greer on July 4, 2011 at 10:39pm — 2 Comments

Tales from a tailboard fireman-good fires/good firefights

I read an article about our troops in war zones. It quoted a special forces major as saying, "It has been quiet around here; been a while since a good firefight." To someone not in the business of high adrenalin that sounds strange. How can you have a good firefight?



Among firefighters we look forward to a "good fire." A good fire to me is no causalities, either civilians or firefighters: a house or apartment fire that is put out by the first alarm company and for sure not a wildfire… Continue

Added by mike simms on July 3, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System; Untapped Resource

Christopher J. Naum,…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on July 1, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments

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