We are building a library of Quick Sh!t sheets. Also in this post is a video on an innovative way to teach fire behavior to new recruits. Read on.
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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on September 29, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
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McFarland Publishing has just published, Hot Zone: Memoir of a Professional Firefighter. Information about the author and the book can be found at www.kithowes.com
Added by Kit Howes on September 28, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments
Veteran responders: Remember back in the day -- before the internet -- when contact with one another was through print magazines or via "pen pals?" Back then we learned of LODDs, huge incidents, apparatus deliveries and job notifications through magazines like Firehouse, Fire Engineering, Fire Chief, JEMS and monthly…Continue
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with a nationally-known fire service legend. How fortunate for me to be one of the two guys with over seventy combined years in the fire service– just shooting the shit.
Eventually, the talk turned from how much our management of the emergency scene has changed over the decades our scene management has come over the years- to the importance of situational awareness in general.
Then he reminded me of a well-known story about…Continue
Added by FireDaily.com on September 27, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
Getting good at getting by can get you killed
The rookie sits in the jumpseat straightening out his SCBA straps, lost in thought. He thinks to himself, that the fire was nothing like what they taught at academy. He wonders if they are all like this. Nothing seemed to happen the way it was supposed to. He forgot to put on his hood, the Lieutenant…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on September 22, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments
A couple weeks ago I posted a cardio interval workoutthat can be performed at the firehouse with in about 15 to 25 minutes with minimal equipment. Do to the great response (please keep the comments and emails coming) I put together another workout. Once again this is an option for a firefighter/medic that has minimal equipment and time yet still…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on September 22, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments
On behalf of International Speak Like A Pirate Day, an account of the the Jolly Rogers of Rogers Avenue. Consider the items in bold; how do they measure up against your officer and company?
The members of Engine 255 were in the kitchen of their Flatbush firehouse participating in a late-evening drill conducted by “Captain Jack” Pritchard.…Continue
Added by Bill Carey on September 19, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
We took a tour of the Humanetics Innovative Solutions factory, which is the only company worldwide making crash test dummies for the auto industry. These dummies contain an unbelievable amount of technology that provides data about how passengers are affected in various collisions. This technology really helps explain how…Continue
Added by Paul Hasenmeier on September 16, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments
From my blog at FireGroundWorks.
Nearly every NIOSH Firefighter LOOD…
Added by Billy Schmidt on September 15, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments
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