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Personal Harness H.O.T. Class from FDIC 2010

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The bailout evolution was by far the funnest part of the day. There were three opportunities to bailout and I think everyone took advantage of that.

Basic Engine Company Ops from the Brotherhood

Brotherhood Instructors training video for engine company ops.

Blog Carnival Entry

In addition, and we don’t know why, the crew took the line to the basement door on the main level before asking for water and there was no 360 done prior to making entry. These two contributing factors are the real meat and potatoes for this LODD. And, it is also why it is so influential to me. How many times have we done the same thing? How many 360s do we do on a regular basis? Would finding the seat of the fire in the basement as a result of the 360 change the entry point? We may never know.

A New Blog to Check Out

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101 blog site.

FDIC 2010 Large Area Search Video

Breakdown of FDIC 2010 H.O.T. Classes:Large Area Search

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The class was held at the old airport terminals, which was kind of cool, and created a great opportunity for many crews to operate effectively.

FDIC 2010 Wrap Up

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Since starting this blog I have been overwhelmed with the support and readers. I had no idea so many would read the posts. Thank you and keep giving me feed back. I follow your lead and responses to post topics you all find interesting.

FDIC Visit to Brownsburg Fire Department

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We then got the tour of the engine on Main Street and what a great place. As you can see from the pictures of the kitchen table, they have made it their home in true firefighter fashion.


Monday night was dinner at Buca’s, which is a little Italian place with huge portions of good food. Then it was off to Buffalo’s again to have some drinks. Got a call from Marques Bush of Firefighter Basics from Claddagh’s Irish Pub and we moved on down to there. That is where everybody was. I got to have some

Fireworks and LP Gas: Good Mixture?

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This is a fireworks wholesaler and storage facility. As you all know, fireworks are flammable and have been known to cause some catastrophic fires and explosions.

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