Archive for May2010

Special Tribute to FDNY and All Firefighters

In addition to remembering our fallen troops, I thought it would be fitting to add a special post to remember our fallen Brothers and Sisters in the fire service.

Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire Remembered

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These factors are all too familiar.  We see the same failures in these large loss of life fires in assembly occupancies.  We sometimes take our inspections and prevention activities lightly because it is not “fun” or interesting to some.  Remember these fires and the lives that have been lost because of poor prevention measures and a lack of life safety measures in these buildings.

Since We’re Talking Ventilation…..

There are some things that can be learned from this video. We weren’t there from the onset, but valuable information can be taken away from this video.

Be Careful Using PPV–Good Video

This video is from the Salt Lake City area and shows what can happen when you have hidden fire and use a positive pressure fan with crews inside the building.

For Those That Missed It…

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to and honor to be a guest on Firefighter Netcast hosted by Rhett Fleitz of The Fire Critic and John Mitchell from Fire Daily. It truly was a great experience and I want to thank John and Rhett (the most interesting man in the world!) for the opportunity.

Remembering at FDIC 2010

Remembering those have fallen at FDIC 2010. Every time I hear this I get goose bumps. I was there, and it truly was a great time. There is nothing like hundreds of firefighters raising a cup to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

More RIT Video

Remember, these videos are for reference and information only. You have to drill and practice these skills with an instructor that has the background and experience to ensure proper technique.

Cleveland School Fire of 1923

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That night 77 people lost their lives at a school event that should have ended with celebration and refreshments. Instead the community was tasked with finding the bodies of those who did not make it out.

Fundamentals, Basics, Training, Oh My!

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We have heard of and there are some teaching victim profiling; determining if there is someone in the building or not and if it is survivable. While I understand what is trying to be done in regards to keeping ourselves safe, why should it be any different from your size-up and basic training as a company officer? A building is tenable or it is not, no matter if it is occupied or not occupied.

Rope Rescue Tech Part 1

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I recently took a rope rescue technician class given by CMC. This is just one of many pictures I took during the class. The class was a week long and there was very little classroom time; almost all in the field.

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