Archive for June2010

Repair Bay Hazards

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There are also floor level and pit hazards that need to be identified and planned for. These should be identified during inspections and pre-planning surveys.

Officers, Take a Look Around You!

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This is why the officer/s need to be aware and not get tunnel vision.

First Impressions

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We are finding more families living together and they must make some accomodations for those added individuals. What I am referring to is the garage being converted into living space.

Apply the Lessons Learned

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Above all, don’t let the lives lost at any LODD be lives lost in vain. Learn from their mistakes, but don’t be critical, we have all screwed up and been lucky enough to get away with it. Be constructive and train on the recommendations so that you don’t repeat history.

Top Ten Lists for Firefighters

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Ten Famous Arsonists This is new site that was sent to me by a reader, Monte Stonewall.  It is a site that is unique in that it provides top ten lists for the fire service.  It really is some interesting stuff.  The website is Fire Sciences Colleges. I will be posting additional lists from this […]

NFFF Memorial Weekend

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We have been asked to support this initiative to bring honor to those that have fallen and for the families that have been left without their loved ones.

What’s In Your Pockets?

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Without becoming a walking toolbox, what essentials do you carry on your person?

Great Training Opportunity

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You just can’t afford to miss this. The price is right and the location is in the middle of the country. I just can’t say enough about the classes and teaching style of the Brotherhood Instructors.

Lapel Mics vs. No Lapel Mics

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I personally like the lapel mics for the simple reason that you can get to it and get your “voice” closer to the mic when geared up and on air. Once you place your radio in a pocket and put your SCBA on, it can be almost impossible to get it out and talk on it.

So Many Decisions

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With this picture in mind, what does your second in unit do? Does it backup the first in crew with a hand line? Does it perform ventilation? Just where do you order this second in crew and what are the tactical priorities?

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