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Fire Stopping Pillows

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Basically, the way that these pillows work is that when they are heated, they expand (the plastic will melt away) and fill the void. This maintains the fire rating and prevents fire from spreading and smoke spread is contained.

Back to Basics Part 4: Foam Eductors

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This is an old fashioned foam eductor and a bucket of foam. When is the last time you had one of these in your hands? How about the last time you actually flowed one? Well, unless you just completed a foam class or a Firefighter 1 & 2 class, it has probably been a while.

Company Discussions: Redeployment?

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Time is running out for keeping this in check and an interior attack. We’ve all been here and we know how this can go.

Company Discussion: Building Characteristics

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Some of you may have fought a fire or two in a building similar to this one or done an inspection at one.

Who Needs an Extension Cord?

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This is pretty extreme, but this is how we stay employed and busy. Be aware and pay attention to those so-called “B.S.” calls. You never know the difference you could make at that particular time.

RIT Training Video Part 2

Here is part two of this video. It is not as long, but finishes up what was gone over in the first video. Again, we are working on getting videos of the other brands to post, so be patient.

Back to Basics Part 3: Assignments

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Know your assignments and do them. The best attack is a coordinated one when everyone is doing what needs to be done to accomplish the overall goal; safely get in and out after putting the fire out and removing all victims.

Great RIT Pack Video

It is important to be familiar with your respective RIT bag and equipment.  Be able to use this in the dark and with gloves on.  Be prepared if you are RIT and don’t take that assignment lightly.

More Fire Stopping–Puddy

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If the fire puddy or caulk is not completely around the cables or conduit, when the puddy/caulk is heated and expands, there will be a void on the side that the cable or conduit is touching the side of the pipe or sleeve

FDNY Special Ops Symposium

Check out the link to get for information on the FDNY Special Operations Symposium.

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