Author Archives: dc802

Dangerous Situation

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Do you know how to read the smoke and recognize the signs of backdraft?

Wind Driven Fires Part 1

Wind driven fires have killed many firefighters and burned even more. We must change how we operate and study this phenomenon to keep us and those we protect safe.

Investigating CO Calls

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Try to find the causes of CO when you do get readings and even when you don’t.

Crunched Up

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Make your decisions on how to extricate these victims and share your tactics with the rest of us.

Company Training

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Make company training fun and meaningful. Use this drill for improving the knowledge of equipment on the apparatus while getting the competitive juices flowing!

Making I-joists More Dangerous

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This is a weak spot in this floor and will sag. It will fail much faster if contacted with fire.

More on Light Weight Construction

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Check out this article for some great information and links in regards to light weight construction and the hazards that are associated with it. All firefighters and officers need to read this.

Old Building Systems

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As you can see from the picture, these wires are still in use with these old ceramic insulators.

Precarious Situations

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How would you handle a vehicle hanging over a cliff?

Company Discussion: Vacant Buildings Cont.

Just because a building is occupied does not make it inherently safe if it is on fire. The same is true for vacant buildings; just because it is vacant does not make inherently dangerous just because it is vacant. It also doesn’t mean it isn’t occupied.

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