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Typical Fireman

Video of a typical fireman. We all know this guy.

Thomas Hotel Fire, 1961

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Simple oversights on fire inspections could make a difference in an emergency. Be thorough and enforce the fire codes.

2×4’s for Locks

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Great use of a 2×4! Someone thought its was a good idea to put a 2×4 in the door to keep it locked. But, it will also do a good job of keeping people in during a fire. If it is dark and people are panicked, that board could cause some big problems. The board […]

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-13-2010

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Based on your risk vs benefit, are these victims viable and worth the risk? What do you do?

Lending a Hand?

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This is not good! This is when getting out in the neighborhood really pays off.  Sure, someone could notify you about this, but it is so much better when you just stumble across something like this. I don’t know how this was discovered, but some firefighters thought enough of it to snap some photos. Getting […]

Long Way Down

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Jump for it. These exits may require some agility to escape from.

Solar Tiles

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More solar tiles that may be difficult to identify. Be careful with these roofs. Take some time to check the meter for indicators of solar roofs.

Chief on Scene and In the Smoke

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Chiefs need to remember their tasks and responsibilities on the fire ground. As aggresssive as you want to be, stay safe and set the example.

More From Arizona–Yikes!

Here is more on the situation in Arizona.  I have attached the letter from the Fire Marshal. Things are getting crazy out there.  Be careful and we  need to rally the troops and fight these cuts.  Some of these programs are crucial for training and resources.   AZbudgetannouncement[1]   Read this letter, it is frightening […]

If It Keeps Tripping, Just Tie it Down

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Nothing like being resourceful with the electric. It keeps tripping the breaker, so let’s just tie it down.

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