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Fire Service Books

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Keeping these books and others within reach is a good way to stay engaged. These resources gives you valuable information at your fingertips when you need it. It is also a good way to pass on information to others and to have meaningful conversation about “fire stuff.”

Basics of Size-Up and Smoke Reading

Here is a good video from our buddy Dale Pekel. Dale has a series of great training videos. In this video, he shows some basics about size up and reading smoke.

Visiting Chicago

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I will hopefully get to posting regularly soon. We just got back from Houston last week and now we are visiting Chicago for a few days.  So until I get back in the routine and have regular access to internet and my computer, here is a picture of the Engine 8 house in Chicago. It […]

Dangerous Situation

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