Category Archives:

Always Preplanning

  This is a blog post by one of our instructors, Andrew Krato.   While in Indy at FDIC my first night on the town I was looking out of my hotel window and I came across this building. What I saw was just a reminder of how important it is to get out and […]

The Long Stretch and Push

Entry Img

When looking at this type of building we need to consider the construction type, occupancy, access and egress points and any special hazards. What are our initial resources and what should we have coming on the way? This building is four stories and is a dormartory at a college. The corridor length is 225 from stairwell to stairwell. As you look at the building in the picture, the stairwell on the right is more remote from a parking surface than the one on the left.

Jason Hoevelmann presenting “A Firefighter’s Own Worst Enemy” at FDIC 2012

That’s right, it is different. That team may lose a game if they don’t practice. We may lose a firefighter, a citizen, a building or a block of buildings if we don’t practice. It’s time to be different. It’s time to not cave into negative peer pressure and to create our own positive peer pressure that makes it “wrong” to be on the side of “inaction.” It’s time we hold what we do and love to a high standard and expect the best of ourselves and of those around us. Do the job and do it better than well. Encourage others with our actions and show the next generation what being a firefighter is about. Don’t let them be their own worst enemy.

background image Blogger Img

Jason Hoevelmann

Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal with the Sullivan Fire Protection District, a combination department, and a career firefighter/paramedic with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in North St. Louis County.

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Comments
Dan Martin
Choosing the Right Bailout Kit
There is academic research out there on portions of these systems; specifically the ropes. Feel free to contact the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute, Firefighter Life Safety Research Institute to get more information. We all are in this together, to keep firefighters safe.
2015-02-12 21:42:32
reny
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
Do you get a cert like fire officer 1 or 2 when your done?
2015-02-11 01:19:17
Jeff Coffey
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
What is the cost of this online course?
2015-02-10 19:41:17
Evan
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
will you get a certification or a certificate?? Is it at ur own speed?
2015-02-10 19:39:42
Omar
The 2 1/2″ Line: Sweat, Effort and Persistence
Nosotros usamos el 2 1/2 como respaldo principalmente en estructuras grandes como edificios, para casas solo usamos de 1 3/4, los tendidos de respaldo en 2 1/2 andan pre conectados en la parte posterior del camión y tenemos las líneas de alimentación en 3 pulgadas que usamos también para extender los tendidos, en si, las…
2015-02-07 21:15:02

Jason Hoevelmann's Discussions

/* Removes Buzzboost Logo (MBT) */ div #creditfooter{ display: none; }
Follow Jason Hoevelmann

AFFOWE Calandar

February 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

LATEST FIREFIGHTER NEWS

HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS

LATEST ON FIRE ENGINEERING

FEATURED DISCUSSIONS