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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 […]

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.

Bulging Walls

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Look at all sides of the building, you never know what you will find.

The Plain Clothes Vent Man

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Don’t allow this on your scene. There is no room for the Plain Clothes Vent Man at your calls.

Right in the Middle of It

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Situational awareness must be practiced at all times. Even in the platform.

Upcoming Presentation by Bobby Halton

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Make your plans now to attend this great presentation by Chief Bobby Halton, Ret. on March 5th.

Roof Ops the Right Way

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This is a good look at how to vent a roof the safe way! Okay, I found it.  The last two roof ops posts have shown the way “not” to vent a roof. (see Roof Ops and More Roof Ops) Now, I have found a picture of how to vent the roof.  I have to […]

More Roof Ops

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Is there anything we are forgetting here? First, let me make it clear, I was looking for a picture I have of a crew working on the roof the correct way when I came across this one. I know, we have beat the first Roof Ops post to death and if you don’t want to […]

Green Roofs and Fire Operations

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Let’s try to determine how we would need to change our tactics, if at all, on a green building. This is a house fire like all the others with the exception the roof is a grassy meadow.

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