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Working Off Ladders

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Don’t forget the basics. Let’s keep ourselves safe on ladders. Use your leg locks and/or lodder belts.

Vent, Enter and Search

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Would you use VES on this fire? What tactics would you use instead or in addition too to search for occupants?

Fire Growth vs. Resources

This is a good example of the need for more resources. It concerns me when I see lines in a building and there is nobody at the entry point for a back up. In addition, we are constantly training on coordinated attacks. We have no available crews for ventilation or search and rescue that I […]

Fire in the Middle

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Your first line placement is important, even on the simple fires. Make sure you pick the appropriate size.

Frozen Firefighters

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Winter operations make the job harder and more dangerous. Take precautions and be safe.

Venting the Roof

Take a look at this video and let me know what you see. I posted the still frame from this video and had some great responses. Now, here is the whole thing. What do you see and what would you do different if anything?

How to Deploy

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Assign your crews to tasks on this house fire with rescue. They are all sitting at the front door, but you need them elsewhere. Where do you put them and why?

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?

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.

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