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EHT Episode 37–Truck Work Part 3-Forcible Entry

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In this episode the group discusses forcible entry for success on any fireground. Whether you’re urban, suburban or rural–the skills set is the same and the challenge of getting in and out are critical to our success.   Listen in and share!

Truck Ops Part 2-EHT Episode 036

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  This episode discusses the transitioning from an engine or other company to the truck company.  Your panel discusses the differences you can expect when operating on a truck company as opposed to the engine. The experience of the panel offers a unique perspective that can be applied to any department.  Remember, it’s not the […]

Truck Ops Podcast Series–Episode 1 from Engine House Training

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadingunderfire/GMT20180402-191521_Jason-Hoev.m4a     This is the first in a series of podcasts from Engine House Training, LLC that will discuss Truck Work.  We will be creating these series of podcasts on everything operational over the next several weeks and months.  So, be sure to stay tuned in for many more informational and fun podcasts on […]

Tool or No Tool?

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By Jason Hoevelmann with Steve Heidbreder Tool or No Tool? When we go to conferences or sit around with other engaged firefighters there is no lack of lively conversation and debate. From world affairs, to sports teams, bands and of course, tactics! There is no better time spent with other firefighters learning about what others […]

Drywall Ladder Escape

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Next time you are performing self-rescue maneuvers in training consider trying this method. The more options you have and can quickly utilize one in a self-rescue the better

VES with Ladder Bail

This is a video of a drill we do. It starts as a VES drill with the firefighter ascending the ladder and then clearing a window. The space is smoked up and the fierfighter enters, starting his search for the door. While he’s searching we throw a rug or piece of plywood ontop of them […]

Tools for a Purpose

We have taught a lot of classes and trained extensively on numerous firefighter operations. One thing that always interests me is the choice of hand tools by firefighters. Each has their own preference and favorite, but in many cases when challenged as to why that specific tool is their tool of choice, the answer is […]

Get Around

Here are some more pictures from my A Shift buddies, Jim, Bob and Dave at Florissant Valley Fire Protection District.  These photos show the challenges of just getting into some of our buildings.  It's a lot easier to get a good look at the working mechanisms and traits of these obstacles during daylight and in […]

Challenges Everywhere—-But We Have to Get In to See Them

Hey, here are some pictures sent to me by a Brother who is going out the DOING the job. The whole job.  He and his crew are getting out and checking on things.  Bob gets IT and thanks for the pics.  These are in his still area and these are buildlings that get inspected and […]

Apartment Fire Considerations

As always, this is not the only considerations when looking at apartment fires. Follow your guidelines and get out to your response areas to become familiar with similar buildings.

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