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Since We’re Talking Ventilation…..

There are some things that can be learned from this video. We weren’t there from the onset, but valuable information can be taken away from this video.

For Those That Missed It…

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to and honor to be a guest on Firefighter Netcast hosted by Rhett Fleitz of The Fire Critic and John Mitchell from Fire Daily. It truly was a great experience and I want to thank John and Rhett (the most interesting man in the world!) for the opportunity.

More RIT Video

Remember, these videos are for reference and information only. You have to drill and practice these skills with an instructor that has the background and experience to ensure proper technique.

Fundamentals, Basics, Training, Oh My!

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We have heard of and there are some teaching victim profiling; determining if there is someone in the building or not and if it is survivable. While I understand what is trying to be done in regards to keeping ourselves safe, why should it be any different from your size-up and basic training as a company officer? A building is tenable or it is not, no matter if it is occupied or not occupied.

Personal Escape and Victim Rescue

Great personal rescue system video.

Firefighter Basics Blog Site

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Here is blog site that is worth checking out. It is called Firefighter Basics and is ran by Marques Bush. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Marques at FDIC 2010 and he is a true friend and great ambassador of the fire service

Technical Rescue/Special Ops

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However, as you can see we have two problems with this scenario: the piece of equipment tilted and the boom in the house.

The 360: Basement Bulk Heads

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The picture is a bulk head for a basement. We have always been taught and trained to look for and create a secondary means of egress for upper floors. Well, it’s no different for basements.

Breakdown of FDIC 2010 H.O.T. Classes: RIT Combat Drills

The final drill was a scenario where all the drills we went through would be applicable for a final rescue of three Maydays. It was a team building exercise and multiple teams were needed to rescue one victim. Air management is paramount and the teams must understand when to call in the next team without running out of air.

Personal Harness H.O.T. Class from FDIC 2010

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The bailout evolution was by far the funnest part of the day. There were three opportunities to bailout and I think everyone took advantage of that.

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