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Roof Ops

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Should we be putting firefighters at risk during defensive operations?

Kitchen Table Tactics 01/05/10

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Apartment fires can be challenging, how would you tackle this incident?

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

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What see is not always what we get. Get a good look from all sides, it might just save your life.

Ice Rescue: Technician Required?

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What is the minimum level of training a firefighter should have before entering the ice for rescues?

How Far We’ve Come

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I love this picture. Not because it is an easy target for us safety minded guys who like using these kinds of pictures for training purposes. No, I love it because this was just how it used to be. It still doesn’t make it right, but, in small towns all over America and the world, […]

Winter Hazards on the Scene

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Be careful, and remember, if it can happen, it will. Winter conditions can make an already challenging incident even more complex and dangerous. Stay safe and warm out there.

Fire Discussion 3

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Okay, here is your kitchen table Company Discussion for the day. Let’s take a look at what we have going on here. The two pictures say a great deal about this fire.

Remember the PIV?

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Remember when doing inspections to check out the fire department connection.  We all do that pretty well for the most part, making sure that nothing is blocking it and noting where it is for tactical reasons.  However, I have seen crews miss checking the Post Indicator Valve when checking the FDC/Sprinkler System. It is just […]

Company Training Discussion 2: Residential Fire with Exposure

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This is the response from the posting from the other day.  Our fried Fred commented with the following details: Assuming wood frame construction of main structure. Challenges: fire already past egress point at patio doors of main structure. Exposure of propane tank in backyard. Possible hazardous storage in garage. Garage may be block construction. 1st […]

Woe the Shopping Carts

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With the holidays over, so to speak, the big sales days are upon us now.  You might want to check on your big stores to make sure things are in order. As we can see here, the shopping carts have taken precedent over the people inside for access to the exit.  This happens a great […]

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