Tag Archives: fire department

Row Houses

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This building fire give us many challenges and the need for resources. It is obvious we have extreme exposure problems. How do you handle this?

Frozen Firefighters

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

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.

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-10-10

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What would you do if you were the first arriving company officer on this fire? What are the main considerations with this house? Share and post your answers and thoughts.

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.

Kitchen Table Tactics

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What have we got here? What is you size up? What is you first impression as you are driving up the drive about line placement and life safety considerations? What is your first action when stepping out of the apparatus and why? Are there any special tactical considerations that aren’t obvious? Venting where and why? […]

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.

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 […]

Keokuk, Iowa: Ten Years Ago Remembered

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keokuk Photos By Cindy Iutzi It was ten years ago today that Keokuk, Iowa lost three of it’s own in a two-family residential fire. In addition to the LODD there were also three children that perished in the fire as well.  There is a great deal of information about this fire and the events that […]

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