Tag Archives: firefighter safety

Simple Webbing Tips: Storage

Here is one of our instructors from Engine House Training,LLC on some simple webbing techniques. He will be running a series on different webbing uses, so stay tuned!

More Building Construction for Size Up

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In addition, the importance of the block wall in the back is important for orientation as well. If we get inside and get to a wall that is block, we have a pretty good idea of where we are. We only would know this by pre-planning and/or doing our 360.

How Many Uses Can You Come Up With?

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Everyone has their own ideas about why they carry a certain length of webbing or rope. But, don't limit yourself to the harnesses and escape systems that utilize webbing. The pieces I keep are for a multitude of basic practices that assist me, when needed, in actual firefighting.

The Reason for the Denver Drill

You can see the desperation and helplessness on their faces as they work to exhaustion to save their downed Brother. They were doing everything that they could to rescue him and were met with almost impossible conditions and a situation that they were not familiar with.

Changes in Building Features

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When firefighters become lost or disoriented we are taught to find a window or door on an outside wall. The inside of this building may feel like windows to the gloved hand, but in reality it has been blocked up.

Elevator Operations

This is a good video on operating a typical elevator. I understand that there are many different types of elevators and different operating methods, but most are very similar to this. You can have different types of keys but the systems should be pretty standard.

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.

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.

Swiftwater Coming

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Make sure you wear personal floatation devices that are appropriate for emergency services. Make sure those PFD’s are on all apparatus and ready for service.

More Company Discussions:You Are the Boss!

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Deploy your resources accordingly through what ever a first alarm will bring you. If you want to expand your alarms, hey, have at it.

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