Tag Archives: situational awareness

Creative Wiring

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Great wiring hard to come by. Who wired this? They did a great job.

Identifying RTU’s From the Interior

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Take care to look above you and identify RTU from the interior.

Lending a Hand?

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This is not good! This is when getting out in the neighborhood really pays off.  Sure, someone could notify you about this, but it is so much better when you just stumble across something like this. I don’t know how this was discovered, but some firefighters thought enough of it to snap some photos. Getting […]

Solar Tiles

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More solar tiles that may be difficult to identify. Be careful with these roofs. Take some time to check the meter for indicators of solar roofs.

Bulging Walls

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Look at all sides of the building, you never know what you will find.

Right in the Middle of It

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Situational awareness must be practiced at all times. Even in the platform.

Is It Real? Or Is It Something Worse?

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Solar panels on roofs are not always easy to spot. Can you easily identify them if you were to respond to a fire where the roof had solar panels like these?

Green Construction-A Different Spin

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More information on green buildings and the role fire protection has had and will have in reducing greenhouse gases. Very imformative article on green construction codes.

TIC–Some Food for Thought

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I posted a couple of pictures  a few days ago that showed a living room taped off.  The room looked normal and unaffected by whatever had gone on there. There is a great deal of information about using thermal imaging cameras to locate fires in basements.  This is a good practice to get in when […]

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-7-10

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Give us your tactics and strategies for this large residential fire. Share you thoughts and ideas on how you would tackle this fire as the first arriving company officer or commanding officer.

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