Monthly Archives: June 2010

Tactical Scenario # 1

You (your crew) is ordered to search the third floor of a building.  The chief says “we have multiple reports of people on the third floor, go get them”. You know it’s not that simple or I wouldn’t write about it. We’ll call the building a standard 3 unit row house 20X40, end unit.  Single […]

Tactics Tuesday

This fire started in the garage and quickly moved interior. The fire was caused by a leaking fuel line on a truck. The house was a near total loss. Give your size up and tactics you would use for this fire [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.953316&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Tactics Tuesday, posted with vodpod

Fire Vocab: What does LOVERS U stand for

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BTU defined 1944

This clip answers the common question -what is a British Thermal Unit or BTU? It’s from a 1944 US goovernment film on refrigeration. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.952421&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about "BTU defined 1944", posted with vodpod

Light Weight Truss Construction in Mobile Homesby Training 38

What type of buildings do you think of when lightweight truss construction is brought up in a class, article or discussion? Most people would think of Commercial, Industrial and possibly Multi-family dwellings? Do we put into that category single and double wide mobile homes? No, we don’t. Light weight construction exists in more residential homes […]

Quick Drill :Ventilation How to use your Axe the Wrong Way!

Using the flat side of your Axe can be much faster than the blade. Often the blade will wedge itself into the roof and you have to spend energy freeing it. B… [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.951479&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about "Quick Drill :Ventilation How to use y…", posted with vodpod

Telephone, Telegraph, Tell a Firefighter

Remember the game Telephone from when you were a kid?   One person tells a story to another and then it goes from one to another until the last person gets it.  What was the outcome?  The guy at the end always had a different story then what was started.  Amazing.   What a great kid’s game.  […]

Fire Vocabulary: BTU ( British Thermal Unit )

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Charleston Nine Tribute

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IN HONOR OF THE CHARLESTON NINE 6-18-07

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charleston_phase_one_reportsofa super store report may 15 2008 finalClick on the picture and you can get the Final Report from NIOSH

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