Review your procedures for calling a mayday Discuss the parameters of when you would call a mayday like the pic below. Get your gloves and radio and call a mayday using whichever mnemonic your department uses ex LUNAR, UNCAN Also practice activating your Emergency Button on your radios with gloved hands if the buttons are […]
Sorry this isn’t where we show you a video of flashovers. The ticker tape was pretty popular so we will expand on that. Everybody loves to complain, myself included. We’ll start with some general things and then see where we go from there. Complain or praise as you see fit, but you better explain/justify your […]
While enjoying the discussion on Personal Escape Systems. Bill Carey from BackstepFirefighter really got me to thinking. Why are we always so reactionary to problems and want to fix them with gadgets when the problem does boil down to training. Don’t take me wrong I wrote the post and strongly believe personal escape systems should […]
According to USFA, as of May 31, 2110 there were 31 LODDs. Of those, 17 were heart attack. More than 54%. More than half. I guess that begs the question; Why? I’ll spare you the firehouse routine. Here are the factors that USFA uses-Tobacco use, Weight, Inactivity, Diabetes, Family history, and High Blood pressure. And […]
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