Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tactics Tuesday

Discuss your Size- up Incident operations. Tell us where you would place your apparatus [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.965365&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Tactics Tuesday, posted with vodpod

Basic Competition Drill

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Here is a quick and easy drill that we found on the internet a little while back. It is fun and promotes friendly competition between all members. All you will need is full P.P.E with SCBA, tape tools, a cone and a stop watch or other timing device. Setting it up takes about 5 minutes. […]

Flashover Friday

The topic for Flashover Friday is: Marginal Firefighter 1 . How do you deal with them 2. Tips for improvement 3. How to handle the rest of the crew tired of the marginal firefighter We want to hear from the Senior Man all the way up to the Officer’s

The Basics: What does it mean to you?

Often times firefighters will wonder why during an advanced topic such as rappelling they are struggling with rigging and rope work in general. The answer to the question is because during Fire I they choose to not work until they can’t get their basic knots wrong. When you see an engine company who arrives first […]

Tactics Tuesday

Give your size up an incident operations based on what you see [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.964769&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Tactics Tuesday, posted with vodpod

Large Area Search Drill

My department and my company were involved in a large area search drill our last shift. This was a multi- company, multi -department event in an old automotive plant in a neighboring district. I urge everyone reading this to go to Urban Firefighter Magazine, volume 1 for the whole background on this drill, the Brothers […]

Truck Company Daily Checks

Like always, I’m not here to tell you your job.  Do what’s in your SOP’s and what you’re told to do by your bosses.  I’ve been bouncing around the city in my half a$$ promotional status and I’ve had the pleasure and displeasure of working with a variety of crews.  I just want to review […]

Water rescue Basics

So, after another frustration round of training where everybody knows everything and the boss gets shouted to the back row,  I’ve come to a conclusion (again).  You need to have an SOP that outlines what companies should do at different incident types.  Lacking that there should at least be a list of minimum standards. I’m […]

Fire Alarm activation drill

Ok Brothers and Sisters, we all run these things regularly. The drill portion of this is quick and easy, well maybe. We all have policies for AFA’s do we follow them the same at 2 in the afternoon or 2 in the morning? We all need a refresher from time to time. 1. get out the […]

Building hazard identification

Let’s take a look at identifying hazards in different structures. This drill is great because it can be used in-house or on the street and really should be used by officers and firefighters alike. This drill is gaged to make us think and use our common sense, yes I said it, Common Sense! Since this has […]

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