Archive for July2011

When to use 2.5 ” ADULTS “

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A — Advanced Fire Upon Arrival  D — Defensive Operating Mode (Defensive Operations)  U  — Unable to Determine the Extent (Size) or Location of the Fire  L — Large, Uncompartmented Areas  T  — Tons of Water  (One ton of water per minute with a 1-1/8” tip)  S   — Standpipe Operations

Door Chocking

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I know we’re called Firefighter Basics.  I was actually wondering if this subject was TOO basic to cover.  It’s not.  We went on a run the other day and the officer told the 5 year guy to chock the door.  The 5 year guy reaches up to his helmet and lo and behold the 2 […]

Failure During Training

During the setup a multi-agency drill, a conversation was started after a prop that was going to be used was built. The conversation covered when to remove a firefighter from the prop that will be used as apart of an Air Management course. The statement was made a firefighter starts to lose it you remove them […]