Archive for March2013

Setting Up a Hoseline For Success

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We must start at understanding why we are using the hose load we are using and the pros/cons

SCBA Familiarization

Do you know your SCBA? Really, REALLY know it? I do…mostly, I’m ashamed to admit I could know the numbers and pressure levels a bit better.  Being part of a few training classes has really opened my eyes to some of my deficiencies.  Some of the basic tasks of this calling I’m not as proficient […]

The Test

The recruits have graduated, they will be moving into their first assignments.  They have a lot of things left to learn but they have the basics of fire behavior and attack to build from. Towards the end they started asking questions about firehouse life.  Some of the questions had to do with when exactly will […]

Making the Basics, Basic!

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For new and aspiring fire officers remember training does not have to take all day, but has to be effective and have a measurable outcome at the end.