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Firefighter Basics launched in February 2009 after Founder/Editor Marques Bush was looking for a way to express himself and share his experiences with brother and sister firefighters. Shortly after founding the site Marques spoke with several trusted friends and ask them to come on board and contribute also. Firefighter Basics is a dedicated group of firefighters who strive everyday to practice what they preach about Training, Safety, and Tradition.† We can be reached at firefighterbasics@gmail.com

7 Comments

  • Jason says:

    Hey, congrats on the new move. Looking good, keep up the good work and I will see you at FDIC 2011.

  • Hey Marques,

    Good to hear from you. Site looks good! Keep in touch.

    Matt

  • Marques,

    Give me a shout back. I’d like to talk to you about co-hosting/sponsoring some training events.

    Matt McDowell
    Safe Firefighter, LLC

  • Regina J says:

    This is an Awsome Web site , keeping up and sharing the latest fire information that we all want to know. Keep doing what you doing Marques.

  • Joe Galizio says:

    Hello,
    Iím Joe Galizio. I have just finished writing a childrenís book called ďDonít Be Afraid.Ē As a volunteer EMT on Long Island, I have seen quite a few fires and accidents involving children. I have also visited many schools to help educate children about emergency workers, the gear we wear and use, and how to act during emergencies.

    Iíve come to find that children are often scared of us and our tools, especially when involved in an incident. My book is to help educate kids not to hide from us, and to become familiar with a lot of the tools we will use during these emergencies. I launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes to get this project launched and am looking for professional opinions, advice, and assistance spreading the word. Please let me know what you think, and if you have any advice, I would be glad to hear it.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/611795399/dont-be-afraid

    Thank you for your time.
    Ė Joe Galizio

  • I commend all first responders, firefighters in an effort to educate and inform everyone about the benefits of being prepared for emergency. I’m not a firefighter just a public citizen that knows first hand’s the benefit of practicing safety. I consider myself to be pre-responded and act in an effort to hopefully improve safety where safety is lacking. The website Home Depot 911.com is dedicated to the memory of all victims of previous disasters, and to gallant heroic efforts all first responders on 9/11 and the call to duty and their ultimate sacrifices in defense of human life.
    Safety must be practice prior to a disaster. Those that do not heed the lessons from past disasters doomed to repeat the lessons with the loss of innocent life and the sorrow that surrounds it. We must be vigilant, we must practice safety to benefit from its necessity. thank you for all your work.
    Sincerely
    Michael McGrath
    homedepot911.com

  • Gary Thomas says:

    What is your department’s policy on removing electrical meters at structur fires

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Marques Bush

Firefighter Basics launched in February 2009 after Founder/Editor Marques Bush was looking for a way to express himself and share his experiences with brother and sister firefighters. Shortly after founding the site Marques spoke with several trusted friends and ask them to come on board and contribute also. Firefighter Basics is a dedicated group of firefighters who strive everyday to practice what they preach about Training, Safety, and Tradition.  We can be reached at firefighterbasics@gmail.com

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Jim P.
The World is not on fire.
BRAVO. Very good observations. Thanks for writing this. Decisions/leadership based upon fear or lack of training is unacceptable. These things need to be said, to counteract the attitudes that are trying to influence future generations of firefighters.
2015-03-18 14:39:28
Ret. Capt.
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
I'm not sure how the Portsmouth, VA FD normally operates but that is an embarrassment. I am not understanding any part of why the hose team did not make entry while one other member broke out the window with an extension ladder to provide quick ventilation. From what is seen, and the conditions present, in…
2015-01-16 17:21:54
Met Fan
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
Actually it does not seem to raise the temperatures at the floor in most cases. Do you feel feel different after attack begins? Of course you do. Steam is produced when water hits the fire and you feel the humidity through your gear. This is going to happen regardless of whether the stream entered a…
2014-12-29 02:43:23
Ryan McGovern (Ladder Jack)
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
Marques, As I have been following this debate for the past few weeks, and looking for the best way to respond, I could find no "correct" way to join the conversation without maybe coming off as narrow-minded. The response you have here says exactly what I believe is the best way to approach the SLICER/…
2014-12-03 00:41:24
Fyrfyter19
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
Though hitting a fire from the outside lowers the temperature in the room, it raises it closer to the floor. I've been a firefighter for 14 years and work for an inner city department. You'd better be damn sure there are no victims in the structure anywhere near where those heated gasses are going to…
2014-11-24 17:54:49

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