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Marques Bush is a student of the Fire Service for twelve years. Being a Volunteer firefighter for twelve years and a paid firefighter for ten. Marques is a Captain with the St.Andrews Fire Department in the West Ashley section of Charleston, S.C. . Marques is also a Captain with the Caromi Fire Department located in Ladson, S.C. where he serves as the Captain of training. Marques is also a South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor where he teaches the basic firefighter curriculum, PPV, and Firefighter Survival Courses. Marques has also been trained in Fireground Survival by the Fire Department Training Network. Marques professional certifications include FF II, FO II. Marques is an advocate for firefighter safety and getting back to the basics.

Aaron Peters Contributing Editor

Aaron is a second generation firefighter and has been a firefighter ten years. Aaron started his fire service career in the Canton Township Fire Department, Ohio as a Volunteer firefighter. Aaron has since moved to South Carolina and still Continues to Volunteer with Caromi Fire Department as an Engineer †and is a paid firefighter with the City of Goose Creek Fire Department. Aaron is a student of the fire service and also advocates for firefighter safety and a proponent of good engine work and training. Aaron is also in the process of† becoming South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor.

 

 

D11 fire Shawn Donovan- A 12 year student of the fire service, presently serving as a Lt. on Engine 53 Boston Fire.

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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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ladderjack
“Go” Versus “No-Go” A Brief Look into Survivability Profiling
Anthony, Thank you for your response. I hope I didn't come off as saying that "I am the only opinion that matters in this paper." I agree with you 100% that there is no "Set" way to do anything, and that we need to keep our minds open to different techniques and thinking outside of…
2014-08-27 20:34:16
Ryan McGovern/ Ladderjack
“Go” Versus “No-Go” A Brief Look into Survivability Profiling
Ben, Thanks a lot for your comment! You're definitely right that there needs to be hoseline protection given to the guys working above the fire; and that a TIC should be utilized when attempting VES techniques. Every little thing we can do and engineer to make an already dangerous maneuver safer is a must! Thanks…
2014-08-27 20:25:20
Anthony Correia
“Go” Versus “No-Go” A Brief Look into Survivability Profiling
While VSP was written as an EFO paper, the paper it is not end all be all on this topic. In a presentation Marsars did last year, he himself said it wasn't 100%. Even gave an example of a fire in his home local where a person lived, that would of met unlikely survivability profiling.…
2014-08-27 19:24:24
Ben Waller
“Go” Versus “No-Go” A Brief Look into Survivability Profiling
...OK, it was 3 points, but who is counting?
2014-08-26 23:44:08
Ben Waller
“Go” Versus “No-Go” A Brief Look into Survivability Profiling
I agree, with two additional points. VIES of the tenable 2nd story windows should include the following - 1. A heavy Transitional attack in the 1st floor windows below the fire to protect the truckies' access, the ladders, and egress for truckies and (potential) victims. 2. Truckies take a thermal imaging camera and size up…
2014-08-26 23:43:33

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