Firefighter Basics Crew

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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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
LeRoy Burlingame
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
I found that firefighters do more calls than just structure fires, so with that I've established an acronym I use and teach others in my company. FIRE; First unit, Identify, Resources, Evaluate. It's simple and can't be used for any type of call. I know it won't ever catch like SLICERS but it works. First…
2014-11-20 20:22:06
Al waters
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
When I think of slicers or dicers I think of an acronym to remind you of interior attack tactics. S you should constantly be aware of your surroundings by maintaining your situational awareness while making an interior attack. L locating the fire is really apart of size up I.e. Seat of the fire and extension.…
2014-11-20 01:28:05
anchorpoint1
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
As you can most likely tell, I am in favor of the questioning. Thank you for your concern, but I am not offended. This arena does not lend itself kindly to the soft skinned. The purpose of this site is the discussion. Seeing how other departments operate and comparing that to how your department operates.…
2014-11-17 00:21:17
Bobby Halton
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
Anchor point, I to detest ideologues, there are no silver bullets, there is no one size tactic that fits all fires. I find it absolutely distressing that recently a friend of mine called those who disagree with some of the tactics being suggested as a result of some of the studies from UL and NIST…
2014-11-17 00:02:28

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