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Ventilation Using an Axe

This is a great drill to practice on a training prop or an acquired structure. We all know saws work all the time on the roof. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.928112&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Ventilation Using an Axe“, posted with vodpod

Aerial Operations: Cone Drill by Anchor Point

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Aerial operations are an often neglected skill in the fire service.    Frequently, a newer firefighter will hear, “Put the stick up and cut the roof.”  The veteran firefighter will point to the outriggers, point to the controls and then point to the roof and say, “Make it happen.”  It sounds easy enough, but it is […]

Venting a window with a ladder

All firefighters should have the ability to throw an extension ladder by themselves and know how to vent the windows if necessary. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.927402&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Venting a window with a ladder“, posted with vodpod

Quick Drill: Thermal Imaging

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The next time you go out on your apparatus to the grocery store or just sitting around the fire station take out your TIC and start learning to read the contrast in the pictures. Take one hot and one cold item and sit them in a room of a different ambient temperature. While at the […]

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