“Taking out the Trash”

I came to work the other day and the Lt told me “I took out the trash.  FF ____ is going to another house.  He’s not our problem anymore.”  My first question “Why?”.  Now, don’t get me wrong this firefighter is apparently not cut out for this work.  He does not go into the building […]

Flashover Friday: “I fight your Fears”

OK, after somebody pushed my buttons last week. (firestudent) I just could not deal with this half A$$ dance around the subject crap anymore.  OK, in no particular order. When you work at THE slowest company in the city “I fight your fears” must refer to insomnia.  And you were appointed there?  Come on.

Forcible Entry Training Video

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RIT and a little challenge tossed in.

Ok  folks, here we go. We all or most have been hit by less manpower, because we all know we can do more with less. For those of that run with a 3 person company, (Driver, Boss, and a Firefighter) no real challenge here. For those who have 5 or 6 member teams here is […]

Just Because You Look Salty Does Not Mean You Are!

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The firefighter dressed in Black is a 36 year vet in an Urban department he does not have to look salty While participating in a burn with brother firefighters the question came up about how nice and shiny my new helmet was. Although I knew the firefighters I was with where just kidding it made […]

Tactics Tuesday

Discuss your Size- up Incident operations. Tell us where you would place your apparatus [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.965365&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Tactics Tuesday, posted with vodpod

Basic Competition Drill

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Here is a quick and easy drill that we found on the internet a little while back. It is fun and promotes friendly competition between all members. All you will need is full P.P.E with SCBA, tape tools, a cone and a stop watch or other timing device. Setting it up takes about 5 minutes. […]

Flashover Friday

The topic for Flashover Friday is: Marginal Firefighter 1 . How do you deal with them 2. Tips for improvement 3. How to handle the rest of the crew tired of the marginal firefighter We want to hear from the Senior Man all the way up to the Officer’s

The Basics: What does it mean to you?

Often times firefighters will wonder why during an advanced topic such as rappelling they are struggling with rigging and rope work in general. The answer to the question is because during Fire I they choose to not work until they can’t get their basic knots wrong. When you see an engine company who arrives first […]

Tactics Tuesday

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