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Thirsty Thursday: Forcible Entry Demo

What proper training and technique can do. This is just to wet your appetite as we are going into the weekend. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.929879&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Thirsty Thursday“, posted with vodpod

Apparatus Placement at MVA’s

When we respond to an MVA, there are many factors to figure out as far as vehicle placement goes. Placement of the apparatus can either hinder you or help you. What I would like everyone to do, is write a little comment on how your department has the tools set up and what you do on […]

Tactical Entertainment: Officers Pay Attention

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While on the Fire Ground it is the responsibility of the Fire Officer to ensure safety of the crew. If you are an Officer and you are doing all the work while others are watching, You are simply getting Tactical Entertainment. While some Officers will disagree I ask this.  If you are doing all the […]

Complacency by: Anchor Point

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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared.  It’s an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms” Colin Powell. I have several great stories about complacency, but I’m sure you can get plenty of examples every day at the kitchen table.  The only people you […]

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

Video and Drill on VES

Here is an excellent training video on VES use and train before trying VES under live fire conditions. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.928111&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Video and Drill on VES“, 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 […]

Who’s in charge? by Scott Feather

Is the incident calling the shots or is the incident commander? Have you ever felt like that? Be honest. How many times have you wondered, who is in charge? Some fire officers have a better command presence than others. Very quickly we know who is in charge of the scene. As we respond to the […]

Introducing Scott Feather

Scott Feather began his career at the Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Dept, in Sevier, TN. During his Senior year in High School Scott became a Certified firefighter. Upon graduation Scott joined the United States Air Force as a  Firefighter in 1993.  Scott has been stationed in various parts of the Country to Included New Mexico,  […]

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