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

Where Did the Pride Go!

Has anyone noticed lately that we have started to navigate away from wearing actual uniforms? The uniform was one of  the most scared parts of our job. Putting on our uniform could make a man change the way he felt on the inside. Firefighters today have just started wearing whatever they feel. You see firefighters […]

SCBA Familiarization Drill

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In the Photo above the firefighter was preparing to don there SCBA and it became entangled around there head. In the drill below the intent is for firefighters to become familiar with the parts of the SCBA and Don it with zero visibility. Drill instructions: The firefighters will need to be in full protective clothing […]

Quick Drill: Donning PPE

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For This drill you will need your apparatus and your turnout gear. Keep your turnout gear in the position you normally would for a response. Get a stopwatch or use the one on your phone. Simulate being toned for a call and then have the time keeper start the clock. Put on your turnout gear […]

LIP: Do You Follow It

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L– Life safety. Means you will bet the farm to save a savable life. I– Incident Stabilization. We are the calm after the storm. P-Property Conservation. These are someone’s belongings. If you can save them, it’s much appreciated. These are the Tactical Objectives for any call you go on. With the first priority always being […]

Introducing Anchor Point

Anchor Point is a veteran firefighter from a large urban department whom agreed to come on board and offer tips and drills and fill the gap Aaron and I are missing being  Suburban firefighters. Anchor Point will also take questions and comments via email at firefighterbasics@gmail.com.

A Firefighters Life

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Backdraft Video

Can you recognize the signs of a BackDraft

Laying A Supply Line

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Laying a supply line is a critical element to fire ground success. When fighting fires that require more water than the booster tank holds; It is vitally important to get a continuous water supply established. When laying a supply you first have to establish which type of lay is to be conducted. Which lay will you conduct? […]

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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