Tag Archives: Pre-Incident Survey’s

Fire Ops

We want you to Identify basic functions by putting yourself in the position of our brother and sisters in the videos. Remember these are videos and you could be the next week. We want to learn and grow not critcize. Five basic points to consider. •Size-Up •Command •Hose Lines ( Deployment, Number ) •Truck Functions […]

Legacy Tactics Part II by Training 38

So what does it take, to effectively manage a scene and not be labeled as a “Legacy” department? First, you must understand your response area, resource availability and the ability of your personnel. Secondly, once you arrive on scene, paint the picture gives a “Windshield size-up”. Then you must exit the vehicle and conduct a […]

Legacy Tactics Part I by Training 38

I have viewed the “Legacy vs. Modern Room” video that was done by NIST a dozen times. Every time I watch the video, I wonder how many departments are still operating as a “Legacy” department with tactics. Strategies have pretty much stayed the same throughout time, Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Conservation. The last […]

Pre- Planning a tool for Fire Ground Survival

Often times firefighters have to gripe when being told they have to conduct Pre-Planning. During this time firefighters should understand the opportunity that has been afforded to them. Firefighters have to take notice of the construction , and hazards while the building is open to them. Even if a firefighters are on one man company […]

D.E.R. Deep Environmental Retrofit

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            D.E.R.  Deep Environmental Retrofit, the process of adding large amounts of insulation and wind proofing to older buildings.  The concept is simple; Add more layers of insulation and wind proofing to cut down on the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a building. The layers are: 1. […]

Pre-Planning, Where to start.

Get out in the street and Pre-Plan