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The Science of Firefighting Cisterns: San Francisco Fire Department

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I came across this video, some of you may have seen this but in case you haven’t.   Have you ever wanted to know how¬†San Francisco Fire Department deals with water supply in an earth quake prone areas/city?? Check out this video. SFFD explains in detail how their water system works for fire attack when […]

Four Firefighters Rescued (Documentary, A Year Later)

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On January 30th of 2014, Greensboro Fire Department, NC responded to a working car fire at a auto repair shop. While the crew of Engine 11 were getting dressed in their PPE, they were notified the car was inside of the shop currently on fire. As crews were working to extinguish the fire, the unthinkable […]

Firefighter’s Life saved by the Last Chance Rescue Filter

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The incident occurred on October 8th 2013 with the LA City Fire Department. A Firefighter became trapped when the second floor he was on collapsed to the first floor. The firefighter became trapped under fallen debris. When the firefighter ran out of air he was forced to use his Last Chance Rescue Filter. After putting […]

Confined Space Training On USS North Carolina

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It is that time of year again to sigh up for a rare opportunity to train on the most decorated Battleship in all of World War II, the USS North Carolina located in beautiful Wilmington North Carolina. While taking this program you will get a chance to put your skills to the test and have […]

To Go… or Not To Go… (That is the question)

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  During my recent trip to the S.C. Fire Academy for the 2013 Kill the Flashover research fires, I came away with one aspect as to the importance of thermal imaging and the fire attack that rocked my paradigm. It is referred as the GO..NO TEST. This is worthy of reading brothers so don’t stop […]

The Creation of a Firefighter

When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “Your doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said “Have you read the specification on this person? Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending […]

Christmas Tree Safety

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As we approach another Christmas season, we need to always remember safety. During this time is prime for traffic accidents , fires, falls, and other traumatic incidents. But today we are going to focus on Christmas Tree Safety. It seems every year that the public is so excited that they rush the season by putting […]

Fundamentals of Timber Rigging (Part 2)

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Setting up the Timber Tripod With the current economic crisis in the country and other countries, fire departments are cutting cost where the can. Normally the training budget is first to go and then comes the equipment budget. There are various companies that have premanufactured tri-pod systems for example, DBI, Skedco, Arizona Vortex, and the […]

Hooks and Hoses, Let’s Work Together

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These positions are the workhouses of the fireground and one does not perform or work efficiently without the other.

Loading the Barrel of the Shot Gun…. Live Fire Training Comments

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Are we seriously training firefighters that our gear and our equipment is always reliable to protect us from such temperature extremes such as flashover?