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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 […]

Out of Air Emergency (Last Chance Rescue Filter)

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Out of Air Emergency The Last Chance Rescue Filter You are in a dark, heat, smoke filled room, and you are taking your last breath. You think to yourself “now what?”. Your mind quickly goes to a check list of things to do. During this check list, your family comes to mind. “Is this it?” […]

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 […]

2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue Announced

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ASHEVILLE, NC. April 3, 2011—The Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund Awards Committee is proud to announce the 2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue, which recognize excellence in the field of flood and swiftwater rescue. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7:30 PM, at the annual […]

Harness Induced Pathology

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Harness Induced Pathology is a silent killer in High Angle Rope Rescue, it can also be known as Harness hanging syndrome, Suspension Trauma, Suspension Induced Shock, and Etc. Whatever the title may be, it still poses a problem for rescuers and patients.

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.

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