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.

Fundamentals of Timber Rigging (Part one)

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With newer equipment and technology, training on how to rig timbers for rescue has greatly diminished.

Confined Space Rescue Training

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A Great opportunity for Confined Space Training on a WWII Battleship

Super Heros????

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Does PPE make firefighters a super hero? How many of us think we will not get hurt with our PPE on?

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?


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