Tag Archives: Rescue

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 […]

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 […]

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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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? I’m never going to see them again. The nervousness […]

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 […]

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?

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