Tag Archives: Safety

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 […]

Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?

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First off let me start off by apologizing if this blog offends anyone. If you feel like you are easily offended , please do not read. Other than that, you have been warned. I decided to write this post in response to a Facebook post I saw just moments ago (I plan to keep this […]

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.

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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