Tag Archives: Survival

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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