Teaching The Working Length

The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the ...

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Placards

Placards are used to help us identify what a vehicle is hauling. They usually have a corresponding number in the ERG to let us know what to do when we encounter the corresponding material. However would you be surprised to ...

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Fire Ground Commander Conference

SAVE THE DATE! The Fire Ground Commander Conference is coming to the Richmond Virginia area! Specifically to the Henrico Theatre in March of 2018! This is the brain child of Benjamin Martin from Embrace The Resistance Ben much like the ...

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Ultra High Pressure Training Summit

I recently returned from the Ultra High Pressure Training Summit, held in Middleton Wisconsin by the Middleton Fire Protection District in conjunction with the ATF. The conference was set up to teach, demonstrate and present the techniques and tactics utilized ...

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The 3 Hours

The 3 hours is something I live by and try an do every day. I talk about the 3 hours in every class I teach, every person I mentor, and every periscope I do. I have even mentioned it on ...

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The Four B’s of the 360

Read any NIOSH report and failure to do a 360 is usually mentioned as a contributing factor. Unfortunately this has turned the 360 into a check box item rather than something to do in order to gain the entire fire ...

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Leadership Tunnel Vision

Webster’s Dictionary defines Tunnel Vision as: constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision   extreme narrowness of viewpoint : narrow-mindedness; also : single-minded concentration on one objective In the Fire service, we often associate “tunnel vision” ...

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Hot Zone Fire Ground Concept

There has been a lot of talk lately about cancer prevention. Everything from washing gear, wash your hood Sunday, “baby wipes” has been put out on the table. We keep our gear in a separate room, we attach tubes to ...

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