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Aggressive??

First of all I apologize for the lack of activity for the last few days. I was at the NASCAR race for 3 days, and of course yesterday was the opening NFL weekend. There are very few things I like ...

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September Drill of the Month

On the heels of another “Confined Space” LODD http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/116155 this months drill is about Confined Space Rescue Safety, and Procedures. Just a few months ago the IAFC issues a “Safety Stand Down” referencing Confined Space operations after several LODD in a short time ...

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NEVER FORGET!!!!!!

This saturday is the 9th anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/01. A lot has changed since then a lot of things for the better and some for the worse. I remember right after the attacks firefighters every where were viewed as heroes. ...

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Interesting

I know I have been hitting the SCBA thing pretty hard lately. In my opinion it is very important because everything we face today has toxic elements, and you have no idea how much damage even a small exposure will cause ...

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Some Great Training from DCFD

Here is some great training offered up by the DCFD http://www.dcfdfalltraining.com/ Best part is the proceeds benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation http://www.dcffburnfoundation.org/. The training is 2 days and it benefits a great cause. I hope I can make it, and ...

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More SCBA Stuff

Last night  prior to our fantasy football draft (yes we do other things besides the fire department, not a lot but some), my brother and I got into one of our usual debates on fire tactics (imagine that right). he ...

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Master Stream on a Bus Fire? You be the Judge!

http://statter911.com/2010/08/21/master-streams-used-to-control-bus-fire-pictures-from-anne-arundel-county-md/ The above video has been getting a lot of play on various fire service websites, and even more debate on the “tactics” used to bring the incident under control. The video shows you a bus on fire, but it’s not just ...

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Great Minds Think Alike

It seems that a lot of people are talking ventilation these days, and since the last 2 posts here on the blog have been about ventilation it seems that we have taken that trend and ran with it! As I ...

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Roof Ventilation

http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/3599238959/articles/fire-engineering/firedynamics/2010/08/Primary-Roof-Ventilation-Operations-for-Flat-Roof-Structures.html The above article from Fire Engineering is from a DC ladder company captain and it focuses primarily on flat roof ventilation operations specifically on residential flat roofs. It’s a great article and well worth the read. Having been previously assigned ...

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