The other night while listening to Fire Engineering Talk Radio (Specifically the Traditions Training show) they were having a discussion on Engine company operations pertaining to long or extended handlines. As some of you may or may not know my FDIC 2011 class room presentation entitled “Long Stretch Solutions” was ont his very topic, so I felt like I would call in and give my 2 cents on what I felt and know about the topic. At the end I was asked to share some pictures of the deployment so that they could see what I was describing, so I did.
Little did I know that the next day that I would be getting phone calls and emails saying that I was on their Facebook page! It was quite a shock as I assumed those pics were just for their knowledge, and I was truly honored that they felt they were worthy enough to be put on their page.
For those of you that do not know the guys from Traditions Training go all over the country teaching classes, and training firemen to be “Combat Ready”. These guys are from some of the busiest departments in the country, and quite honestly while I think I am good instructor with a lot of knowledge I do not but myself in these guys league. Check out all of their stuff here: http://www.traditionstraining.com/ , and the Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/traditionstraining they have a lot to offer, and if your going to FDIC this year I know they will be offering several classes I took an Engine Company Class from Capt. Dan Shaw (Fairfax County Va) and Lt. Doug Mitchell (FDNY) last year and it was great.
Also if you’re not listening to Fire Engineering Talk Radio then GET WITH THE PROGRAM! They have a variety of shows with great topics, and its the chance to actually get to talk with great fire service minds for FREE take a listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio
Also Firefighternetcast is still offering great programs and training content via their Blog Talk Radio shows check them out here: http://www.firefighternetcast.com/
Give both of those a listen (you can even listen to older shows) and I know you will not be disappointed.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!