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Update on some things

Wow has it been busy around here! Working both jobs, studying for class and the promotional assessment center, kids, and add in a super storm hurricane and it has been quite a lot going on and it has been taking a lot ...

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Shock The Door

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATKiZgRRnyE] The above video gives you some examples of shocking, gaping, setting, and forcing the inward swinging door. One thing firefighters often leave out is the initial shock of the door. Shocking the door can indicate where the door ...

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Beware The Outside Stair

In multifamily dwellings all over the country outside stair wells exists. They can be made of metal or wood. In either case we do not know the up keep of these stairs, nor do we know if these stairs have ...

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October Drill Of The Month: The Handcuff Knot

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNHPVMVC9jk] Short sweet and to the point, the handcuff knot is vital to RIT/RIC operations. It can be used to attach to down firefighters either using the loops created by tying the knot, or using those loops and attaching a ...

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The Wire Brush

With our staffing levels getting lower, and our buildings getting higher it seems counter productive to ask people to ADD something to the tools and equipment they carry into and around a fire building. However in order to accomplish our ...

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Through The Lock: Rim Lock

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu0-nIgBSZk] The above video is a great instructional tool on how to go through the lock on the rim lock. These locks are typically found in older residential and multifamily dwellings. It even covers the difficulties of the “burglar ...

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Firefighter Fitness

There are 2 articles recently posted on the Fire Service Warrior (www.fireservicewarrior.com) that in my opinion are articles everyone needs to read as they are some definitive writings when it pertains to Firefighter Fitness. They are, http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2012/09/what-do-you-weigh/ By Jonah Smith http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2012/10/a-question-of-philosophy/ By ...

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