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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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August Drill of the Month

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2dSzENYh4A&feature=player_embedded#! This video has been making the rounds to the various fire service blog sites and I think it brings up a ton of teaching points to be considered. The video starts with heavy fire venting from the top floor ...

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July Drill Of The Month

http://statter911.com/2010/07/06/time-to-go-evac-tones-in-rochester-one-firefighter-doesnt-hesitate/ The above link is from a story on Statter911.com. It shows a significant house fire in Rochester where firefighters were unable to make the seat of the fire and an emergency evacuation was ordered by the Incident Commander. July’s ...

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June Drill Of The Month

When we are in recruit school or our initial firefighter training, we are often taught to throw ladders with multiple people. However in the real world on the fireground this isn’t always possible. 1 firefighter techniques for smaller ladders (12, 16, ...

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May Drill of the Month

Below is a link to a video posted on youtube.com focusing on forcible entry techniques. It demonstrates several 1 person techniques and a few 2 person techniques on a home-made forcible entry simulator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1GicZRkNz8&playnext_from=TL&videos=Hyea6-Q428I This months drill wants you to ...

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