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Radio Communications Drill

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIclEzOlYL0] I saw this video and had to post it. Everyone knows that communications on the fireground are always a hot topic. They are usually listed in every NIOSH report, every after action review of every call, and every ...

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Quick Focible Entry Tip

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N15KLp-hl6Y&w=560&h=315] Above you will see a video on a quick forcible entry tip on how to handle recessed outward swinging doors. It comes to us from our brothers over at Irons and Ladders (www.ironsandladders.com) If you have any of these ...

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Forcible Entry Challenge: The Rear Door

I posted these pictures on twitter (@averagejakeff) yesterday and got some good responses so I thought why not bring it to the masses! (or the 5 of you who read this site) Commonly the rear door of any occupancy is ...

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Inspiration from Irons and Ladders

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKkohuAp33c] Firehouse innovation has always interested me, especially since I am not the handiest of people. You can go on YOUTUBE and find thousands of home-made props, and within a few hours you can enhance your fire training. I have been lucky ...

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Masking Up In the Enroute Yields Positive Results

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa_BOu3szpc] I have written about his subject several times. It has been debated, argued, revisited and gone through the whole hay bailer again. Much like everything we do, there are several different ways to accomplish the same mission. A majority of them ...

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Interesting Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9rYq6sOqoU] I say interesting because very rarely do you get to see a video with 2 victim rescue, and the forcible entry process of a heavily fortified door, with a roll down gate. Take this video and apply your ...

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Why Fight Fair?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNPhq5ggoE] By now I am sure a lot of you who frequent the trade magazines, fire service blogs, etc. have seen videos and reports on how new and old furnishings impact fire growth and development. We all know it ...

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Traditions Training Coming To West Point VFD

Coming VERY, VERY soon to the West Point (VA) Volunteer Fire Department Traditions Training (www.traditionstraining.com) will be offering there 16 hour Forcible Entry Academy! This is sure to be some excellent hands on training with top-level instructors that teach al over ...

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