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So You Like To Mask Up In The Yard

Your just cleaning up from lunch, when the tones drop. Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Medic 1 and Battalion 1 for the residential fire 1345 West St. You drop what you’re doing you head to the rig you ...

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Winter Time!!!!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9DPcDaxrSw] It is just about that time! The air is cold, the days are shorter, and you can smell the wood burning in the air. That is right folks WINTER IS BACK! Around here we refer to winter as ...

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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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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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What Would You Do?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5Fh3NecFQ] In this instalment of what would you do we are presented with a house fire. We get a rare look at most of the development of the fire, and a scene without fire department intervention until later. This ...

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Heat Stress

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amqfX_UpLuU] As the summer months are upon us the temperature is beginning the sky-rocket. If we are not prepared this can have an adverse affect on our operations and our overall health. For our normal duty shifts our preparation is ...

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Asbestos and Firefighters

This post comes from the great people at the Mesothelioma Center, and they expressed an interest in trying to find an avenue to educate firefighters on the dangers of asbestos. This is a topic near and dear to me as ...

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