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Victim Rescue

The below video brings to light a couple of things. 1. Like the post earlier today said it takes a mastery of basics in order to be able to pull off things like this. 2. Search discipline is a must, ...

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It Takes The Basics

  This picture speaks volumes! Often times in todays high technology world where there is an “app” for everything we forget some of the basic yet vital tasks that need to be mastered in order for us to do our ...

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American Series 2000 Lock

This is just a short video on how to defeat the American Series 2000 lock AKA “The Hockey Puck Lock”. I was originally taught this method by Capt. Robert Morris of the FDNY at FDIC East in Atlantic City New ...

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Public Service Announcement

It is a shame that in an instructional picture on how to “Kick in a door” that a fireman is used to depict the act. Sadly to many of us are out there kicking doors while perfectly good tools are ...

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How We Search: Commercial Occupancies

  Commercial occupancies are often hugely debated when it comes to several fire service topics. Search is no different. For the purposes of this discussion a “Commercial Occupancy” is any building that is not a residential occupancy. It can be a ...

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What about the other part?

For a while now there have been blogs, articles, and talk detailing the reasons we should search. These articles specifically focus on the argument on wethere to enter or not enter “vacant” properties. These articles are thrown at you every ...

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Just Be Ready

Short, sweet, and to the point…JUST BE READY!! If your going on a fire alarm I do not care if you have been 1,000 times it goes off for a reason so until you get there act accordingly. The same ...

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The Collyers Mansion

In 1947 the Collyer Brothers were found dead among about 100 tons of junk ranging from phone books, to doll heads. Granted this was not because of a fire but ever since that day ever person to go through FDNY’s Probie School ...

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