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Engine Company Search: Tri Level House

Engine Company Search: Tri Level House Life Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must ...

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Teaching The Working Length

The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 8

The above video is the next in line in the tactical simulation series. This actually depicts a similar fire in my department that recently occurred. As always the goal is to view this from the eyes of YOUR department. What ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 5

The latest in the line of tactical simulation utilizing What is your on scene report? What is your mode of operation? Where would you position apparatus? What is your initial hand line choice? If in interior fire attack mode, where ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 1

Above is the first in a line of tactical simulations using Sims U Share simulation technology. The purpose is to take these simulations and sit down with your department, shift, etc. and go over what you would do in your ...

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What is on your book shelf?

I am a firm believer that “Leaders are Readers”. With the rapid pace the fire service takes these days, and its transition to more scientific research, and an emphasis on analytical data for decision making it is impossible to keep ...

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Engine Company Fitness Circuit

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4VA21F4Wcc] Lets face it there is always a lot of focus on the Special Service Companies in the fire service. You always seem to hear people talking about searching, ropes, forcing entry, venting etc. It dominates our training menu sometimes ...

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Nostalgia

The video below is a little bit old, but I had never seen it before. it comes to us from the Stafford County Department of Fire Rescue in Stafford County Va. While I am sure you can pick apart little ...

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