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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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Ultra High Pressure Training Summit

I recently returned from the Ultra High Pressure Training Summit, held in Middleton Wisconsin by the Middleton Fire Protection District in conjunction with the ATF. The conference was set up to teach, demonstrate and present the techniques and tactics utilized ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 6

The above simulation is #6 in the line of tactical simulations. This depicts a fire in a converted gas/service station that now houses a tire shop and is full of tires. While viewing the simulation take into account your department, ...

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You Never Know What You Will Find

We all know the importance of getting out in our district, preplanning, etc. New buildings are popping up everyday and we know the dangers of new construction, and how in conjunction with low mass synthetic housing material, and high heart release rates make the environment in which we do business more dynamic and possibly more dangerous.

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The Fire Service Real World

Editors Note: This is a post from my brother Danny who serves as an Urban firefighter in the Capital City of Virginia. He has an extensive experience in working in career, combination, and volunteer fire departments. He is assigned to ...

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The Triple Split

A lot of engine companies out there utilize the “triple layer load”. It is a great hose load for low man power as 1 firefighter can deploy the entire cross lay in about 65 feet, and have the working coupling ...

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Are we a stepping stone?

Even as recently as my child hood (Which was not THAT long ago) I can never remember someone who got hired in the fire service leaving for other professions. Sure I know people who left departments to go to different ...

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