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Engine Company Search: Town House

Engine Company Search: Town 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 be ...

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Taylors Tins Product Review

I had been wanting a new shield and had been doing research on what would be best. My brother had gotten a metal shield and I really liked it, but the design options from this company just didn’t fit what ...

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Geniuses and Visionaries

For the last few days I have had the chance to be on staff for the Fire Ground Commander Conference. It was a tremendous learning experience on multiple levels. I learned what it truly takes to run a conference with ...

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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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Placards

Placards are used to help us identify what a vehicle is hauling. They usually have a corresponding number in the ERG to let us know what to do when we encounter the corresponding material. However would you be surprised to ...

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The 3 Hours

The 3 hours is something I live by and try an do every day. I talk about the 3 hours in every class I teach, every person I mentor, and every periscope I do. I have even mentioned it on ...

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The Four B’s of the 360

Read any NIOSH report and failure to do a 360 is usually mentioned as a contributing factor. Unfortunately this has turned the 360 into a check box item rather than something to do in order to gain the entire fire ...

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DO YOU EVEN BLOG BRO?

It feels like forever since I have posted and if you look at the feed….well it has been. I have been getting the “Do you still blog?” question a lot lately so I figured I should address it. Short answer ...

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