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Ground Ladder Tips and Tricks

  Sometimes companies ignore ground ladders, but we can do a lot with them. I know with a three person crew on ladders, engines, and squads I expect the driver to be able to work independently on the exterior. For engine ...

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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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BEWARE BURNOUT!!!!!

I have been reading a lot lately about job dedication, and dedication to the fire service. While I agree with a lot of the things people have been saying I cannot help but think that there has to be something ...

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BRING THE IRONS!

This video depicts a problem plaguing my department. I am not against the hydra-ram, in fact quite the contrary. I think it is a great tool in the right situation, and when I was assigned to a truck company I ...

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Roof Venting Tactics

Before the Hurriquake hit here in Va I was on a series of Roof venting posts, if you have not read them yet take a look at them here: http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/truss-and-stick-built-roof-burn-tests/ , http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/more-roof-venting/ ,  http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/yes-even-more-vent-stuff/ You all caught up now? Good lets ...

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