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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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Rim Lock Forcible Entry

The above video is highlighting some recent forcible entry training we have been doing at the company level and a critical issue we experienced. I hope you enjoy it!  

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Unconventional Preplanning

Before I even start let me clarify, there is no substitute for getting out in your district. It is the best way to gain knowledge of the buildings currently in your area, and if you are not you should be ...

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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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It is that time of year again!

Well folks here in the Metro Richmond area today when folks arose they were met with 60 degree temperatures. While some think this weather is great, a certain portion of our population consider this weather as cold and you know ...

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