2515 Williamsburg RD <—————-click here While out training yesterday the crew and I came upon a residence we have had some prior dealings with. This occupancy had undergone an occupancy change and we wanted to check it out. What we found ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Leadership/Tactical Decision Making Lessons
I have spent the last few days in Gettysburg Pa. touring the Gettysburg battlefield. I have always been pretty interested in Civil War history, especially being from Virginia were a lot of it happened. The house I live at actually backs ...Read More »
More 2 1/2 stuff
http://www.youtube.com/user/rfdtraining The above link will take you to a set of videos recorded by the City of Richmond (Virginia) Fire Department. It demonstrates the necessity of utilizing a 2 1/2 during standpipe operations. While this is some great stuff, I ...Read More »
The Basics Matter
http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/110023 The above link from firefighterclosecalls.com is related to the internal investigation from the LODD of 2 firefighters from the Colerain Township in 2008. The link will also lead you to the NIOSH Report, Official Department Report, and Radio Clips. While ...Read More »
What is in your first due?
What%e2%80%99s_in_Your_First_Due This submission comes from Lt. Joe “Bart” Bartos. Bart is the Lt. on Henrico County Truck Company 6 assigned to the B-Platoon. Bart also has significant experience coming from his previous stint as a career firefighter in a combination ...Read More »
This time of year marks the anniversary of two important firefighter LODD’s. The first and the one you have heard about most is the Charleston 9 or the Super Sofa Store Fire. This fire was significant due to the number ...Read More »
What counts more Age, Experience or Job Knowledge/Ability??? You be the Judge.
Editors Note: This is Danny’s first post on the blog. He brings a wide range of experience to the table coming from his assignment to the Central Virginia Technical Rescue Team, Rescue Company 2 (City of Richmond), and his position ...Read More »
The Naked Fireman!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07bTAHSLb9Q Above is a YouTube video I found today. I just typed in fireman and there it was. These two guys are rowing for charity and they are explaining why its easy to row naked. It got me thinking about the ...Read More »
BURNING UP THE BOTTOM
I mentioned this in a previous post but I feel that it warrants its own space. This Saturday is the 2nd annual “Burning up the Bottom” Firefighter Festival brought to you by “The Halligan Bar and Grill”. The Event starts ...Read More »
Got to have a back up plan
http://statter911.com/2010/06/13/five-dead-in-seattle-apartment-fire-first-arriving-engine-breaks-down-fireground-audio/ Above is the link to news coverage from Statter911.com on the deadly Seattle fire that happened a few days ago. While I do not know all of the circumstances and I am not insulting this or any other fire department, ...Read More »