As I was checking my email today I got one of my regular “Secret List” updates and it just so happens the update was about a fire in an auto repair shop injured firefighters from EXTERIOR smoke and the subsequent fumes. ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: August 2010
More SCBA Stuff
Last night prior to our fantasy football draft (yes we do other things besides the fire department, not a lot but some), my brother and I got into one of our usual debates on fire tactics (imagine that right). he ...Read More »
Master Stream on a Bus Fire? You be the Judge!
http://statter911.com/2010/08/21/master-streams-used-to-control-bus-fire-pictures-from-anne-arundel-county-md/ The above video has been getting a lot of play on various fire service websites, and even more debate on the “tactics” used to bring the incident under control. The video shows you a bus on fire, but it’s not just ...Read More »
Great Minds Think Alike
It seems that a lot of people are talking ventilation these days, and since the last 2 posts here on the blog have been about ventilation it seems that we have taken that trend and ran with it! As I ...Read More »
http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/3599238959/articles/fire-engineering/firedynamics/2010/08/Primary-Roof-Ventilation-Operations-for-Flat-Roof-Structures.html The above article from Fire Engineering is from a DC ladder company captain and it focuses primarily on flat roof ventilation operations specifically on residential flat roofs. It’s a great article and well worth the read. Having been previously assigned ...Read More »
A possible PPV during fire attack win?? You be the judge!
Take a look at this video from Thebravestonline.com http://www.thebravestonline.com/news.html?view=1&id=30141 In the video shot from an overhead view-point. In it you will see a fire that appears to have started on the exterior and autoexposed into side C of the occupancy ...Read More »
Turn Out Gear: When do you wear yours?
Kind of keeping with the great fire service debates we have going on in the blog right now this topic is another one I do not understand. I consistently see firefighters not wearing appropriate levels of PPE during calls. Recently ...Read More »
Another Fire Service Debate: Masking up when to do it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp3f-96Po-8&feature=player_embedded The above link will take you to a fire from the City of Detroit. It shows a wind-driven fire and a crew climbing a ground ladder to a roof section to apply exterior lines. Now we could analyze the tactical ...Read More »
Experience: Only as good as its up keep
On various fire service forums, message boards, and blogs experience is often brought up and though to be an end all be all to the fire service. While I think experience is important, I do not think it is the ...Read More »
Forcible Entry: Baseball Bat Swing
Forcible Entry-Bball Swing <————–Click here for the document The above document comes to us from Dave “Rude Boy” Mylum. It is about a great single firefighter forcible entry technique known as “The Baseball Bat Swing”. It is primarily used on ...Read More »