I am putting this out a day early since I have to work in the AM, plus February is a short month so you can take that extra day and use it to train. A lot of times we find ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Public Service Announcement Part Deux!!!!
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR IRONS!!!!!!! With your donation of just 1 hour of hands on training a shift you can prevent Halligans like Harry here from being out on the street looking for random doors to force. Harry started off ...Read More »
You gotta really want this job…..
I have been reading some pretty motivational stuff as of late, specifically the “Owning The Job” Series over at www.firecritic.com. It has come at a good time when I am kinda down on my motivation (not personal but departmental). Sometimes ...Read More »
American Series 2000 Lock
This is just a short video on how to defeat the American Series 2000 lock AKA “The Hockey Puck Lock”. I was originally taught this method by Capt. Robert Morris of the FDNY at FDIC East in Atlantic City New ...Read More »
Public Service Announcement
It is a shame that in an instructional picture on how to “Kick in a door” that a fireman is used to depict the act. Sadly to many of us are out there kicking doors while perfectly good tools are ...Read More »
We are fatter than everyone else!
According to the study done by the NVFC (National Volunteer Fire Council) that firefighters have a higher percentage of obesity (73-88%) than the average American (33.8%). Obesity is measure by BMI (Body Mass Index) To calculate BMI you can use this ...Read More »
90 days….it is just 90 days 12 hours and 29 minuets until FDIC 2012!!! I am starting to get the itch to be back in Indy and to get some of the best training available, from some of the greatest ...Read More »
WHY AREN’T YOU?
I have been thinking about this for a while and after some recent events it has finally boiled over to where I feel the need to write about it.Also I feel I must say this based on past experience, and ...Read More »
January Drill Of The Month: Ladder Climbing
With the recent injuries, and deaths involving ladders (I know they were aerialladders) I felt that this month it would be a good idea to return to some basic drilling and go over some safe ways to climb ladders. ...Read More »
There is a new wave of racing craze out there called adventure racing. It takes the endurance of a marathon and combines it with other challenges. These races such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Warrior Dash offer something different ...Read More »