[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDHwAwhf-xs] The above trailer is for the documentary film “Firestorm”. In the film it depicts the LA County Fire Department EMS system. This system is described as ground zero for the EMS system problems throughout the country. Every locality ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Just catching up!
Greetings just wanted to put a quick post up. Life has been super busy here. My kids are fully involved with football and soccer, the wife is teaching an EMT Basic course, I am in an NREMT Intermediate to Paramedic ...Read More »
Great Reading Smoke Video and tactical discussion
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IQaWNkY0os] The above video gives us a great chance to read smoke prior to fire department arrival. It is a great example of turbulent smoke an indicator of impending flash over. Without immediate water delivery and a cooling of ...Read More »
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was attending Eastern Kentucky University and was walking back to my dorm room, completely oblivious to what had just occurred. One of my friends stopped me and said “have you heard what ...Read More »
2012 Richmond VA 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Today I participated in my 2nd 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in my home town of Richmond, Virginia. This was the 2nd annual climb and it was hosted by the City of Richmond Fire Department. Here is the post from last ...Read More »
What Would You Do?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5Fh3NecFQ] In this instalment of what would you do we are presented with a house fire. We get a rare look at most of the development of the fire, and a scene without fire department intervention until later. This ...Read More »
September Drill Of The Month: Hydrant Man
It is not glorious, glamorous, or even a desirable position to fill. However the hydrant and the hydrant man are VITAL to succesful fireground operations. In order to perform aggressive interior operations we need to establish a continuous supply of water as ...Read More »