I fully understand the irony of this post as I sit here on my laptop, with my big screen TV, while checking my smart phone, and posting a blog… When I was a young volunteer officer the internet became a ...Read More »
Hose Line Kink!
Since the weather has been getting warmer it is allowing more time to train outside and get some real good engine work in. Been practicing a lot of moving lines up stairs. With a 3 person engine it makes it ...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 »
It feels like forever since I have been able to devote some time to the blog. Things have been CRAZY busy here on the homestead. I just finished up a week of the new Rope Rescue Level 1 course. Here ...Read More »
Texas Close Call
Well it is good to be back from FDIC it was a very succesful conference and I am working on my full review post. However someone forwarded me this video and I could not wait to share it. Since VODPOD ...Read More »
February Drill Of The Month: Self RIT Bottle
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »