Archive for November2015

The Rig and the New Firefighter

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Just had a other thought about the rig thing I just posted.  For new firefighters as they come into FF1, one way you can ensure they check out the rig is to give them the following homework:  Produce an inventory of the apparatus you are assigned to.  This is a way to force them into […]

Know your Rig

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  One of the most basic requirements of a firefighter is to know his equipment.  Even more basic is to know where it is on the apparatus.  There is nothing worse than having to rummage through the compartments for a tool that your officer has ordered and expected you to return with.  The consequences of […]

The New Edition to Fireground Strategies is out!

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Thanks to Pennwell, Fire Engineering, and all who made this possible

Blog Talk Radio

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Tune in with me and Chief Jim Duffy from Wallingford, CT to Fire Engineering Blog Talk radio for Fireground Strategies and Other Stuff from the Street.  Our next show is November 30. See and like our Facebook page for more info

Technology and Recon

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Technology and Recon There is a great deal of technology out there that can help us do the job better and safer.  We have computer databases that can identify at the push of a button so many things about a building, it’s almost like we live there.  These can show pictures and also give building […]

Welcome to the Blog

Hey.  Just wanted to say hi to all.  Thanks to Fire Engineering for making this possible.  Will try to post regularly.   New edition out any day.  Check out the cover.  Be safe