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Samuel Villani, III posted a blog post

Tactical Communications Preplanning

In my last post (part 3: Troubleshooting), I mentioned a the radio relay and Vehicle Repeater System (VRS). The former is a quick solution that requires personnel in dedicated positions; the latter requires a unit with VRS to arrive on-scene and activate the VRS. I will address both in this post, as they are the simplest options for fixing a tactical communications problem.Tactical Communications PreplanningTactical Communications Preplanning (TCP) begins where you have difficulties with…See More
Isaac Frazier posted a blog post


This week’s “Quick Tip” is simple…GET TO AN EXTRICATION CHALLENGE!A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to a…See More
Grant Schwalbe posted a blog post

If Not Us, Then Who?

The public has a set of expectations when they call the fire department. They expect that we will: 1) Save anyone that is inside 2) Put the fire out. Many departments (including mine) give awards for saves and great stops on fires.  I’m all for awards and unit citations, but if you really think about it, we are giving awards for meeting the expectations of the public.  Does any other job do that? Speaking of ExpectationsI set out my trash every Wednesday.  I expect that by the end of the day…See More
Brian Brush posted a blog post

Forking Around

You will find in various text books and firefighter skill sheets that the swing of a door should dictate how the forks of the halligan are oriented to the jamb for forcible entry. When “forcing” a door is viewed as a single step process this type of approach makes sense in that the orientation of the forks to the jamb will maximize the mechanical advantage and therefore the force delivered.…See More

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Tactical Communications Preplanning

Posted by Samuel Villani, III on February 3, 2016 at 1:07pm


Posted by Isaac Frazier on February 2, 2016 at 9:00am

If Not Us, Then Who?

Posted by Grant Schwalbe on February 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

Forking Around

Posted by Brian Brush on February 1, 2016 at 10:00am


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