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  • Groton, CT
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Pre-Rigged Systems for Hauling/Lowering a Downed Firefighter

Pre-Rigged Systems for Hauling/Lowering a Downed FirefighterWhen dispersing equipment and tools amongst your apparatus and response units, a lot of time and thought is used to determine what the best fit for the best function is. Pre-staging roof hooks and a vent saw on an aerial device is an effective and efficient way to better…See More
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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Adapting Innovative Techniques to the Needs of your Department

Take a look around the fire service and you will find that many of our operational guidelines, practices, and equipment all have roots in other areas outside of firefighting. Things like our command Structure, breathing apparatus, and vent saws were all around prior to being repurposed to fit our operational needs. The same opportunities exist today.  Don’t reinvent the wheel—make the tools fit your specific department, response area, and resources.Over the last few months, I have been toying…See More
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Door Control and the Spring Clamp: A Recipe for Safety and Success

There is one thing we can all agree on: There are a million ways to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (I prefer smooth PB, strawberry jam, wheat bread, cut into 4 squares), and at the end of the day it still tastes great. In terms of fire service tactics, we have a lot of tools and options at our disposal as well.  Yes, we must save viable victims. Yes, we must locate and extinguish the fire. Yes, we must protect the exposures and limit further damage to the structure/property. More…See More
Nov 29, 2016
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Recycle, Re-Use, and Rescue

With the plethora of tools and equipment available in the fire service, it’s safe to say that there is a tool for every need. Unfortunately, with most fire…See More
Aug 16, 2016
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Jan 16, 2016
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The 1410 Drill: Developing Effective Engine Company Skills for Limited Manpower Situations

For quite a few years now, “doing more with less” has been normal operating procedure for most fire departments across the United States, regardless of the location or make-up of the department. Budget restraints have hindered staffing of career departments, and the increased commitment and requirements on volunteers has taken a drastic toll on retention rates. Firefighters everywhere must now take steps to do the same job with the same level of pride and effort, but do it with fewer resources…See More
Oct 12, 2015
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Curbing Carcinogens, For Our Own

Being in the fire service, it is inevitable that you will be subjected to grief, loss, and a world of other assorted emotions. It is also likely that in addition to the suffering you will see in the field, you will also experience the same range of emotions from your co-workers.In the firehouse I work out of, we operate with a small roster of 26 officers and firefighters that share the workload of three (3) separate shifts. Regardless of your time in service or the shift you work, it is…See More
Mar 1, 2015

Profile Information

Lives in:
Groton, CT
Department:
Electric Boat Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter - EMT
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Industrial fire department
Professional Qualifications:
CT Fire Officer 1
CT Incident Safety Officer
CT Fire Service Instructor II
NFPA Fire Inspector 1
BGS - University of Connecticut
MPA - Anna Maria College
Topics you provide training for:
Single Engine Co. Operations
Rope and Rigging
Safety
RIT Operations
Public Education and Prevention
Bio:
AB Turenne has been involved in the fire service since June of 1998. Starting as a volunteer in Eastern Connecticut, AB has served in numerous public safety facets working for a commercial ambulance provider, as a contracted Fire Inspector, and is currently a career Firefighter/EMT at an industrial based fire department in the Submarine Capital of the world, Groton, CT.

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Pre-Rigged Systems for Hauling/Lowering a Downed Firefighter

Pre-Rigged Systems for Hauling/Lowering a Downed Firefighter

When dispersing equipment and tools amongst your apparatus and response units, a lot of time and…

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Posted on May 11, 2017 at 4:30pm

Dr. Seuss and the Pack Conversion

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:30am

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Adapting Innovative Techniques to the Needs of your Department

Take a look around the fire service and you will find that many of our operational guidelines, practices, and equipment all have roots in other areas outside of firefighting. Things like our command Structure, breathing apparatus, and vent saws were all around prior to being repurposed to fit our operational needs. The same opportunities exist today.  Don’t reinvent the wheel—make the tools fit your specific department, response area, and resources.

Over the last few months, I…

Continue

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

Making Fire Department Training More Cost Effective

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 8:30am

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