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  • Newport News, VA
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COMPANY DRILLS

A resource for Company Officers to assist with the delivery of company level training.See More
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Misguided

As already eluded to by several others, we have recognized that a small percentage of firefighters killed in the line of duty were engaged in fire attack (interior and wildland) or other suppression operations. From 2005-2012, 384 or 48.5% of firefighters died due to heart attack or stress/overexertion. On the other hand, 95 or 12% died as a result of asphyxiation, burns, collapse or trauma. 2013 and 2014 had similar percentages. The current state of the fire service has a heavy emphasis on…See More
Jan 22, 2015
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Start Water

A place to discuss Engine Company Operations.
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Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management

This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips.See More
Aug 14, 2014
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Tradition, TRADITION!

This is the group dedicated to the glue that holds "Pride and Ownership" together - tradition! We'll be talking about historic fires, important dates in fire history, and why we do things the way we do. .See More
Aug 14, 2014
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Searching Smarter

This group will discuss issues related to searching related to structural firefighting.See More
Jul 11, 2014
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Operational Guides

Incident Specific Operational Guides for firefighters
Jul 11, 2014
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"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
Jul 4, 2014
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Oct 7, 2013

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Lives in:
Virginia Beach, VA
Department:
Newport News, VA
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Years of public service:
10
Agency structure:
Paid fire department

Andrew Zysk's Blog

Misguided

As already eluded to by several others, we have recognized that a small percentage of firefighters killed in the line of duty were engaged in fire attack (interior and wildland) or other suppression operations. From 2005-2012, 384 or 48.5% of firefighters died due to heart attack or stress/overexertion. On the other hand, 95 or 12% died as a result of asphyxiation, burns, collapse or trauma. 2013 and 2014 had similar percentages. The current state of the fire service has a heavy emphasis on…

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