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Incident Command and The First Minute - What Does He Need To Know?
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The process of cognitive…Continue

Tags: incident command, communications, communication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Schultz Aug 29, 2013.

Training Prompt: Top Floor Fire, Truck Duties

Either assigned to the truck or simply getting on it before it goes out the door, you arrive at a top floor fire. The video above is meant to stimulate your brain and not be your answer or your area…Continue

Tags: communication, drill, tower ladder, ladder company, training

Started Aug 22, 2013

Expect Fire: Burbank Four-Alarm Dumpster
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 ‘Relax, it’s just a dumpster.’ Video below is of what eventually becomes a four-alarm fire in Burbank, California.According to the…Continue

Tags: dumpster fire, Burbank, Expect Fire, size-up, video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duncan Rydall Sep 17, 2014.

 

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What is Experience?

 In and out, day after day, but what are you doing on each run?The U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon at Fort Myer, Virginia is responsible for bringing the deceased to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. The members of the platoon participate daily in military funerals, sometimes more than one a day. While the circumstance may differ, each funeral detail is basically the same. The…See More
Oct 29, 2014
Bill Carey's blog post was featured

The Hard Surface Flowpath

 Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm.Seven if you don't include the Montana drivetrain failure.See why it is important to go beyond the numbers in yearly reports?The fire service and law enforcement community experienced the death…See More
Oct 23, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

The Hard Surface Flowpath

 Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm.Seven if you don't include the Montana drivetrain failure.See why it is important to go beyond the numbers in yearly reports?The fire service and law enforcement community experienced the death…See More
Oct 22, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers

 "We all thought that since nothing serious had happened before, nothing was going to happen this time out," AH-6 "Little Bird" heading out on October 3, 1993 mission. (Department of Defense photo)"I can just remember Sgt. Eversman telling me, you know, “Moore, find some cover. Moore”- you know, because I was out in the open. And it still didn’t register, you know, what was going on until people…See More
Oct 6, 2014
Bill Carey posted a video

House Fire Interview @ 2800 South Pittsburgh Tulsa

House Fire At or Near 2800 South Pittsburgh in Tulsa, Oklahoma TFD Firefighters Rescue a 5yr old & Begin CPR & the child is Rushed to a Local Hospital in cri...
Sep 17, 2014
Bill Carey's blog post was featured

June 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

 Two tragic apparatus crashes; one provides a sorrowful reminder to us allThe following information is a breakdown of the details of those members in the fire service who died while operating "on-duty" as defined by the United States Fire Administration. For more information on this definition and that of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s definition of “line of duty death” read "On Duty…See More
Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 10, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

June 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

 Two tragic apparatus crashes; one provides a sorrowful reminder to us allThe following information is a breakdown of the details of those members in the fire service who died while operating "on-duty" as defined by the United States Fire Administration. For more information on this definition and that of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s definition of “line of duty death” read "On Duty…See More
Sep 10, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions

 No educational value when one of the "sides" of fire service debates screws up"You're doing it all wrong. Let me tell you how to do it."Debate and the fire service are no strangers. As we grow and evolve in our thinking we find ourselves faced with some topics that may have never been thought of by our predecessors in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Our training and education is built upon the processes…See More
Sep 8, 2014
Bill Carey's blog post was featured

Brooklyn Rescues Highlight Knowing Your Apparatus Placement and Overcoming Window Gates

 Will you fit? Better find out before the boxCompanies in the 39th Battalion responded to Box 1873 for the reported fire on the fourth floor of 1308 Loring Avenue on 29 July 2014. Reports of children trapped led to the initial assignment being made up of four engine companies, two truck companies and a rescue company.First due Ladder 107 arrived and transmitted the 10-75 (working fire, which…See More
Sep 6, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

Brooklyn Rescues Highlight Knowing Your Apparatus Placement and Overcoming Window Gates

 Will you fit? Better find out before the boxCompanies in the 39th Battalion responded to Box 1873 for the reported fire on the fourth floor of 1308 Loring Avenue on 29 July 2014. Reports of children trapped led to the initial assignment being made up of four engine companies, two truck companies and a rescue company.First due Ladder 107 arrived and transmitted the 10-75 (working fire, which…See More
Sep 5, 2014
Bill Carey posted a blog post

Make It Count

We're only here for a little while.Each day someone from each side(s) calls or writes me, pissed off at the world over all the debates in the fire service. Passion, tradition, pride, education, frustration, etc. it all comes to a head. I don't have all the answers and am very, very, very far from being a solution but the past has taught me that time is short. Make your time meaningful in your own way. Keep it simple…See More
Aug 28, 2014
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Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?

Is over a dozen too many for the upcoming and speed-reading generations?Back in 2004 we were given 16 items, "Life Safety Initiatives", to help reduce line of duty deaths and they have been working. But 10 years, many changes, heated discussions and generations of firefighters later, could we make a change to reach more of the…See More
Aug 26, 2014
Bill Carey posted a video

3 Children Rescued From Bklyn Fire

3 Children were Rescued From a Bklyn Fire at the Pink Houses in East NY. Probationary firefighter Justin Tallett on job only two months rescued 3-year-old. B...
Jul 29, 2014
Bill Carey posted videos
Jun 27, 2014
Bill Carey posted a video

19 firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill Fire remembered

The Granite Mountain Hotshots were remembered in ceremony in Phoenix on Saturday.
Jun 23, 2014

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Lives in:
University Park, Maryland
Department:
Hyattsville (Prince Georges' County)
Title/rank:
Former Lieutenant
Years of public service:
20
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Bio:
Online News/Blog Manager, PennWell Public Safety
Web site:
http://backstepfirefighter.com

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What is Experience?

 

In and out, day after day, but what are you doing on each run?

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The U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon at Fort Myer, Virginia is responsible for bringing the deceased to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. The members of…

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Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am

The Hard Surface Flowpath

 

Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014

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Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm.…

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Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:41am

Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers

 

"We all thought that since nothing serious had happened before, nothing was going to happen this time out,"

AH-6 "Little Bird" heading out on October 3, 1993 mission. (Department of Defense photo) AH-6 "Little Bird" heading out on October 3, 1993 mission. (Department of Defense photo)



"I can just remember Sgt. Eversman telling me, you know, “Moore, find…
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Posted on October 6, 2014 at 6:47am

June 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

 

Two tragic apparatus crashes; one provides a sorrowful reminder to us all

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The following information is a breakdown of the details of those members in the fire service who died while operating "on-duty" as defined by the United States Fire Administration. For more information on this definition and that of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s definition of “line of duty death” read…

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Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:48am

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