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FDIC National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
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Started this discussion. Last reply by jorden Apr 30, 2012.

Conex VES Prop

Find more videos like this on Fire Engineering Training CommunityThis prop was built a little over a year ago for our truck company…Continue

Tags: FDTN, low, cost, Boxes, Conex

Started Apr 23, 2011

Classic firefighting videos from Iowa State University Archives

The option to embed these videos has been disabled so hit the links and enjoy a look back at some classic training videos. The…Continue

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Started Apr 10, 2011

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Brian Brush posted a blog post

The "Standard" Approach to Standpipe Operations

Possibly the best-known standard in the fire service regarding standpipes is NFPA 14.  The reason we are most familiar with this standard is probably because this standard gives the fire service power. NFPA 14 is the Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems. This standard is the authority we use…See More
Nov 7
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Suburban Standpipe Problems: Can you adapt?

In the early years of the American fire service there was a surprising number of cities across the country with their own unique version of fire hose thread. Over time, most smaller municipalities have converted to a more universal thread like NH or NPSH. Many larger cities have held onto their threads due to the incredible cost associated with an across the board conversion of all hose, appliances, adapters, and fire systems.One local example of this in my area is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City…See More
Jul 14
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"Ladder Truck" Specifications

It seems that most of the fire world has come to accept limited ground ladder compliments on engines. We understand that we cannot expect the engine to serve as a ladder truck. Water, plumbing and hose should be the priorities of an apparatus with the primary mission of suppression and supply. Unfortunately in far too many instances we are not as forgiving in the expectations of a “ladder truck”. Just because a vehicle is larger and has room for more stuff does not mean it has room for more…See More
Apr 14
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The "Standard" Approach to Standpipe Operations

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 8:30pm

Suburban Standpipe Problems: Can you adapt?

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 8:38am

"Ladder Truck" Specifications

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

First Due Deck Gun

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Forking Around

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 10:00am

Smooth Bore Nozzle Advancement

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Attack Over Supply

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:14am

Parapet Practices

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:55am

The Exponential Engine

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:30pm

Nozzle Reaction

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 3:00pm

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At 6:20pm on April 29, 2014, Donald McD. Chambers said…

Hey, Brian:

Very nice piece on Vertical Ventilation! The pictures do a great job of illustrating the points made in the text. When you get a chance, could you shoot me an email at dchambers@fit4fire.com? I have a couple of documents I'd like to send you that I think you'll find interesting. Thanks and...

Stay safe,

Don

Donald McD. Chambers

At 11:24pm on December 16, 2011, Christopher Huston said…

Thanks for connecting with me on FE! You gonna be at FSW in March? If not we'll catch up in Indy!

At 5:57am on September 6, 2011, Brian McDonald said…

Brian

I thought your article on nozzle selection was very thorough and well researched. Good references in article!

Please forward a copy of full report to    bjmmf@nbnet.nb.ca

Thanks, Brian

At 3:32pm on September 5, 2011, Stephen Ludwig said…

Brian,

Just read the nozzle article, great work. I would love a copy of the study. My E-mail is sdludwig@fuse.net

 

Thanks,

Steve Ludwig

At 8:24am on August 16, 2011, Nick Dvorscak said…

G******** Brian. Loved the Nozzle Study article. Would like the full document. Please email me at iaff365@att.net

Thanks, and stay Safe

Nick Dvorscak

 

At 9:59pm on April 28, 2011, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Brian,

 

Thanks for the add Brother - Keep up the great work!!

At 2:13pm on April 25, 2011, Brandon Erbe said…
Hey Brian here is my email berbe11@comcast.net Thanks for your help on this. Hope things are well for you guys out there. I hear a lot of good things about West Metro.
At 11:42am on April 2, 2011, Bobby Halton said…
Brian WOW thanks for all the video! Fantastic stuff! Thank you! Bobby

Profile Information

Lives in:
Oklahoma City
Department:
Edmond Oklahoma
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
FDIC 2011/2012- Ventilation Principles and Practices
FDIC 2013 - 2016 2 1/2" Handline
Bio:
Firefighter in Edmond Oklahoma. Brian Brush began his fire service career in Northern California as a volunteer in 1996. His past experience includes work as a seasonal firefighter with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and as a technician at Oklahoma State Fire Service Training. He holds a Bachelors in Fire and Emergency Services Administration and an Associates Degree in Paramedicine.
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