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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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"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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Jun 26, 2016
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First Due Deck Gun

The deck gun might be a regional term, I have also heard it called the monitor, or the “Stang”, but we are talking about the engine mounted master stream. Most engine mounted master streams, fog, or a stack of smooth bore tips have a flow range of 500 to 1000 GPM.Before we go big guns blazing we can review our first due…See More
Jun 26, 2016
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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
Feb 1, 2016

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"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

2 1/2" Hose Pros and Precautions

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:30pm

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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 I have a couple of documents I'd like to send you that I think you'll find interesting. Thanks and...

Stay safe,


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…


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

Thanks, Brian

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


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



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

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 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

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Edmond Oklahoma
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Topics you provide training for:
FDIC 2011/2012- Ventilation Principles and Practices
FDIC 2013 - 2016 2 1/2" Handline
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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