"The Greatest Show on Earth"
Time is quickly approaching for FDIC which provides one of the greatest honors for any instructor but also provides a platform and opportunity to share your message.We are humbled and honored to be able to share the 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD message again this year.
According to the USFA, in 2013 & 2014 there were 25 line of duty deaths that occurred in the residential structure when…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2015 at 4:00pm
Don't be knotted up when seconds count!
Today we share the simple tip that can save you seconds when the portable ladder is needed to be quickly deployed and utilized for rescue or access.
"When a life hangs in the balance, the extra time it may take to untie this knot is absolutely avoidable
and unacceptable. The rope likely has a memory and has been sitting out in the elements, making it even
Posted on October 25, 2015 at 10:00am
It's Really The Only Time You Have
"We know that the SCBA is our only protection against the products of combustion. It protects our respiratory system from harm. There is a big difference, however, between wearing your SCBA and using it. We would never go into a fire without wearing one on our
backs, but sometimes, perhaps for a small incipient fire or in the overhaul stages, we don’t wear it. How many times have you been at a job where once one firefighter takes his or her mask…
Posted on September 20, 2015 at 5:32pm
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and
is immortal.” Albert Pike (Introduction, Page 14)
We start our book with this quote and we end every class with this quote because it captures how we should conduct ourselves each and everyday. It forces us to perform a level of self evaluation and determine if our actions are…Continue
Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:28pm
"Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is a topic worthy
of some discussion. Ladder companies that carry PPV fans must be well versed in their use. There is a tendency that if someone sets a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run. This is not always the…
Posted on August 23, 2015 at 10:00am