"The key for the engine company to bring water to
each and every reported and actual residential fire is
several fold and begins with correct behavior. Every
single engine company, from the first arriving to the
last one on the final…
Posted on July 5, 2015 at 9:00am
"Happy Father's Day"
"We need to mentor and to mold that positive energy into the creation of good fireground habits. We can’t blame our recruits for being eager. It’s good when firefighters are ready to learn. Accept that eagerness as it is, and share with your experiences and knowledge. Be a mentor and role model to them. Make them the best firefighters they can be." Chapter 6, Page 55.
Today we celebrate one of the most important influences in many…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2015 at 10:46am
"Give your Ladders a little love"
"A clean tool is a happy tool, and portable ladders are no exception. Keep your ladders free and clear of fire debris and clean as needed with careful focus on the extension ladder's moving parts. Pulleys, ladder locks, and fly section channels are prone to collecting debris." Pg. 270, Chapter 22.
Often hidden in a compartment and out of sight, the portable ladder is thrusted into action at a working fire with an occupant…Continue
Posted on May 31, 2015 at 12:57pm
"Never forget and always be grateful"
Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty. …
Posted on May 24, 2015 at 6:11am
The 360- Degree Check
Whatever you call it - "The Lap", "360", "Walk around", it does not matter but what does matter is that you, or depending upon the size of the structure, have someone complete it and rely the information learned to the people going into harms way.
“In this incident, the first arriving engine crew was met by an excited homeowner who informed them that the fire was in the basement and directed them to the front door and down the stairs.…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2015 at 11:26am