I recently switched departments and am getting settled in at my new station. I have noticed a lack of interest in "in house" training, and have taken it upon myself to come up with a plan that will…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Werner May 17.
I have spent a significant amount of time lately talking about and finding examples of utilizing speed on the fireground. It is my belief (and the belief of many others) that the surest way to increase our survival and the survival of the people we serve is to operate with a high level of tempo. I am not advocating blindly sprinting around and tripping over ourselves. I am talking about the kind of speed which is a product of high quality/fidelity training and a thorough knowledge of fire…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2013 at 3:20pm
There are exciting things going on in the fire service these days. A lot of what we thought we knew is turning out to be false. I think it's safe to say we have also learned that we still have a lot to learn. The research being done has proven a lot of important facts. Pushing fire isn't possible. Cooling the environment from the exterior is a viable option. Synchronized ventilation and fire attack is critical. Fires are burning hotter and faster. Fortunately now have emperical data to back…Continue
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment
Posted on October 24, 2013 at 1:21pm
Take a minute to watch the video below before continuing with the article. Pay attention to what is going on, and what effects the actions of the firefighters has on the fire conditions.
Our purpose here is not to pick apart the performance of those…
Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:00pm