Lt. Billy Greenwood of FETC Services hosted another great show on Tap the Box that showed how and where you can find assistance to firefighters for a firefighter specific mental health issues…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lt. Billy Greenwood Apr 1, 2013.
Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood…Continue
Started Dec 16, 2012
What makes an "elite" firefighter? Well elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and experiences. Now looking…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Oct 10, 2012.
Modern building technology is an amazing thing. That being said, technology can also create new firefighter hazards unforeseen by many. For example on a recent building familiarization tour with my truck company, we located many of these pre-engineered smoke ventilation hatches on a new constructed occupancy in my district.
We all know working on the roof is dangerous. Our working environment often yields decreased visibility; night time darkness; seasonal weather related…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2016 at 12:30pm
The research and purchase of a new thermal imager is not a simple task and is definitely one that should not be taxed upon a single person within your fire department. Whether you are purchasing a camera through an acquired fire grant, hard earned fundraiser money or your taxpayer's budget from a capital improvement program, the costs associated with this purchase justifies creating a small, dynamic TIC committee.
The committee should steer the…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:11am
How many times have you been told there are electrical storage capacitors that can fire air bags upwards to 15-30 minutes post battery disconnect? I would bet many have heard the same. Well here is one for you from 2009 during a training evolution that fortunately no one was injured. This Volvo had NO BATTERY in the vehicle for well over a year.
Here is the firefighter safety alert I created for our FB Training Page…Continue
Posted on January 4, 2016 at 2:30pm
If you were to walk into any firehouse on any given Sunday, most dayroom TV's will probably have the big game on. Firefighters have their share of die hard football fans who rep the team hats, sweatshirts and jackets of their favorite team. It seems the recent turmoil over NFL officiating has soiled the game most of us…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2015 at 1:00pm