"I've got photos of a prop we made out of scrap stuff found in dumpsters and a donated aluminum door. Email me at email@example.com and I will send you some info. Also if you're interested, I posted an article a while back on…"
"Damon- You hit the nail on the head in regards to "old hose technology"! I recently did some flow testing with 2 different departments and actually had better flows on NEW 1 1/2" than OLD 1 3/4"! That shocked…"
"Smooth Bore w/ the 15/16 tip. The simplicity and near problem free design and mechanics as well as cost savings just seems like a no brainer. Its funny that every year, fog/adjustable tips change to try and be more like a smooth bore...…"
"Building teamwork with a RIT drill is easy and doesnt take much money! One of the easiest and cheapest ways is to get some wax paper from the cooking section at the grocery store, crinkle it up and place it in the SCBA facepiece. Now…"
"My FD does not have a "written" standard, but it is expected that you get off the rig with both as a set. Having said that, many guys dont do it. It bothers me like crazy, but Im not the officer, and little "hints" dont seem to…"
"Let me say this... Everyone has a drivers license, but not everyone is a good driver. Just because we dont want to talk about it or "call people out", doesnt mean that we are doing things right. Sometimes we are, sometimes we're not.…"
"Wow... roll everything you just said into one and put it squarely on the shoulders of a single Lieutenant and a firefighter and you will have an idea of what my FD is like. It is a lot of responsibility and a ton of extra work without additional…"
All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!
State of Ohio FF2, Paramedic, Fire Instructor, Haz-Mat Ops, Confined Space, Swift Water, Ice Rescue....
Topics you provide training for:
All Firefighter 1 & 2 topics
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Expertise? I would just say I really like forcible entry, nozzles and stretching hoselines correctly and efficiently... it's a team effort.
I started as a volunteer in '97, then part-time then full time. Worked in Colorado and now North East Ohio is where I call home. I really enjoy the "basics" of the job and would like to see a renewed push in this core part of the Fire Service. Co-Owner of FireGround Fundamentals, LLC., a training group based on "Making the Basics Better".
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