"Dave, lets also remember that every situation will differ, and the length of your lay will have a lot to do with your decision. As will the staffing that you mentioned. Lets concentrate on safely and effectively applying GPM to the seat of the…"
I'll give you a few short answers, then explain. Can fire be "pushed"? Yes, I try to do it every opportunity I get. Have I done it wrong? Yes! Should you attack from the unburned side? Of course.
The two previous posts…"
"Just joined this group, "Tools of the Trade". The only paint we put on our hand tools is two 2" bands of paint that is our dpartment colors. This is used for ease in identifying our gear/equipment, this is in addition to a reflective…"
"15 years in a Scott myself...from the old 2A, to the 2.2, then the 4.5. Like most have said, you can't beat a Scott. Easy to use, easy to trouble-shoot, easy to don & doff, and as reliable as a good hunting hound!
I've worn a few other…"
"I agree with Dave in regards to tools, weather, strength of the response, time of alarm.
Secondly, building type and construction is something I look at, possibly I know the address if it's a commercial occupancy. I may know the general type…"
I trying for a Phd in learning...it's going good so far.
Provided 7 years of service as a volunteer firefighter, then took a full-time fire position in 2001. Currently working out of a 2 company house (Pump & Squad) which runs aprox. 2800 calls anually. Enjoying the best job in the world, and trying to learn everyday.
Ya I've been a member here for awhile. I just havent logged in.
I agree lots of info in here. Did you ever get that FF Survival/RIT Instructor course from the OFM under your belt? Teaching another course to a couple of local depts in the next couple of weeks. If you are looking for a sign off opportunity might be able to arrange something?
Jeff, Send me your email address and I'll be more than gald to send you the ppts you would like. A couple I am hainv trouble sending as they are too big so I guess I'll have to split them in half or something. Let me know if you want anyting besides the Forc. Entry ppts
Thanks so much for your resposne. You comments should be screamed from the highest buildings in the world. Fire loads are worse, as is the heat release from these fire loads yet we are being taught the same old fire flow crap as was taught 40 years ago. Your right on!
-Hi Jeff. Yeah sure go ahead and use the quote, "If you want to stand around and admire your work than become a painter". This was directed at FF that cut roofs and then stand there admiring the h*** they just cut.
-Firefighters that perform vertical venting must cut the roof and get down. The longer ff are on the roof, the longer they are in danger. Get down and get another job. Remember the manpower shortage? Get down and get another assignment.
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