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Tool or NO Tool?

    By Jason Hoevelmann with Steve HeidbrederTool or No Tool?     When we go to conferences or sit around with other engaged firefighters there is no lack of lively conversation and debate. From world affairs, to sports teams, bands and of course, tactics! There is no better time spent with other firefighters learning about what others do and why. That is the key, WHY, things are done the way they are done.   One topic that has come up in our circle of friends and during training weekends is…See More
Dec 13, 2015
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Ground Ladders Discussion

Podcast Episode on Ground Ladders, clickHEREThis episode is a discussion about ground ladders. It's a basic piece of equipment that has such a huge value to us on the fire ground, but in many cases, get's forgotten.  They're forgotten until they are needed, and then it could be a life and death situation for firefighters and victims.We talk briefly about some very simple…See More
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Winter Operations Checklist and Podcast

Attached is an outline we used for a quick winter operations class at work. I ran across this the other day and thought it would be appropriate to post now.  The podcast is here for this topic as well.  Feel free to add and use this as you see fit. If you have some great tips on operating in the winter, please share with everybody, as I'm sure we missed something…See More
Dec 1, 2015
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To Be Up or Down

 In my years as a younger firefighter, both as a volunteer and during my career training, it was driven home that we enter building fires with a low profile.  More specifically on our hands and knees.  I was never going to question my instructors, the books or the more veteran firefighters that mentored me.  However, the more fires I got to fight, the more I started to question some of that…See More
Nov 23, 2015

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Co-owner and Lead Instructor for Engine House Training, LLC. I have been in the fire service for over 25 years. I am a Battalion Chief in North St. Louis County. My hometown department where I started as a volunteer is now a combination department where I am a deputy chief and fire marshal.
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Setting Specific Goals and Objectives--Podcast

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This episode discusses the importance of setting very specific goals and objectives.  Being specific allows us to create a realistic and attainable plan to achieve our…


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Basics of Calling the Mayday--Podcast


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Posted on December 15, 2015 at 3:56pm

Tool or NO Tool?

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By Jason Hoevelmann with Steve Heidbreder

Tool or No Tool?

     When we go to conferences or sit around with other engaged firefighters there is no lack of lively conversation and debate. From world affairs, to sports teams, bands and of course, tactics! There is no better time spent with other firefighters learning about what others do and why. That is the key, WHY, things are done the way…


Posted on December 13, 2015 at 3:24pm

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At 3:01pm on April 21, 2012, Christopher Huston said…

Great time hanging out in Indy. Hopefully I will see you before next years! Keep up the great work!

At 2:41pm on December 14, 2011, Christopher Huston said…

Merry Christmas to you as well. Hey brother I'm just trying to pass on the lessons that guys like you are teaching. We'll see you in INDY!

At 8:37pm on December 11, 2011, David D'Arcy said…

Thanks Jason. Great blog today. All the best.

At 11:27pm on November 16, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Wow, huge difference!! Clean, organized and safe looking.
At 9:49am on April 4, 2010, Skip Stephens said…
Thanks for the add Jason!
At 10:12am on February 14, 2010, Jeff Schwering said…
Jason, I have some great wiring pics for you, they are simply, well you'll get the picture! Send them soon feel free to use as you see fit.
At 4:50pm on January 6, 2010, Jeff Schwering said…
Geat Picture for crew training Jason! Wiring pic the same way we all see this!
At 7:52pm on April 13, 2009, Paul J De Bartolomeo said…
We still use the written log book system know as the Journal or "The Book". The house watchman is responsible for keepng the book updated at all times throughout the day and night. Typical entries include responses out of and returning to quaters, daily drill activities, incoming personell, visitors entering quaters, cheifs entering quaters, and unusual occurences to name a few. Our responses are also entered into the NYFIRS computer system upon returning to quaters by the officer on duty. Our hosewatch is manned 24 hours a day at 3 hour intervals.
At 3:55pm on April 13, 2009, Paul J De Bartolomeo said…
I enjoyed that thread and discussing it with you. Thanks for keeping it civil. We can all learn a great deal by remaining open minded in discussing fire tactics intelligently. I read your blog's and think thats great stuff keep up the good work and as always stay safe.
Paul D
At 2:59pm on April 3, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Check out and sign up, we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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