I was lucky to have some great officers and leaders influence my career path in the fire service, and in life. They were always offering sound advice and sharing their experiences. Some I heeded right away and others I had to learn the hard way. Either way, their words and actions provided me a template to use to work to be a good firefighter and, later on, officer.
Now I have the opportunity to pass along the valuable bits of information that was passed to me along with my own…Continue
Posted on June 2, 2015 at 2:32pm
Stretching an attack line dry is a tactic for a set of very specific situations. A couple that come to mind are exterior stairwells, protected interior stairwells, and for tenable halls/corridors from a protected stairwell. With all of these, somebody must be assigned to mind the hose before it's charged and it must be laid out correctly in the stair well. In the photos below, you'll notice the hose on the 'inside' of the stairwell; it should be on the outside. Folds of hose can slip down…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2015 at 9:00am
By popular demand we have made the build plans and photos from the updated bailout prop (originally create by Dale J. Pekel) available for you to download and share. Be sure to visit our websitewww.enginehousetrianing.com and join our email list for more great content like this. Click here for the .pdf file--->…
Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:30am
We have the distinct honor and pleasure to offer our Firefighter Bailout class at FDIC 2015 this year as one of the HOT classes. We feel, like most, that we should train and drill constantly on the basics like engine company operations, search, ventilation, fire behavior, ladder work, forcible and the list goes on, to prevent the need for a firefighter to have to exit an…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:33pm
I talk a great deal about the role of the company officers and how they influence the members of your department. When teaching officer development we hit hard on setting and establishing expectations and ensuring that there is follow-through with those expectations. I was recently asked about expectations for my company officers. They aren't too different from what I expected from my crew members when I was a company officer.
Posted on March 18, 2015 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment