Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:40pm
Training is not just for the drill ground or the classroom. We need to look for learning moments and practice opportunities whenever we can.
We recently responded to a fast-food joint for a fire in the kitchen. I was on overtime and we were on the engine that was second in. The first in company used a Type-K extinguisher to put out the small grease fire on the grill.
The first due captain indicated that the fire was small enough that the suppression system above the grill did…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2013 at 10:28am
Here is a very good article on the LUNAR concept for Mayday and consideration for an alternative that is more fireground friendly and effective.
LUNAR....Is There an Alternative?
As a Fire Service, we have done a good job…
Posted on October 10, 2013 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments
There has been a lot of talk recently, the last few years especially, about the culture of the fire service. There have been all kinds of cultures thrown around: a culture of safety, a culture of extinguishment, a culture of tradition, a culture of nexters, etc. I think you get the point.
I'm going to keep this short.
First, cultures are created over long periods of time by attitudes, beliefs and habits. Cultures of anything are not easy to change or fix, if that is the…Continue
Posted on September 7, 2013 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment
Drilling for effectiveness cannot be overstated enough. In posts and articles firefighters and officers are imploring that we, as a fire service, put a heavy emphasis on drilling and training on a regular basis.
Not just when training is scheduled, but everyday we are at the fire house, we must use the equipment and techniques to master our craft and to know the capabilities and intricacies of our equipment and that of ourselves. What have we forgotten?…
Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:07am