Posted on June 24, 2016 at 12:30pm
As a young firefighter at my first career job, I had a captain that made us take a can on just about every type of alarm. Fire alarm--take the can. Odor of smoke--take the can. The list goes on and it became a habit for us to grab the can. During my time there (it's not a real busy place) I never had the opportunity to see what it can do.
It wasn't until I moved on that I became more interested in the water can (extinguisher) that I became a full convert and believer in the…
Posted on May 25, 2016 at 9:35am
Here is a video of a recent FREE webinar about five common mistakes that new fire officers tend make. These are by no means exclusive, but from my experience are committed by many new officers.
-Don't try to change the world
-Don't have an authority complex
-Don't be a quitter
-Don't avoid discipline
I would welcome others that you might think of or have seen frequently.…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2016 at 5:47pm
Bailout is a last option for us when things go bad. We can do all of the right things and still find ourselves in trouble. It doesn't and won't happen often when we train and operate in standard manners, but we have to be prepared.
This podcast discusses some basic concepts that we at Engine House Training, LLC teach and believe in regarding firefighter bailout. I have a also attached the .pdf for the build out of the low prop we use for instructing and…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2016 at 8:30pm
By Kyle Sanders, Engine House Training, LLC Instructor
Please check out our FDIC 2016 HOT Bailout Class!
Time to talk about the topic no one ever wants to talk about or train on. It always gets pushed off to the side or gets the classic “I’m smarter than that and won’t get in that situation.” This is something that no one expects to happen but can happen to the most…Continue
Posted on February 28, 2016 at 10:09pm