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Are You Ready as an Incident Commander when your Firefighters "Press Their MAYDAY Button"?
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“Watch a Fire Video Without Watching the Fire? And How to Better S.U.T.E. your Size up Training Using Video”

A guide to help your self-study in size up and command By: Joe Pronesti With today’s social media everyone knows that fire video is a click away sometimes we can get video while crews are on scene still. It’s great that we can utilize video and audio from fire events all over the country for self-study and professional improvement and sharing as many videos and their lessons can be of great benefit as long as we are learning and NOT critiquing. That said, anyone watching a fire video is going…See More
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A New Acronym to consider-UL (Universally Linking)

What does a two year firefighter and group of firefighters from the Netherlands have in common? No it’s not a joke but a great example of what Steve Kerber from UL along with Dan Madrzykowski from NIST have really done with the research data disseminated to our fire service, they have brought firefighters from across the globe together and talking about tactics and that is in my opinion the greatest lesson for us. Now back to the probie and the Dutch firefighters, I have had the privilege to…See More
Jan 20
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Church Fire Quick Points

A rare but challenging fire you may face in your career will be a burning church, synagogue, mosque, or temple. These buildings may be the treasure of the community and the artifacts inside may be irreplaceable, pre-fire study and planning plus proper initial size up may be what separates a community tragedy or a proud save of the building and all that’s inside.One of the most important fire ground operations in these buildings takes place prior to the fire even occurring, it is called…See More
Jan 13
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Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer...MAYDAY,MAYDAY,MAYDAY!

 It’s a new year and in many fire departments across America large or small, paid, part-paid and volunteer, members of our service will be retiring from positions of command and new faces will be taking their spots. If you are in one of these categories of either retirement or promotion I say congratulations and Godspeed. Now, for those of you getting promoted to command positions (which will include me in 2015) I ask if you are ready to hear one word repeated three times….MAYDAY, MAYDAY,…See More
Jan 1
Joseph Pronesti posted a blog post

TRANSOM WINDOWS: An often forgotten modern fire behavior danger lurks in Legacy constructed buildings

If you attended an older school like I did growing up I guarantee your teacher or even you yourself performed a ventilation technique and didn’t even know it when you opened them, what am I talking about? It’s the transom window and their effect on your operations in legacy buildings need be taken into consideration, especially with all that has been recently disseminated to our fire service in regards to ventilation and fire behavior.A transom window is a window above a door that is usually…See More
Dec 29, 2014
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Dec 6, 2014
Joseph Pronesti posted a blog post

So What Are You Doing Around 1745 Hours Dec 3rd

Our youngest members were probably between 5-10 years old, our now more "seasoned" members were proby firefighters trying to learn, fit in, be a sponge, etc. But it's been 15 years since that cold night in Worcester, Massachusetts and if you're reading this without any idea of what I am talking about or a foggy mind I encourage you to take an hour or two from your busy holiday season and web search Worcester Cold Storage".It sat as a hulking building windowless and a reminder of days gone by,…See More
Dec 3, 2014
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Oriented Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search is a viable option given today's fire environment and heat release data

It appears and rightfully so, that there is an increase in "chatter" about the utilization on the fire ground for VEIS (Vent, ,Enter, Isolate, and Search) training. A few years back I wrote an article for Fire Engineering on utilizing what some call the 'Oriented Man" V.E.I.S. this tactic utilizes two members one with a thermal imager to conduct the operation. the two member approach in my opinion helps calm any naysayers who state that this tactic is far too danger and is only for the "big…See More
Nov 21, 2014

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Elyria, Ohio
Department:
Elyria Fire
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
26
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Paid fire department

Joseph Pronesti's Blog

“Watch a Fire Video Without Watching the Fire? And How to Better S.U.T.E. your Size up Training Using Video”

A guide to help your self-study in size up and command

 

By: Joe Pronesti

 

With today’s social media everyone knows that fire video is a click away sometimes we can get video while crews are on scene still. It’s great that we can…

Continue

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

A New Acronym to consider-UL (Universally Linking)

What does a two year firefighter and group of firefighters from the Netherlands have in common? No it’s not a joke but a great example of what Steve Kerber from UL along with Dan Madrzykowski from NIST have really done with the research data disseminated to our fire service, they have brought firefighters from across the globe together and talking about tactics and that is in my opinion the greatest lesson for us. Now back to the probie and the Dutch firefighters, I have had the privilege to…

Continue

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 7:09pm

Church Fire Quick Points

A rare but challenging fire you may face in your career will be a burning church, synagogue, mosque, or temple. These buildings may be the treasure of the community and the artifacts inside may be irreplaceable, pre-fire study and planning plus proper initial size up may be what separates a community tragedy or a proud save of the building and all that’s inside.

One of the most important fire ground operations in these buildings takes place prior to the fire even occurring, it is…

Continue

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer...MAYDAY,MAYDAY,MAYDAY!

 

It’s a new year and in many fire departments across America large or small, paid, part-paid and volunteer, members of our service will be retiring from positions of command and new faces will be taking their spots. If you are in one of these categories of either retirement or promotion I say congratulations and Godspeed. Now, for those of you getting promoted to command positions (which will include me in 2015) I ask if you are ready to hear one word repeated three…

Continue

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 10:00am

TRANSOM WINDOWS: An often forgotten modern fire behavior danger lurks in Legacy constructed buildings

If you attended an older school like I did growing up I guarantee your teacher or even you yourself performed a ventilation technique and didn’t even know it when you opened them, what am I talking about? It’s the transom window and their effect on your operations in legacy buildings need be taken into consideration, especially with all that has been recently disseminated to our fire service in regards to ventilation and fire behavior.

A transom window is a window…

Continue

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 1:30pm

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At 7:02pm on March 3, 2010, Frank Ricci said…
Captain,
Check out and sign up for our group, Tactical Building Blocks, we could use your input.
At 12:55pm on May 2, 2008, Brian Harting said…
Is it time yet to update your title to Chief....LOL
 
 
 

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