Started this discussion. Last reply by zachary wolf Nov 25.
Posted on December 3, 2014 at 7:00am
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…Continue
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:00pm
At a recent class I attended the instructor speaking on the merits of studying today’s fire behavior and tactics exhibited a piece of paper with one sentence written on it, the words…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2014 at 3:00pm
It's time to play inside, at least in my neck of the woods in Northern Ohio. The cold/snowy weather is upon us and unless you want to sit in the fire house all day it can be a challenge to keep your members fresh and well prepared. So why not a "game night or day".
The following game described below I call…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2014 at 8:37am
One of the ways I mentally prepare and train as an incident commander is to review major working fires around the country, this past Sunday while reviewing the day’s prior events I read about a terrible tragedy that occurred in Portland, Maine where five victims perished in a fire in a large two story duplex apartment house. I researched the photos and listened to the fire department audio from the scene and based on these I am assuming…Continue
Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:00pm