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Are You Ready as an Incident Commander when your Firefighters "Press Their MAYDAY Button"?
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Fireground Simulation...... The Multi-Family

Good Morning,I will attempt to post a simulation every week, this first one is a working fire in a multi-family residential, the fire is called in as a porch fire but while en route you are updated to a more serious condition of possible people trapped.Building Facts:Built Early 1900sBalloon or Platform Multiple ApartmentsResidence is a common response address for your department re: EMS go ahead and make up what ever fits your department and area. These simulations make great table top or…See More
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An Overlooked,but possibly easy access below your "Main Streets".....The Showroom Bumpout

Back before super stores, mega malls and big box stores, consumers in many towns purchased their clothing and household goods from stores located on respective “Main Streets”. These stores had large display windows that advertised what shoppers could find once inside (Think Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story staring at his Red Rider BB Gun). Because many of these Ordinary Constructed Type III structures were built specifically as retail these display cases had what best can be described…See More
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A modern issue in a legacy residence......Venting The Stairway Landing Window

When I became a firefighter twenty-seven years ago my father who spent thirty years on the job in the same town offered me a bit of advice when fighting fires in our town's residential structures, when fighting an upper floor or attic fire a good engine company making the advance with the initial attack line will take the stairway…See More
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The "Main Street Hybrid"

Just as the car industry has reinvented itself with the “Hybrid” vehicle, today’s Main Streets have reinvented themselves by renovating nineteenth century…See More
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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
Mar 29
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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
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Profile Information

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

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Fireground Simulation...... The Multi-Family

Good Morning,

I will attempt to post a simulation every week, this first one is a working fire in a multi-family residential, the fire is called in as a porch fire but while en route you are updated to a more serious condition of possible people trapped.

Building Facts:

Built Early 1900s

Balloon or Platform 

Multiple Apartments

Residence is a common response address for your department re: EMS go ahead and make up what ever…

Continue

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:00am

An Overlooked,but possibly easy access below your "Main Streets".....The Showroom Bumpout

Back before super stores, mega malls and big box stores, consumers in many towns purchased their clothing and household goods from stores located on respective “Main Streets”. These stores had large display windows that advertised what shoppers could find once inside (Think Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story staring at his Red Rider BB Gun). Because many of these Ordinary Constructed Type III structures were built specifically as retail these display cases had what best…

Continue

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 2:14pm

A modern issue in a legacy residence......Venting The Stairway Landing Window

When I became a firefighter twenty-seven years ago my father who spent thirty years on the job in the same town offered me a bit of advice when fighting fires in our town's residential structures, when fighting an upper floor or attic fire a good engine company making the advance with the initial attack line will take the…

Continue

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:23pm

The "Main Street Hybrid"

Just as the car industry has reinvented itself with the “Hybrid” vehicle, today’s Main Streets have…

Continue

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 10:27am

Main Street Fire Escapes Need Review Too!

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 12:05pm

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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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