"Both of our pre-connects are 200 ft long though some companies have added another length making them 250ft. The loads that come off of the back of our engines are well suited for extended lead-outs. One bed has 700ft of 2.5" hose…"
"I would like to meet those who feel engine work is easy and unfulfilling....I'll bet they are truck guys or want to be truck guys. Everyone knows the engine company is the only company that actually puts out the fire. As we say,…"
Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
That place actually looks pretty nice. I my still district that would actually be considered pretty well maintained. We go into occupied homes with big holes in the floors and walls. It's amazing what people will live in....hence the big…"
"Mike, I agree. My response area has countless vacant and abandoned structures and countless homeless people that will be occupying these structures as the weather changes. Buildings need to be searched if conditions allow...period. There is no way…"
"Every action on the fire ground must be dictated by a thorough size up and a rational risk assessment. The risk assessment includes a survivability assessment (based on time,smoke and fire conditions what are the chances of finding a salvagable…"
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