Webster’s Dictionary defines Tunnel Vision as:
In the Fire service, we often associate “tunnel vision” with the narrowing field of view during an incident based on a…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2017 at 2:40pm
Placards are used to help us identify what a vehicle is hauling. They usually have a corresponding number in the ERG to let us know what to do when we encounter the corresponding material.
However would you be surprised to know that people have placards too? Would you even be further surprised to know YOU have…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2017 at 2:29pm
Read any NIOSH report and failure to do a 360 is usually mentioned as a contributing factor. Unfortunately this has turned the 360 into a check box item rather than something to do in order to gain the entire fire ground picture. I have personally seen critical issues missed on structures due to the first in officer omitting the 360.
This leads to the question, What to look for on a 360? People teach various methods and I have one that was taught to me that is simple to remember, easy…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2017 at 2:27pm
I have the chance to interact with young kids, pre teens, and teenagers a lot. Sometimes it is through coaching, other times it is through my part-time job as a Fire and Safety Technician at a local theme park. When I do I often get the question…
How do you become a firefighter?
Once I begin to explain the process of becoming a firefighter or even an EMT Basic I am…
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 4:29pm
Frank Brannigan said the building is our enemy and we need to know our enemy. Some have amended that with the fire is our enemy but the building is our battlefield and we must know the terrain in which we are to do battle. Either way you put it building construction is important to everything we do. However just the subject of building construction is VAST and unending. Engineers, construction companies, contractors, developers, etc. are always trying to come up with cheaper, and more…Continue
Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:22pm