The 3 hours is something I live by and try an do every day. I talk about the 3 hours in every class I teach, every person I mentor, and every periscope I do. I have even mentioned it on several podcasts such as the Firefighter Training Podcast with Chief Peter Lamb specifically in this episode…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:20pm
The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the money length of hose! If you can get that length to the fire room rapidly then your chances of putting the fire out multiply exponentially. However I feel that even though it is emphasized in training, students still miss the mark on its importance or even recognizing it.…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:17pm
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