Truck Company Operations- Keyboard Drill
By: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr.
As much time that is involved in creating a musical masterpiece it is critical to have the knowledge and skill set to operate your equipment effectively. Learning a new instrument takes time and practice. Mistakes will be made and the end result is an unfinished, raw product. However, over time and with more practice, you’ll be well on…Continue
Posted on October 25, 2017 at 11:16pm
Drones have added tremendous value in the fire service since the beginning of the second decade of this century. In its multitude of uses ranging from a 360-degree size-up tool to delivering high-profile images in real time to commanders as they decide how to respond, conducting flyovers of areas involved in natural disasters, and locating seats of the fire in firefighting operations, to name a few. Drones used for fire service training can also be a substantial value added tool. Drones…Continue
Posted on September 5, 2017 at 5:10am
Mastering the Size-up
by: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr.
Becoming proficient with sizing up the fireground takes practice. Not only in terms of the main components of a well-described size-up, but also in the way it’s conveyed over the radio. The way in which the information is conveyed is just as important as what the content of the message is. If either of these are not in sync, the initial operations on the fireground…Continue
Posted on August 31, 2017 at 4:37am
In my brief but current tenure in the petroleum refining industry I’ve noticed a lot of differences yet a lot of similarities in regards to the dynamics of training. Unlike the structural firefighting realm, industrial firefighting can, arguably, contain a cache of significant hazards that are not otherwise encountered and contain an inherently more dangerous fireground. The hazards are a myriad of chemicals, off-gasses, high pressures, high temperatures, liquid and pressure-fed fires and…Continue
Posted on August 26, 2017 at 5:45am