I suppose I am fortunate that one of the only ongoing debates between my wife and I are the nuances of loading the dishwasher. You see, I load the dishwasher the way it was designed to be loaded. My wife, she believes randomly loading the dishwasher. We both think that our respective methods work best for fitting the most dishes and getting the job done the best. Much like the fireground, and numerous other “hot topics” right now, there are many different opinions and theories on the…Continue
Added by Matt McDowell on October 12, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments
This video is a great training tool for size-up, radio comms & Command presence. This FD sounds very professional despite difficult fire conditions. This week we've got heavy fire & smoke on an upper floor w/ standpipe ops in progress and a Mayday called while transitioning to Defensive Ops. Compare this FD's ops to your FD and give us your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!…Continue
Added by Matt McDowell on April 13, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
THE SCENARIO: HEAVY FIRE from the attic w/ extension to TWO other houses! If this one doesn't test the strength and discipline of your crews and alarm assignments, congratulations! Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!
Added by Matt McDowell on March 2, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments
What would your FD do for this attached garage fire? What would you do to address the extension issues? Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!
Added by Matt McDowell on February 24, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments
Check out this video. Heavy fire from the top floor. Pre-arrival and post arrival footage. What would you do? What do you of their tactics? Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations. Surf's up!
Thanks and Be Safe!
Added by Matt McDowell on February 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
What would do you do for this heavily involved attached garage fire? Does the split-level layout change your strategies/tactics? Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations. Have fun!
Added by Matt McDowell on February 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
This week we've got a rippin' 2-story single family dwelling. Share your strategies, tactics and experience!
Added by Matt McDowell on January 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Share your strategies, tactics and experience! Every Friday we'll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.
THE SCENARIO: You're wearing all the hats today! You're dispatched to a reported "structure" fire. It's the middle of the week during Christmas vacation and the neighbors don't know if the kids are there or not.
Added by Matt McDowell on December 23, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments