This is not the time to realize that you should have trained more on aerial ladder operations and tactics - pre-plan your response areas and train on proper placement and quick set-ups! Train, train, train...
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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!
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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
VSP is one of the hottest topics of conversation in the fire service today. Captain Marsar’s research has taken the fire service by storm and has created an interesting “new” flavor of the month for those who feed on “firefighter safety through spectatorship”. Maybe it was because of my animosity for the “let it burn” folks within our profession that I was initially against the concept of deciding if a building is searchable from the front yard and was unfairly biased. However, the more I…Continue
Added by Matt McDowell on December 5, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments