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Common Sense Firefighting

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Thanks to all for the kind words during the family issues, Let's get back to it.

Discussion Forum

Fire Ground Communications 16 Replies

Started by Jim Mason. Last reply by Eric Michael Ziegelhofer Apr 5, 2014.

Pre arrival assignments 16 Replies

Started by Brandon Krause. Last reply by Scott Thompson Jan 26, 2012.

RIT, where are we, stone age or 2010? 24 Replies

Started by Jeff Schwering. Last reply by Pierre-Louis LAMBALLAIS Apr 6, 2011.

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Comment by Don Huneke on April 30, 2009 at 12:12am
All the best to you and your family. My family will have you in our prayers. Gods Speed

Comment by Todd Trudeau on April 22, 2009 at 7:13pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope all turns out well.
Comment by Art Zern on March 31, 2009 at 5:57pm

Are we still on for a gathering at FDIC? When and where.

Comment by Bryan Downie on March 28, 2009 at 12:36pm
I'll be at FDIC but not sure if we are getting in Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. If we're there Tuesday, I'm in for the gathering.

Comment by Brenda Tenney on February 4, 2009 at 5:55pm
Sorry Jim,can't go,our depts has been real busy lately.Winter here is our busy season.Am talking about the FDIC in April.
And that is and bit far from here.
We had pump opts training Monday night.Around 11 pm,tone came in for and structure fire,which called out 3 or 4 depts.What and week so far. BT
Comment by Jim Mason on January 29, 2009 at 6:36am
Yeah 7 gallons. ieghs a bit and That is without the senior FF's putting a brick or two in the bottom for the new guys before they carry it into the fire building
Comment by Jim Mason on January 28, 2009 at 6:07pm
Perspective is reality! Funny how it works, isn;t it
Comment by Scott Kleinschmidt on January 28, 2009 at 3:38pm
We don't have anything formal other than we began taking guys through "can" fires in the burn tower. This is something we try and do with every H.O.T truck class we do here. We will build a good size "contents" pallets/hay fire and have guys put it out with attack lines. Then we will have them go back in and put it out the next time with the can. Like Chris said " I think everyone would be amazed just how much fire a 2 1/2 gallon can will put out when used properly" is no lie! Then a funny thing happens guys who use to never bring it will always have it with them on the "check" calls.
Comment by Jim Mason on January 28, 2009 at 3:15pm
Our hand pump carries 7 gallons of water. It knocks down alot of fire
Comment by Chris Piepenburg on January 28, 2009 at 1:26pm

If you have a burn building available set-up a pan with 4-5 pallets, fire it up and then have the firemen come in and see how much damage they can actually do with a can. I think everyone would be amazed just how much fire a 2 1/2 gallon can will put out when used properly.

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