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Common Sense Firefighting

A group dedicated to Decision Making and Leadership on the Fire Ground

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Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2016

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

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Comment by Jim Mason on January 28, 2009 at 12:34pm
We have a hand pump (extinguisher ) that is acutally hand pumped to push the water. It's not pressurized with air. It can be refilled in a bath tub of the fire apartment. This is huge for us , in that , we can use it, refill, use it again. When we investigate for fire that is not showing upon arrival we bring it in. We can use it or go get a line.
When we refill in the bath tub, someone will pull down the shower curtain and step it into the drain, then turn on both faucets to start filling the tub. The hand pump EXTinguishers will then be dipped into the filling tub and brought back to the fire to keep it in check if and until the hose line gets inside for final extiguishment. It really not a drill for us but a common sense way of investgiating for a non-showing fire until the hose line is brought inside.
Comment by Todd Trudeau on January 27, 2009 at 3:49pm
I'd be interested in anything you come up with. Information is power!
Comment by Jim Mason on January 26, 2009 at 8:12pm
"the can" as in reference to a hand can (or extinguisher ) you mean?
Comment by Todd Trudeau on January 22, 2009 at 3:05pm
Your jake is in our hearts and prayers. May his family stay strong. God Bless!
Comment by Matt Erdman on January 22, 2009 at 2:48pm
Dave, thank you for your post. We'll keep keep him in our prayers.
Comment by Joe Heim on January 15, 2009 at 5:45pm
I will be there on Tuesday night.
Comment by Jim Mason on January 11, 2009 at 6:54pm
I bet the chief had something to s to them when the fire was over. Espicially in a small town. We've done it, but not any more becuase the first thing that would happen is we would be seeing it on TV that afternoon.
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 11, 2009 at 6:31pm
Yeah I thought the same lieu!
Comment by Jim Mason on January 11, 2009 at 6:17pm
The must have seen this on the Backdraft movie
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 11, 2009 at 4:01pm
I made a FORUM post about this... I wanted to share with the group a recent "lack of common sense" on the FG.

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