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What do you call your occupancies?

I'm working on developing some standard tactics based upon types of occupancy to which we respond; basically, rather than just saying 2 sto…

Started by Tim Linke

1 May 17, 2011
Reply by Frank Ricci

Where to start your search?

Ok, I will venture down this road, I see the newest Building Block talks about the victims on the floor above the fire are at equal or grea…

Started by Mike Donovan

12 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by Pierre-Louis LAMBALLAIS

Interior attack

Here is a link to an article about a fire which happened in december 2010 in Belgium. The chief is one flahsover instructor of our group of…

Started by Pierre-Louis LAMBALLAIS

0 Apr 18, 2011

Frank Ricci Q&A from his Tactical Building Blocks Webcast

You can read Frank's answers to questions viewers posed to him HERE. And if you haven't heard Frank's Webcast, check it out HERE (It's free…

Started by Fire Engineering

2 Nov 22, 2010
Reply by Frank Ricci

Drag Rescue Straps

Have you trained with them to pull someone up or down stairs? What was the results? Has any firefighter been pulled out using one in real l…

Started by Frank Ricci

8 May 10, 2010
Reply by justin wilkinson

Ventilation Training

With new firefighters coming in and no chain saw knowledge what can we do? The PVC chalk saw was good in the beginning but really only give…

Started by Andrew Schaffran

16 Feb 19, 2010
Reply by Andrew Schaffran

How do you feel about PASS Assisted Mayday See film Above

Mayday calls keep getting lost in normal radio traffic. This method serves as the emergency tone to clear all radio traffic. We have found…

Started by Frank Ricci

6 Nov 11, 2009
Reply by Ola Ohlsson

Saw Safety

Does your department offer saw training with practicals, such as vacant buildings for roof opps or training in cutting metel and concrete i…

Started by Frank Ricci

4 Nov 11, 2009
Reply by Ola Ohlsson


What is your department doing to maintain safe staffing?

Started by Frank Ricci

2 Jun 17, 2009
Reply by Nate Quartier

Your thought on the latest block on Search

Does your department train in hostile search tactics? Hooking your foot is a great way not to get trapped in a small bathroom. Note most ba…

Started by Frank Ricci

1 Mar 3, 2009
Reply by Dave Stacy


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