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Gary Rauch's Groups (22)

  • Street Smart Fire Officer

    259 members Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018 Becoming an officer is a daunting task. Becoming a good officer on the fireground is even harder. This group will concentrate on Fireground…

  • Operational Guides

    83 members Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2019 Incident Specific Operational Guides for firefighters

  • Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

    111 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2016 All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's…

  • Tommy Truck

    66 members Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2014 Looking for personal experiences/stories of how Tom Brennan inspired, lead, or taught you about firefighting. From Random Thoughts, to war stories of…

  • Leatherheads

    70 members Latest Activity: May 27, 2015 A group composed of those members who wear or want to wear the traditional leather fire helmet!

  • COMPANY DRILLS

    615 members Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2020

    A resource for Company Officers to assist with the delivery of company level training.

  • High-Rise Fire Group

    171 members Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018 So many cities have High-Rise structures and the tactics used by various departments varies as much as the cities themselves. The group is designed…

  • Tools and Equipment

    48 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2015 Reviews of Fire Service tools and equipment. Please justify your approval or disapproval of a tool or equipment.

  • Elevator & Escalator Rescue

    59 members Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2016 Contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers and fire company members alike. Learn the risks involved in elevator…

  • F.O.O.L.S.

    227 members Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2019 Come and discuss or brag about your Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) organization. Looking to start a chapter in your area, I am sure…

  • Illinois Fire Service Institute

    67 members Latest Activity: May 13, 2012 This group is for Field Staff, Institute Staff, Institute Researchers, students and other interested parties. All topics related to the Institute's…

  • Common Sense Firefighting

    218 members Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2016 A group dedicated to Decision Making and Leadership on the Fire Ground

  • Props and Training Aids

    166 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2015 Share training aids and props that you have seen, or built.

  • Aerial Operations

    115 members Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2015 This group is geared for the operation of aerial devices that include, straight stick aerial ladders, tower ladders, telescoping platforms,…

  • Tools and Tricks

    200 members Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2014 Tools that you carry in your pockets, on your rigs, have fabricated or modified. All ideas are welcome, Truck, Engine, Rescue..... Show us!

  • FireFighterClose Calls

    260 members Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2017 Fires & runs with a "Close Call" where we coulda, shoulda, woulda-or, it was simply not avoidable. Short and sweet: what happened, what we learned,…

  • Fire Service Leadership

    331 members Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2020 No matter what type of tactics or operations your department provides, the quality and efficiency are dramatically affected by the leadership skills…

  • Training Officers Mutual Aid Group

    222 members Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2015 Training Officers and Instructors group dedicated to professional development of TO's and Instructors.

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