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"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations


"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.

This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information that will help others that view the discussions, posts and pictures. 

Location: Kentland, Maryland, USA
Members: 180
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2020


Discussion Forum

Going The Distance 8 Replies

While teaching and/or visiting a number of fire departments throughout the United States, I always make it a point to check out the Engine Company's hose loads and available lengths (pre-connected or not). One thing that seems to be common is that…Continue

Tags: Attack, Distance, Question, Plan, Length

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by zachary wolf Nov 19, 2014.

Hose Racks 2 Replies

Many say that your company will be judged on your ability to recover at a significant incident. Hose Racks, although often used for stand-pipe operations, can be a life saver when needed to extend a line, no matter the environment (high-rise or…Continue

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by Justin Renner Sep 14, 2013.

Innovative Ideas For "Making The Stretch" 1 Reply

The fire service is a great place with an enormous amount of talent. In this discussion, post photos of "outside the box" ideas for stretching attack lines. Whether it involves obstacles, getting to upper floors, using alternative access, etc.…Continue

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by Timothy Patrick McCloskey Aug 24, 2013.

Chief Halton thanks for the invite

Tony I will join, but you and I both know the tower is where it's at!  LOL. BTW good forum Continue

Started by David Polikoff Aug 22, 2013.

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Comment by Sid Newby on August 24, 2013 at 3:15pm

Great group topic Tony. Thank You for all that you do.

Comment by Eric Michael Ziegelhofer on August 22, 2013 at 10:30pm
Thanks for the invite looking forward to learning and possibly helping others.
Comment by Kevin Story on August 22, 2013 at 6:35pm
You know when we go to fires sometimes Truckies get a grab, the Engine always gets fire.
Comment by Nick Morgan on August 22, 2013 at 4:26pm

Thanks for the invite!!  Having been assigned to engines, quints, and currently an aerial platform quint, this should provide some great discussion.

Comment by Jeff Schwering on August 22, 2013 at 2:16pm

Thanks for the invite Brother!

Comment by Patrick Brown on August 22, 2013 at 1:22pm

I would like to meet those who feel engine work is easy and unfulfilling....I'll bet they are truck guys or want to be truck guys. Everyone knows the engine company is the only company that actually puts out the fire. As we say, truck guys are only firemen helpers...they open it up so we can go to work.  

Comment by John Shafer on August 22, 2013 at 12:46pm

Thanks for the invite!

Comment by David Polikoff on August 22, 2013 at 12:01pm

Tony I will join, but you and I both know the tower is where it's at!  LOL. BTW good forum 

Comment by Eric Schlett on August 22, 2013 at 11:11am

Thanks for the invite.  Looking forward to being part of this.

Comment by Michael M. Dugan on August 22, 2013 at 11:02am

Thanks for the invite looking forward to some interesting discussions and exchange of information.


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