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The Industrial Based Fire Department: A Beneficial and Unique Career Path

A career with an Industrial Based Fire Department can be a truly rewarding experience filled with the same level of camaraderie, brotherhood, and tradition of the surrounding local municipal departments. Along with the same similarities such as training, morning rig checks, and stories shared around the firehouse dinner table, the Industrial Fire Service comes with other elements and experiences unique to the environment at hand that a firefighter wouldn’t normally encounter during their career…See More
Aug 23
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Establishing Engine Company Success by Estimating the Stretch

Establishing Engine Company Success by Estimating the StretchAs the first arriving engine on scene to any working fire, you can set the tone for success or failure right from the stretch, literally. Determining the length of hose to pull from the bed first is a skill set that comes with education and experience that is earned and gained out in the field.With many aspects of our job, every repetition on the fireground makes you a more effective and efficient firefighter by creating psychomotor…See More
Aug 11
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Low Angle Rescue: A Quick, Simple and Effective Approach

Low Angle Rescue: A Quick, Simple and Effective ApproachIn this article, I will review a simple method of accessing an injured patient with a low angle rescue element involved.  Low angle rescues are generally considered to fall between 15 and 35 degrees. Examples include motor vehicle accidents involving vehicles down embankments and injured runners or hikers that leave a trail and fall down an embankment.When performing a low angle rescue, most of the firefighter’s weight will be supported by…See More
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The Irons: Forcible Entry & Door Control

The Irons: Forcible Entry & Door ControlBesides the standard ensemble of turnout gear, box light, SCBA, and a radio, it is expected for firefighters to dismount their apparatus upon arrival with the essential tools of the trade (TIC, Can, etc.) with an objective and goal in mind. Typically, this includes a set of irons which tend to be placed off to the side once a fortified door has been forced.With the door forced and needed to be in the open position for line advancement, often…See More
Feb 22
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Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance

 Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a HindranceFar too often people find it to be much easier to Monday Morning Quarterback those around them while standing idle from the outside than it is to take a long hard look at what their reflection shows in the mirror. The easy route shouldn't always be the path less traveled, but unfortunately seeing your own flaws is a difficult reality that no one wants to do.In May of 2017, I finally viewed myself in the mirror, observed and admitted what I knew…See More
Aug 15, 2019
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Keeping it Functional and Keeping it Fun

Keeping it Functional and Keeping it FunWith fireground training or firehouse fitness, it is critical to develop lesson plans or workouts with the goal of making them functional to the service your department provides, while more importantly keeping it entertaining to ensure buy-in from your peers and to maintain a vested interest.There is nothing worse for training…See More
Jul 20, 2019
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Jul 6, 2019
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The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and Wellness

The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and WellnessSome of the best memories and learning moments in the fire service don’t take place on the fireground or in a classroom setting; rather they take place around the table while we eat as a shift or take the time to talk over a cup of joe.Downtime in the firehouse can often lead to complacency or at times the development of poor eating habits. In May of 2017, I finally acknowledged that I was a liability to both my crew…See More
Jul 6, 2019

Profile Information

Lives in:
Groton, CT
Department:
Pfizer Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter - EMT
Years of public service:
22
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
CT Fire Officer 1
CT Incident Safety Officer
CT Fire Service Instructor II
NFPA Fire Inspector 1
BGS - University of Connecticut
MPA - Anna Maria College
Topics you provide training for:
Single Engine Co. Operations
Rope and Rigging
Safety
RIT Operations
Public Education and Prevention
Bio:
AB Turenne is a 22-year veteran of the fire service in Eastern Connecticut. As a Certified Level II Fire Service Instructor, AB's training curriculum has proven to be conducive with the operational needs of those he teaches and in turn has improved the human capital knowledge of many. A recent graduate from the Masters of Public Administration program at Anna Maria College, AB has continued his efforts in training and education by contributing to the Fire Engineering Training Community.

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The Industrial Based Fire Department: A Beneficial and Unique Career Path

A career with an Industrial Based Fire Department can be a truly rewarding experience filled with the same level of camaraderie, brotherhood, and tradition of the surrounding local municipal departments.

 

Along with the same similarities such as training, morning rig checks, and stories shared around the firehouse dinner table, the Industrial Fire Service comes with other elements and experiences unique to the environment at hand that a firefighter wouldn’t normally encounter…

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Posted on August 23, 2020 at 2:27pm

Establishing Engine Company Success by Estimating the Stretch

Establishing Engine Company Success by Estimating the Stretch

As the first arriving engine on scene to any working fire, you can set the tone for success or failure right from the stretch, literally. Determining the length of hose to pull from the bed first is a skill set that comes with education and experience that is earned and gained out in the…

Continue

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 9:00am

Low Angle Rescue: A Quick, Simple and Effective Approach

Low Angle Rescue: A Quick, Simple and Effective Approach

In this article, I will review a simple method of accessing an injured patient with a low angle rescue element involved.  Low angle rescues are generally considered to fall between 15 and 35 degrees. Examples include motor vehicle accidents involving vehicles down embankments and injured runners or hikers…

Continue

Posted on June 15, 2020 at 4:30pm

The Irons: Forcible Entry & Door Control

The Irons: Forcible Entry & Door Control

Besides the standard ensemble of turnout gear, box light, SCBA, and a radio, it is expected for firefighters to dismount their apparatus upon arrival with the essential tools of the trade (TIC, Can, etc.) with an objective and goal in mind. Typically, this includes a set of irons which tend to be placed off to the side once a fortified door has been forced.

With the door…

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Posted on February 22, 2020 at 3:30am

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