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Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 8

Size-Up Consideration for the Summer Structure FireWith each changing season here in New England comes a change in approach when performing a size-up and conducting a 360 of a structure potentially on fire and possibly occupied at the time of call. Being the first week of June 2024, we have already begun to experience exposures to high heat and humidity with many already having their central air operating and cooling the interior living spaces of their homes. For many, the simple fix to heat…See More
Jun 3
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Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 7

Property Storage or Personal ShelterIt is no secret that today’s economy is having an astronomical impact on the ability for the working class to purchase or maintain a place of residency. Unfortunately with this problem, desperate times are being met with citizens taking drastic measures to seek temporary shelter for themselves and/or their families.The development of storage unit are on the rise with the majority of them having the benefit of providing a climate controlled environment to…See More
May 20
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Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 5

And the Captain says,..."let there be light"When implementing a RIT-PAK during FAST/RIT training, a common response from those participating is that “the greatest obstacle is the limited dexterity of a gloved hand and low visibility environment” when trying to manipulate the compartments and applying the hose for the Universal Air Connection (UAC).Structural glove manufacturers have made leaps with the sizing, comfort, dexterity and protection of gloves which makes for a more effective and…See More
May 6
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Protest Preparedness – Defeating Demonstration Devices

Protest Preparedness – Defeating Demonstration DevicesWith today’s political climate continuously escalating from matters both domestic and foreign, incidents of protest (demonstrations) and civil unrest (riots) are becoming more prevalent in both rural and suburban geographical areas of the United States.These occurrences pose a significant risk of depleting our resources as First Responders and it is imperative that we continue to educate ourselves from the past experiences of others to…See More
Apr 24
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Apr 24
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Rehabilitation for Emergency Operations

Rehabilitation for Emergency Operations Establishing and implementing a strong rehabilitation process for firefighters during emergency operations is extremely important and creates numerous benefits. Due to overexertion on the fireground, combined with the existing temperature and humidity of the 2023 summer season, firefighters face a variety of risks including dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. In an effort to better protect your personnel from the known and predicted associated risks,…See More
Jul 3, 2023
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Pockets of Pliers: A Preferred Practice

Pockets of Pliers: A Preferred Practice When I first got on the job, I had the privilege of working for a Lieutenant who was the epitome of a fireman’s fireman. After catching a fire during a 24-hour tour, we were swapping out our turnout gear in an effort to curb our exposure to cancer causing carcinogens which is a strictly enforced department policy. Through my…See More
Jan 11, 2023
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Curb Appeal, Iron and Steel: Basics for Heeling the Butt of a Ladder

Ground Ladders are part of the basic fundamentals that make up the initial Firefighter Training Curriculum as identified in NFPA 1001 (Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications) and have an abundance of uses and purposes in the fire service. Many view ladder training as a tedious and monotonous task due to their thoughts and beliefs that ladders are basic and…See More
Dec 18, 2022
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Floor Vents and Egress Orientation

“Some say knowledge is power,…the wisest among us know that the real power lies in shared knowledge”- Mark VonAppen / Fully InvolvedThe best way for the fire service to grow and flourish is by continuously bettering those around us, especially those coming up behind us.A senior fireman once passed on the tip of using floor vents in limited visibility environments to find…See More
Jun 11, 2022
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One (1) Inch Tubular Webbing: Beyond the Water Knot

Like a magician storing a rabbit in their hats or stuffing flowers up their sleeves, firefighters for years have held small tools and equipment on reserve within the pockets of their turnout gear. You can rummage through the gear grid of any firefighter and find plyers, wedges, and window punches in their pockets in the event their unique use and purpose in the fire service is needed.In all sets of my gear, I keep a self-tensioning webbing slash that consists of two (2) close ended loops in…See More
Nov 25, 2021
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Vehicle Variables: 4 Key Factors to Aid in Size-Up

Vehicle Variables: 4 Key Factors to Aid in Size-UpAn initial size-up for any emergency response has the ability to set the tone for the duration of the incident. For EMS runs it is the initial general impression of a patient. With hazardous materials incidents, the initial identification of placards or shipping containers can determine the initial actions taken on part of responding units. One of the most common size-ups we conduct in our line of work happens when arriving on scene to a…See More
Jun 8, 2021
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The “Extrication Boss”: Pre-Planning and Size Up for Company Officers

The “Extrication Boss”: Pre-Planning and Size Up for Company OfficersA highly promoted practice in the fire service, especially for first arriving company officers, is to conduct a size up and perform a 360 of structures upon initial arrival to incidents involving alarm activations and reports of smoke or fire. Being prepared for a successful mitigation to a working fire most often derives from pre-planning and a thorough size up. The same practice and efforts should also be done when…See More
Jan 31, 2021
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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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
Jun 15, 2020
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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, 2020

Profile Information

Lives in:
Middletown, CT
Department:
South Fire District
Title/rank:
Captain - Training & Safety
Years of public service:
24
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
CT Fire Officer 1
CT Incident Safety Officer
CT Fire Service Instructor III
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 25-year veteran of the fire service in Eastern Connecticut and currently is the Captain of Training and Safety with a career department in Middlesex County, CT.

As a Certified Level III 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 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.

AB Turenne's Blog

Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 8

Size-Up Consideration for the Summer Structure Fire

With each changing season here in New England comes a change in approach when performing a size-up and conducting a 360 of a structure potentially on fire and possibly occupied at the time of call.

 

Being the first week of June 2024, we have already begun to experience exposures to high heat and humidity with many already having their…

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Posted on June 3, 2024 at 3:00pm

Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 7

Property Storage or Personal Shelter

It is no secret that today’s economy is having an astronomical impact on the ability for the working class…

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Posted on May 20, 2024 at 2:01pm

Coffee Table Quick Tips: Vol. 2 - Issue 5

And the Captain says,..."let there be light"

When implementing a RIT-PAK during FAST/RIT training, a common response from those participating is that “the greatest obstacle is the limited dexterity of a gloved hand and low visibility environment” when trying to manipulate the compartments and applying the hose for…

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Posted on May 6, 2024 at 1:00pm

Protest Preparedness – Defeating Demonstration Devices

Protest Preparedness – Defeating Demonstration Devices

With today’s political climate continuously escalating from matters both domestic and foreign, incidents of protest (demonstrations) and civil unrest (riots) are becoming more prevalent in both rural and suburban geographical areas of the United States.…

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Posted on April 24, 2024 at 12:00pm

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