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…Continue
Posted on August 23, 2020 at 2:27pm
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
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
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…Continue
Posted on February 22, 2020 at 3:30am