The fire service is a unique place to say the least. Right or wrong, from the moment you walk in the doors of the firehouse or training academy you are being judged. Not just because it’s the fire service, but because it’s human nature. Now, don’t get me wrong, as a new person in the fire service it is fully your responsibility to be an upstanding, motivated, dedicated and…Continue
Posted on July 8, 2014 at 9:54am — 2 Comments
Posted on May 27, 2014 at 2:01pm
Units from my department and other companies in Prince George's County, Maryland responded to this second alarm fire last week. It involved a strip of two-story, attached, ordinary constructed, garden style apartment buildings.
Companies on the initial alarm had a well advanced fire in an entire apartment unit with substantial extension to the attic space.…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:16pm
Firefighter/Technician Steve Brookbank, (Air Unit No. 1, Wash. DC) sent these two photographs in. This standpipe configuration is located on the upper floors of a high rise building.
The photograph on the left is of a 2 1/2" riser connection in the middle of a hallway corridor. You may notice that…
Posted on September 6, 2013 at 11:00am