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Firefighter Relay Race

By: Blaize, FD HacksIt's critical that firefighters operate with core competencies at 100%. We should be able to dress a hydrant with our eyes closed. Connecting and operating hose lines as a team should be well rehearsed. However, many of our responsibilities are performed in a high risk, low volume environment. Unless in an urbanized response area, there just aren’t enough fires to keep basic skills fresh.As a result,…See More
Aug 27
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Radios for Firefighters Who Hate PowerPoint

The dreaded radio operations drill. We have all sat through endless PowerPoint slides with pictures of radios and sample communications in quotation marks that struggles to hold our attention. So it may be surprising that one of the best classes I’ve ever taken covered basic radio use, but with a twist.While attending Firefighter II at a small regional fire school in…See More
Aug 12
Blaize posted a blog post

Teaching Major Fire History

By Blaize, FD HacksPassing on history is important because “those who do not know the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is of particular relevance to us firefighters as most of our fire codes and standards were developed in reaction to tragedy.When I was a junior firefighter, our Chief developed an excellent program for…See More
Jul 23
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Lives in:
USA
Department:
FD Hacks
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Years of public service:
10
Professional Qualifications:
FFII, EMR, Hazmat Ops, MPA
Web site:
http://www.fdhacks.com

Blaize's Blog

Firefighter Relay Race

By: Blaize, FD Hacks

It's critical that firefighters operate with core competencies at 100%. We should be able to dress a hydrant with our eyes closed. Connecting and operating hose lines as a team should be well…

Continue

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 2:40pm

Radios for Firefighters Who Hate PowerPoint

The dreaded radio operations drill. We have all sat through endless PowerPoint slides with pictures of radios and sample communications in quotation marks…

Continue

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 9:12pm

Teaching Major Fire History

By Blaize, FD Hacks

Passing on history is important because “those who do not know the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is of particular relevance to us firefighters as most of…

Continue

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 10:58am

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