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
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
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
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