Retire from Niagara Falls Airport Fire Dept (25 yrs)were I was Captain in the Fire Prevention Office my last five yrs. Before that I was a Driver/Operator and drove and operated all different types of Crash Vehicles as I worked at the Niagara Falls Airport.
Retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves Fire Dept(21 yrs.)I was a Deputy Fire Chief my last several years, but I came up through the ranks just like everyone else, went to several different schools. I was one of about 3 others in the Air Force as a Fire Investigator as OSI did most investigations when needed.
New York State Fire Instructor(5 yrs.) I am a New State Fire Instructor assigned to Erie County, teaching different classes and I myself still take class to help me with all the new things going on in the fire services as when I first got in in 1971 it was here is your gear see you at the next fire if you all know what I mean.
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Your absolutly right. Firefighters should'nt take off their masks/regulators until the rooms have been metered. The by products of combustion ( CO hydrogen cyanide,hydrogen chloride and acrolein) are present long after the fire is out. Ventilation a must! Post your Question on The best way to teach air management, more people would reply to your answer.
I saw a product that was used by firefighters to keep from getting lost in a structure, it was a compass for firefighters to use, but now I can not find it anywhere, does anyone know or has anyone heard of this, Please let me know or send me the web site.
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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