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FDIC National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9-11 Stair Climb Mission Statement:We climb to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jorden Apr 30, 2012.

Conex VES Prop

Find more videos like this on Fire Engineering Training CommunityThis prop was built a little over a year ago for our truck company…Continue

Tags: FDTN, low, cost, Boxes, Conex

Started Apr 23, 2011

Classic firefighting videos from Iowa State University Archives

The option to embed these videos has been disabled so hit the links and enjoy a look back at some classic training videos. The…Continue

Tags: State, nozzleman, Iowa, Fire, history

Started Apr 10, 2011

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Brian Brush posted a blog post

The Initial Attack Line: Uncompromised & Uninterrupted

In reviewing information recently I found a great series of definitions regarding "line" in the American fire service. The source is the general definitions section of the 2015 NFPA 1410 Standard on Training for Emergency Scene Operations. Of all the various terms and definitions we maintain, NFPA, at least in this case has distilled it down to attack, backup, initial attack,  leader, preconnected and supply line. …See More
Jan 28
Brian Brush posted a blog post

Pistol Grips?

In many departments, ordering pistol grips on nozzles has been institutionalized. In these situations where the pistol grip is something you “have to have”, I would hope there is reason for it. Unfortunately when the "why" question does get asked, the response isn't an explanation, it is a history lesson; “thats the way we have always done it.”I often get contacted by individuals or…See More
Feb 5, 2018
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The "Standard" Approach to Standpipe Operations

Possibly the best-known standard in the fire service regarding standpipes is NFPA 14.  The reason we are most familiar with this standard is probably because this standard gives the fire service power. NFPA 14 is the Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems. This standard is the authority we use that holds contractors and manufactures accountable to proper design and…See More
Nov 7, 2017
Brian Brush posted a blog post

Suburban Standpipe Problems: Can you adapt?

In the early years of the American fire service there was a surprising number of cities across the country with their own unique version of fire hose thread. Over time, most smaller municipalities have converted to a more universal thread like NH or NPSH. Many larger cities have held onto their threads due to the incredible cost associated with an across the board conversion of all hose, appliances, adapters, and fire systems.One local example of this in my area is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City…See More
Jul 14, 2017

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The Initial Attack Line: Uncompromised & Uninterrupted

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 10:30pm

Pistol Grips?

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 9:00pm

The "Standard" Approach to Standpipe Operations

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 8:30pm

Suburban Standpipe Problems: Can you adapt?

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 8:38am

"Ladder Truck" Specifications

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

First Due Deck Gun

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Forking Around

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 10:00am

Smooth Bore Nozzle Advancement

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Attack Over Supply

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:14am

Parapet Practices

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:55am

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At 6:20pm on April 29, 2014, Donald McD. Chambers said…

Hey, Brian:

Very nice piece on Vertical Ventilation! The pictures do a great job of illustrating the points made in the text. When you get a chance, could you shoot me an email at I have a couple of documents I'd like to send you that I think you'll find interesting. Thanks and...

Stay safe,


Donald McD. Chambers

At 11:24pm on December 16, 2011, Christopher Huston said…

Thanks for connecting with me on FE! You gonna be at FSW in March? If not we'll catch up in Indy!

At 5:57am on September 6, 2011, Brian McDonald said…


I thought your article on nozzle selection was very thorough and well researched. Good references in article!

Please forward a copy of full report to

Thanks, Brian

At 3:32pm on September 5, 2011, Stephen Ludwig said…


Just read the nozzle article, great work. I would love a copy of the study. My E-mail is



Steve Ludwig

At 8:24am on August 16, 2011, Nick Dvorscak said…

G******** Brian. Loved the Nozzle Study article. Would like the full document. Please email me at

Thanks, and stay Safe

Nick Dvorscak


At 9:59pm on April 28, 2011, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Brian,


Thanks for the add Brother - Keep up the great work!!

At 2:13pm on April 25, 2011, Brandon Erbe said…
Hey Brian here is my email Thanks for your help on this. Hope things are well for you guys out there. I hear a lot of good things about West Metro.
At 11:42am on April 2, 2011, Bobby Halton said…
Brian WOW thanks for all the video! Fantastic stuff! Thank you! Bobby

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Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
FDIC 2011/2012- Ventilation Principles and Practices
FDIC 2013 - 2016 2 1/2" Handline
Firefighter in Edmond Oklahoma. Brian Brush began his fire service career in Northern California as a volunteer in 1996. His past experience includes work as a seasonal firefighter with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and as a technician at Oklahoma State Fire Service Training. He holds a Bachelors in Fire and Emergency Services Administration and an Associates Degree in Paramedicine.
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