The Halyard Quick Tie
(See Youtube link at bottom)
To tie or not to tie? That’s one of the biggest debates on the internet. Couple that with fly in vs fly out and you’ll break the internet with the discussion.
The halyard is not tested as part of annual ladder testing. We’ve all seen the old Manila rope break. That’s one of our biggest excuses for not relying on it to tie off the fly section when…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2021 at 2:08pm
*****UPDATE: I'm a big enough man to admit when I'm wrong. I was challenged on the ability to put 100 psi in a can overfilled with water so I experimented. It is possible to fill a can with 100 psi regardless of how much water is in it, so proper pressure does not equate to a properly filled can. The only way to accurately check a can is to weigh it and check the pressure with a gauge to make sure the cheap gauge on the can is accurate.*****
Do you know how to fill the…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2019 at 3:30pm
I would think it’s safe to say that practically every truck company in the US carries a K-12, whether Partner, Stihl, or Husqvarna. Departments without dedicated trucks often carry these versatile saws on their engines. Obviously we also find them on squads and heavy rescue companies.
They are a great tool to have and if you’re lucky you have at least two. There’s a lot that can be…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2019 at 3:22pm
A couple of weeks ago I had the honor to deliver a short invocation at the inaugural Deep South Fire Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. What follows is an updated format.
If you are reading this, you have probably heard of Andy Fredericks? You’ve probably also heard of “Andy’s Ambassadors”. You…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2019 at 11:45am