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
Last week I came across a post on Facebook titled “Dailey’s Top 10 to SGMs, in his own words”. Dailey is Daniel A. Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army. For those that do not know, the SGM of the Army is the top enlisted position in the United States Army. He is a combat infantry veteran, an Army Ranger, and has received numerous awards including the Bronze Star numerous times. I really enjoyed reading through these and thought they…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2018 at 1:36pm
A basic understanding of elevators is a must for companies involved in high-rise fire suppression activities. Elevators can be used to shuttle men and supplies to the floors above. Elevators will be used extensively early on, but be prepared for elevators to be placed out of service during an extended event due to water damage or loss of power.
A few basic rules to understand with elevator use:
1. If the fire is on the 7th floor or below, take the stairs.
Posted on August 28, 2018 at 3:53pm