Last night I was sent the picture below. Let me first say that this particular light is not on a fire apparatus. We had a little bit of discussion about the labeling on Facebook and figured the topic was worth sharing. Here’s what the label says if you can’t read it in the picture: #1 Push black release on bottom #2 Pull upward on flashlight. Check out the picture and think for a moment about training. Then scroll down for a few more thoughts. …Continue
Posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:05pm
Last weekend several of us competed in the Revolution 3 Cedar Point triathlon that tested varying degrees of endurance. Does this type of endurance translate into endurance on the fireground? You bet it does. Leading up to the triathlon, we trained together and pushed each other to new limits. Read previous posts leading up to the latest triathlon …Continue
Posted on September 15, 2012 at 9:11pm
When you see this post’s title you may wonder, when would I need to do that. The scenario is a rare one, however, what if a school bus crash causes significant crumpling of the roof effectively trapping the driver and students that are towards the front of the bus. Here’s an option for school bus roof removal involving a coordinated effort with firefighters and a heavy wrecker.
Involving heavy wreckers at our extrication scenes involves prior training for the coordination to work…Continue
Posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:23am
A few weeks ago Andrew Brassard started a discussion via email about meat grinder rescue. Below are some pictures and a couple points to ponder on this type of extraction from Brass. Be sure to check out the Brotherhood Instructors LLC Man-In-Machine Operations class and find more training materials here.
WARNING: SOME PICTURES…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:14pm