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William Brandon Lewis
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William Brandon Lewis updated their profile
Aug 19, 2019

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Lives in:
Birmingham Fire and Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
FF I/II, Alabama Smoke Diver, FO1, Instructor I/II, Rope 1, Confined Space, HazMat Tech, AO Pumper & Aerial, NIMS, EMT.
Topics you provide training for:
Force Entry. Search. Truck company operations.
Areas of expertise:
Force Entry and Search.
Brandon is an instructor with the Magic City Truck Academy and full time fire fighter with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service since 2009. He has an Associates Degree in Fire Science and multiple certifications through the Alabama Fire College. In the fire service since 2008, Brandon has become passionate about truck company operations and training new firefighters.
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Searching for Something

On the topic of fire ground searches, I often hear a gross amount of misinformation and fear speak. This normally perks my ears and readies my mind for a conversation of great importance to me. After the talk, which usually turns into an argument that ends with “Well you just have to do what I tell you to,” I find myself thinking. Why should I have to convince firefighters to do a search? This topic of search culture usually leaves me searching for something else. Some of my associates think…


Posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Vacant Mindset

               Abandoned structures are a part of almost every community in this country. But abandoned and vacant are two very different things. If you work in any urban, and most metro areas, you have more than likely heard something similar to this statement on your radio. “Fire reported in a vacant house.” To some firefighters, like me, this statement means absolutely nothing. I step off the truck with the mindset that every tenable space within that…


Posted on November 9, 2017 at 2:02pm

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At 1:58pm on November 9, 2017, Clay Magee said…
William, welcome to FE community. You look pretty salty and like you might be into white wine and rom coms.

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