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March 2012 Blog Posts (45)

Fireground Action Considerations for survivability

Upon arrival at the scene of a structural fire our initial actions will require us to revert to the National Fire Academy’s RISK vs REWARD analysis model “Risk a lot to save a lot, Risk little to save little, risk nothing to save nothing”. We all have heard this many times, but do we utilize it in all our action decisions? If not we should! Remember that risk is not a chance, it is an acceptable risk we take in order to save a life, and it is dependent upon several factors. What type of…

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Added by Danny Oliver on March 3, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Are you in the game or on the sideline?

The success of any fire ground operation begins with your training. In the moment of truth, you will revert to your training and function accordingly, often without the realization that it is happening. It is absolutely amazing to watch firefighters operate on the scene of an incident. It can be a time of awe and admiration as they operate so efficiently and smoothly, just as the incident action plan you had planned suggested that it would…or it can be tantamount to watching a train wreck if…

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Added by Danny Oliver on March 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Core Training for Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics

FireRescue athletes are at a very high risk of back injury.  Some research has shown that almost 50% of all firefighters will experience some type of back injury during their career.  Effective core training brings about a proactive approach to protecting your body and joints (especially your back) from injury. Core strength consists of hip, shoulder, and trunk stability. It is the foundation of efficient movement and vital to…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 3, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

First Due Friday; "Houston" We Have a Problem!

THE SCENARIO:  HEAVY FIRE from the attic w/ extension to TWO other houses!  If this one doesn't test the strength and discipline of your crews and alarm assignments, congratulations!   Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO!

Added by Matt McDowell on March 2, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

Tanker Discharge Procedures - Company Drill

Here’s another moving water drill.  If you missed the portable pond set-up drill, click here.  Move the water as you would in a water shuttle operation.  (Record and document times for later use with ISO).…

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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on March 1, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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