The issue of Firefighter Safety and Survival… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on June 25, 2008 at 9:23am —
It is fitting to reflect that 36 years ago the City Boston lost nine men in the line of duty on Commonwealth Ave and Dartmouth Street after a three hour firefight when without warning a sudden collapse took the lives of nine of Bostons bravest. The Vendome Hotel Fire memorial is dedicated to the memories and legacy of those nine Boston members firefighters killed that afternoon Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, Lieutenant John E. Hanbury,… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on June 17, 2008 at 9:26pm —
Father's Day 2001 Queens New YorkForward
I could not let such an important day pass with mentioning two things; first the many fathers who selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice in the finest traditions of our service, who memories we honor as we celebrate all Fathers today. And secondly to the lessons all of us have benefited from having by such incredible men in our lives as all of our Fathers were. I thought that a great way to share with you today would be to… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on June 15, 2008 at 2:18pm —
Folks, you can still watch the presentations from the first FDIC Online. Just head to http://fdonl08.events.pennnet.com/fl//index.cfm
and you'll be able to watch the archived classrooms on demand. These presentations will be available until September.
Added by Fire Engineering on June 13, 2008 at 12:07pm —
Fire companies using outdated equiptment and being taught outdated training methods is common in the American fire service and it cuts across all departments types and sizes. I have listened to firefighters talk about being unable to affect change within their company or department. These are not style issues. These firefighters are presenting factual data and willing to test their tools against what is currently in use. They are rebuffed at…
Added by Ray McCormack on June 10, 2008 at 10:10pm —
This is an excellent photo of proper line placement. The first line at almost every fire should be positioned so as to cut the spread of fire. I realize that the great temptation is to put water on the fire. However, in this case, more good things will happen if the initial line is stretched between savable victims and the fire - or between savable property and the fire - do one you do both!
Congratulations Northbrook Il. FD… Continue
Added by Skip Coleman on May 29, 2008 at 10:25am —
We're in full swing on producing "The Voice" on a weekly basis. Steve Pegram is taking over hosting duties and you can find The Voice on the Fire Engineering homepage. Please feel free to give us feedback on topics that instructors want to know more about. If there is something you'd like us to cover, drop us an email or post here. Also, if you are an instructor who is doing something cool, let us know! You might be featured on the program!
Added by International Society of Fire Service Instructors on May 20, 2008 at 5:55am —
Whether you are currently an officer, or aspiring to be one, understanding your strengths and how they apply to your leadership is important. We will spend several weeks delving into the strengths you bring to an organization. Based on the book Strengthfinders 2.0, this informal course is an opportunity to interact and engage your findings from the book. The key is the application. How do you begin to apply what is learned? We will investigate ways to apply the findings to your department. To… Continue
Added by Michael Finney on May 19, 2008 at 1:26pm —
searching dogs and firemen on the earthquake scene..
Added by YANG GUOHONG on May 16, 2008 at 7:50am —
The ISFSI is pleased to announce that the Voice has returned. The Voice is now a weekly podcast on Fire Engineering.com. The first episode features Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and the 2008 George D. Post, Instructor of the Year Winner, Forest Reeder. You can hear the interviews with Bobby and Forest by going to the podcast section of the FE website. Next week's show will feature Rick Lasky from Lewisville, TX and Indiana Instructors Association President Chad Abel.… Continue
Added by International Society of Fire Service Instructors on May 13, 2008 at 6:01am —
For many of us the "real world" is not having enough firefighters on duty to safely do the job(s) placed upon us. So much emphasis is placed upon EMS that other parts of our job are suffering. Now, don't get me wrong, a well trained and equipped fire department paramedic is as good as any out there, but making a guy go to a paramedic school in order to get on the job leads to some difficult situations. Of course that is another blog. The rumors and talks of a regional fire department is coming… Continue
Added by Kristofer DeMauro on May 10, 2008 at 9:35pm —
Be sure to read the recently released NIOSH report on certain types of aerials by clicking here: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/SafetyAdvisory05052008.html. The report concerns safety issues with aerial ladder trucks with locking (pin-anchored, lever actuated, clamped) waterways.
Also, we're always looking for new Quick Vote questions to post on the homepage of the Fire Engineering site. Quick Votes are those poll… Continue
Added by Fire Engineering on May 9, 2008 at 9:47am —
Just wanted to talk about Duneland Fire School (Chesterton, IN). I wanted to give some much needed praise to my instructor for my Fire Officer 1 class. Scott Chasteen, chief of Greensburg Fire Dept (Greensburg IN) taught my class in a professional manner. I felt that he got this class handed to him last minute and probably didn't get all the information from Duneland Fire School. Scott made the best of it. He made sure that we all had the material, including the practical… Continue
Added by Tom Fentress on April 28, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Hey gang! I thought I'd offer a little update on the ISFSI. I was sworn in as president at FDIC a few weeks ago and WOW, what whirlwind it's been! We have a lot going on at the Society and could sure use everyone's help. I'm very lucky as President that I have such a talented Board of Directors! The guys and gals on the board have a lot of experience and passion for the job. I can't wait to see what we're able to accomplish to improve firefighter safety!
I have to say a big THANK YOU… Continue
Added by Eddie Buchanan on April 28, 2008 at 8:09pm —
Good Morning, Sorry I have been a little absent lately but FDIC was unbelievable and now I am back “On the Road” went to Rochester NY and visited with the brothers and sister there for Medal Day and a promotional ceremony. They were kind enough to take me to a 2 and half story working job as well. They have their hands full and are doing some solid work. I will be flying into Charleston today for the Memorial Safety… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on April 26, 2008 at 10:14am —
Our circulation guy asked if I had any comments we could print as to why firefighters like you read Fire Engineering. I would love it if a few of you could give us some quotes as to why you read the magazine.
I gotta tell you a funny… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on April 21, 2008 at 2:40pm —
While I have been in EMS for 21+ years I have never taken the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic exam, until this past Thursday. I have to say that I have always been leery to try, what if I can't even pass the exam I have been teaching new medic students to pass just to enter the profession? Since our medic students must take and pass this exam, I was convinced by one of our other… Continue
Added by Michael D. Smith on April 19, 2008 at 10:06pm —
As many of you know, we here in the Cincinnati area experienced the loss of two of our own. Channel 9 here has initiated a Appreciation Day for firefighters on April 17th. Let's not let this be an isolated event. I believe this could be a time to, not only express appreciation to those who serve, to to expand awareness of firefighter safety. Get your community involved! If you do something for April 17th, please post it here to let everyone know of ways to become active in their community. Here… Continue
Added by Michael Finney on April 15, 2008 at 12:17pm —
NOTE: Anyone can attend
Dates: April 25, 2008 (1pm-5pm EST) and May 2 (1pm-5pm EST) This seminar is divided into two sessions.Bombings,
attempted bombings and bomb threats can cause extreme disruption, fear,
and even panic in organizations whose personnel are not trained to
handle such situations. Inappropriate and costly management decisions
are often made due to a lack of organizational planning and a
methodology for… Continue
Added by Michael Finney on April 14, 2008 at 9:16am —
We all got'em. Some well deserved, some we would rather forget. Firehouse nicknames. On my crew I have a "Booge," "Lukie," "Greenie," "Wrong Way," and a "Fragile Bob." I have been called "Da Wop" "Henchman" and my favorite is the "Spaghetti Yeti." What are some of the ones around your fire house?
Added by Kristofer DeMauro on April 12, 2008 at 6:41pm —