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Where and why do we get hurt?



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Added by Michael Urban on March 19, 2008 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Looking to Gain Knowledge!

I believe that the day I stop learning is the day to quit this job. I'm looking for anyway to increase my knowledge in all subjects pertaining to the fire service. If you have any ideas please let me know.

Added by Jim Mayfield on March 17, 2008 at 10:21am — No Comments

"LEADING IN A TACTICAL PARADISE" by John Van Doren

I have been fortunate to be associated with so many great firefighters in my fire service career and it seems only natural that this site would further enhance that experience. In a recent blog post, I asked for information on response safety for a report I am working on for the Indiana SAFE Fire Service Initiative [This initiative is modeled after the 16 Life Safety…

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Added by Stacy White on March 14, 2008 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

The IFIA is a Full Service book store.



I am the IFIA [Indiana Fire Instructors Association] District 6 Representative and am at the service of the 13 counties within my District. Many of the fire schools in Indiana…

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Added by Stacy White on March 12, 2008 at 11:44pm — No Comments

The Next "Great" Thing In The Fire Service

A year from now, what will this fire training community be like? Will we use to promote our profession, our lifestyles as firefighters? Or, will it slowly turn into a second thought as the novelty wears off of it? When I joined I was number 76 or so, as of this post there are 389 members, what will it be like at 1,000 members, 10,000 members, or even 100,000 members. So far it has turned out quite good. With just a few keystrokes I can interact with leaders in the fire service. I can network… Continue

Added by Kristofer DeMauro on March 12, 2008 at 7:29am — No Comments

Working Up: Filling In As An Officer

A common practice in the fire service is to allow firefighters to work in a position that is above the position they currently hold. Every department has a different phrase for this, such as: riding out, working out of class, working up, or even wearing the big pants. As fire officers we have to be sure that those that fill-in for us are capable of doing the job. The best way to set these firefighters up to succeed is to provide them with the training, support, and encouragement they… Continue

Added by Kristofer DeMauro on March 11, 2008 at 11:58am — No Comments

Control your radio

The first 5 min of an incident is the most critical yet that is when you hear the most unnecessary radio traffic. Thinks before you speak on the radio. Is what your going to say going to have an impact on the incident or is it something that can wait.

When things go bad on the fire ground they go bad fast. Let the crews fighting the fire have the radio courtesy they deserve.
Something to think about!!

Added by David Polikoff on March 6, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

Exploding SUV Transfer Case

During the last week of February we responded to a car fire on the highway. Nothing too difficult, done a bunch of them. What makes this one memorable is that the 4X4 transfer case (located on the rear of the transmission) exploded sending fragments over 50 feet away. All of these types of transfer cases are vented in order to release pressure during normal operations. Apparently the pressure increased too fast for the vent or seals causing the case to explode. The manufacturer recommends…

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Added by Kristofer DeMauro on March 5, 2008 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Anybody going to FDIC '08?

If so, join the FDIC group. And visit the groups section and create your own groups.

Added by Fire Engineering on February 28, 2008 at 9:53am — No Comments

Stockton Fire Video Revisited: The Pressure Inside

Fire department releases another view of January vacant building fire

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You may recall the fireground video from Stockton California where the local news station reported that the chief had some questions about the actions of his firefighters on that video. The story gained…

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Added by Bill Carey on November 30, 1999 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Stockton Fire Video Revisited: The Pressure Inside

Fire department releases another view of January vacant building fire

StocktonGrab1

You may recall the fireground video from Stockton California where the local news station reported that the chief had some questions about the actions of his firefighters on that video. The story gained…

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Added by Bill Carey on November 30, 1999 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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