As a modern fire service, we are constantly seeking methods and tactics to increase our service delivery model and to have better trained, better equipped firefighters and to strengthen our relationship with our citizens and business owners while effecting efficient & effective entries on calls. This…Continue
Added by John Buttrick on July 5, 2019 at 9:44am — No Comments
My training and tools side hustle receives a fair share of inquiries regarding “vetting” new tools. These typically come from the company themselves, direct to us, for review. What intrigued me as a Truck Co. firefighter after seeing The CHAR tool was that this could be the first vertical firefighter self-rescue tool. As a massive fan of the pompier ladder, I had to get my hands on this.
This one I solicited for. I wanted this…Continue
Added by John Buttrick on June 9, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Go to a fire every day. Every damn day.
Do I work for the busiest company in the busiest department? Surely not.
But I go to fires every single day.
Mentally, physically, or emotionally; I go to fires every day. Allow me to explain.
This starts with a can-do and will-do attitude; a discipline that you are a firefighter. A way of life. That means acting accordingly on your…Continue
Added by John Buttrick on February 28, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments
Part II of the Through-The-Lock/ Respectful Entry series.
This is what we carry in our TTL/ RE bag.
Added by John Buttrick on July 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Originally hosted at: http://www.leatherheadmafia.com/through-the-lock-respectful-entry/
Firefighter through-the-lock forcible entry. A less destructive and more technical entry that results in gaining patient and occupant access on…Continue
Added by John Buttrick on July 1, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments