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ACFD Gets It!

Check out this short video on fire behavior that Arlington County recently conducted for their recruit class...department's are starting to "get" this stuff!

Video can be seen on

Added by Dave Stacy on April 24, 2012 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

New Website for Firefighters

Hey guys, check out this new website I launched: is aimed at providing members of the fire service with state of the art, unique, and best of all, free training material. Through the use of modern technology and research, the crew at is excited to provide life saving information to firefighters across the United States and the…


Added by Dave Stacy on February 12, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Near-Miss Page on Facebook

Hey Everyone,


Be sure to start following the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System page on facebook.  It is a great resource to obtain "Report of the Weeks", training information, and current trends delivered right to your newsfeed!

Added by Dave Stacy on March 4, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

2011 Near-Miss Calendars Now Available!

Hello All,

The 2011 Near-Miss Calendars are now available from the IAFC.  These calendars are distributed FREE of charge throughout the year by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.  If you would like a copy I will gladly send one out to you.  Just please email me your name, address, and quantity requested to

Be sure to get one for yourself, station, family, and friends!

These calendars are always highly anticipated and enjoyed so be sure to…


Added by Dave Stacy on January 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

CPVFD Golf Tournament

Hey guys, the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County, MD is hosting their first ever annual golf tournament. It will be at the beautiful and just renovated University of Maryland Golf Course on April 16, 2010. Visit for more information or to register! We are also looking for sponsors which can be accessed and registered through our golf site as well. Hope to see some of you there!

Added by Dave Stacy on January 27, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments


1st Due Working Basement Fire

At around 9:10 AM, Monday, June 8, 2009, a fire erupted in the basement of a 2-story Cape Cod single family home in College Park . Contract workers were using a hand-held blow torch fueled by a small acetylene tank to remove old adhesive material from the basement floor. The heat from the torch ignited combustible materials and the fire rapidly spread throughout the basement. The privately owned house is… Continue

Added by Dave Stacy on June 8, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Water "Pushing" Fire

Recently there's been a lot of talk about water "pushing" fire. I want to know people's opinions and personal experiences of this phenomena. For instance, consider the following scenario:

-First in engine

-driver/officer on engine only

-Heavy fire showing from side alpha (side c allows access inside)

With a limited crew do you try to knock some of the fire down by stretching to side alpha and hitting it quickly from the exterior until additional crews arrive.… Continue

Added by Dave Stacy on March 18, 2009 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

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