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Jason Hoevelmann's Blog – October 2012 Archive (2)

Thru the Floor Prop--Realistic Training Props

Here is a short video of our thru the floor prop. This is soley for the use of calling a Mayday and recognizing that parameter.   We place mattresses and foam below the firefighter and is monitored closely by our instructors.

This gives the firefighter a sensation of falling but is a short enough and controlled fall as to keep the drill safe.  Email us if you would like to know how we built it.



Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Command and Size Up Reminders

Here is a great "memory jogger" for Command Functions and Size Up from one of our instructors, Scott Hulsey.  I know it's short, but these little cheat sheets can be used during training evolutions or at the kitchen table to stay sharp as an incident commander.

Size-up Matrix…


Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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