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Jason Hoevelmann's Blog – December 2013 Archive (2)

Study and Understand HRR

I recentlyposted about Heat Release Ratesand the rookie asking the question. Here is some resource material to help you with this. Heat Release Rates must be understood in the context that we may not be in the fire compartment or we may be at a presumed safe distance from the seat of the fire, but if the fire compartment is not cooled, the Heat Release Rate that is in today's fire…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 12, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Routine Compared to What?

This is just a short post on staying sharp and keeping your edge. We all hear, and probably say, the word routine eventhough we know and understand that very little of what we do IS routine.



It can appear to be routine, but once we dig into the skill, task, or incident, that word no longer applies.



So, in the following picture, we could argue that this fire and building would be "routine." We would pull hose and deploy tactics that we "routinely" drill and train… Continue

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 6, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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