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Charlotte FD Video & Modern Residential Construction

I was recently emailed a link to this YouTube video from the Charlotte Fire Department from a large fire in a model home.  This is a great video to learn from.  They've included great video, radio traffic and a very informative news interview from BC Mike Wilson.

 

Click here to see the video and join the discussion!

 

Thanks & be SAFE!

Added by Matt McDowell on February 8, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments

Tricks vs. The Trade

"What you showed me isn't in the book.  What are the Chiefs gonna say if I do this?  Are you gonna have my back if I do this and someone says something?"  This is a real quote from a firefighter at a recent training



Are we so worried about book knowledge… Continue

Added by Matt McDowell on January 15, 2011 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

The What, Where and Why of the First Line

Nothing does more to improve safety on the fireground than correctly stretching, positioning and using the first attack line (sorry Truckies). The question is, do we take our most effective life and property saving skill for granted? Do you know the WHAT, WHERE & WHY before and/or during the initial attack line stretch? This post asks these questions and offers some discussion to the most fundamental fireground tactic.



1. Does the first line always have to go through… Continue

Added by Matt McDowell on December 6, 2010 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Roll Call for October 3 - October 9

SAFE Firefighter is going to give an overview of how WE did as a fire service from Sunday to Saturday of every week. Please feel free to leave comments or add comments with links to additional information.

Thanks and Be SAFE!

To Read the Post, CLICK HERE

Added by Matt McDowell on October 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Roll Call for September 26 through October 2

SAFE Firefighter is going to give an overview of how WE did as a fire service from Sunday to Saturday of every week. This will include LODD, Civilian Deaths, Close Calls and any other interesting stuff. Please feel free to leave comments or add comments with links to additional information. Thanks and Be SAFE!



Roll Call for the week of September 26- October 2…



LODD-RFB



2 (Robert Hall and Edward Mosely)

62 for 2010



Civilian Fire… Continue

Added by Matt McDowell on October 6, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Coverage of the NFFF Memorial Weekend

Hello to all,



Live STREAMING coverage of this weekend’s NFFF Memorial Weekend will be available at www.safefirefighter.com.



Coverage will begin on Saturday October 2 for the Candlelight Service at 6:45 pm EDT, and will continue on

Sunday October 3 during the Memorial Service at 9:30 am EDT.



Find it in the right sidebar.



FTM-PTB-DTRT-EGH-RFB-KTF



Thanks, Be… Continue

Added by Matt McDowell on October 1, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

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