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Firefighter Target Practice With Ground Ladders

Firefighters must be confident in ground ladder operations. That includes knowing what size ladder is needed to get the job done safely, efficiently, and on the first try. Passing Firefighter I doesn’t make someone an expert. Confidence required for basic skills comes through repetition. No matter how long a firefighter has “been on the job” they must constantly refresh the basics.

Frequently throwing different ground ladders builds confidence in choosing the best…

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Added by Blaize on October 26, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Firefighter Relay Race

By: Blaize, FD Hacks

It's critical that firefighters operate with core competencies at 100%. We should be able to dress a hydrant with our eyes closed. Connecting and operating hose lines as a team should be well…

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Added by Blaize on August 27, 2019 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Radios for Firefighters Who Hate PowerPoint

The dreaded radio operations drill. We have all sat through endless PowerPoint slides with pictures of radios and sample communications in quotation marks…

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Added by Blaize on August 12, 2019 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Teaching Major Fire History

By Blaize, FD Hacks

Passing on history is important because “those who do not know the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is of particular relevance to us firefighters as most of…

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Added by Blaize on July 23, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

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