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First Due Questions-Thursday's Question

Today's First Due Question is about Vertical Ventilation. What is your departments policy and who is assigned this task?


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Added by Chris Naff on June 2, 2011 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

First Due Questions-Saturday's Question

Going to go for an easy one today since the world is supposed to end at some point (hahahaha)

If you could change one thing and one thing only about your apparatus what would it be and why. 

For example: I would change the location of our pump panel from "walk through" to side mounted. This way the Engineer/Pump Operator would be able to move around a little more fluidly and wouldn't need to be up and down all the time. 

What would you…

Added by Chris Naff on May 21, 2011 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

First Due Questions-Thursday's Question

Tommorows question once again a little early...This ones more on a personal level. Im curious to how many out of 773 firefighters we have at the moment are multi generation. So the question is who on the like list are a multi generation fireman...explain? ex. Im a 2nd generation with my father being the first generation. (currently still active)


Click on the link to answer: …


Added by Chris Naff on May 18, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

First Due Questions-Tuesday's Question

Your the first due engine officer (staffed @ 3) of a large home (4000 sqft) on an incline with a very long driveway. All you can see is heavy smoke from the roadway. The engine cannot get down the driveway and its approx 600 ft long. Hydrant is approx 200 ft from the driveway. Describe your operation to get water to the fire. When you approach the home what you see in the picture is what you have....(homeowner in driveway says hes the only one home) Once you…


Added by Chris Naff on May 10, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

First Due Questions-Saturday's Question

Lets go with todays question! Your pulling up on scene of a working fire confirmed by the first due engine company. They arrived on scene just prior to your arrival and are putting hose on the ground and making a connection to the hydrant (staffed at 3) YOU are the officer of the first due TRUCK COMPANY and are staffed with 3 today. As the truck is pulling up you hear over the radio a report of multiple children trapped possibly upstairs per babysitter…


Added by Chris Naff on May 7, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

First Due Questions-Friday's Question

Ready for today's question? Here we go!

Does you department have seat assignments on you apparatus?

If they do, tell us the number of people on the rig and what the assignments are. Also tell us why you like it and why you don't

If not, tell us why you think your department doesn't have them, and why you think they should. You can also tell us how many people you have on your rig.


Give your thoughts on First…


Added by Chris Naff on May 6, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

First Due Questions-Thursday's Question

You are dispatched to reported residential structure fire in a newer neighborhood with homes that are lightweight construction with approx. 3500 sq.ft or more. You are pulling into the neighborhood and see the charlie side of the fire. 

Give your arrival report.

Any special requests.

And assignments for all incoming units your department would have coming.

The photo was borrowed from Chris Naum at

Go!… Continue

Added by Chris Naff on May 5, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

First Due Questions-Tuesday's Question

Late last year I was back in Kansas for a funeral and saw this building while in Hutchinson. Lets say your pulling up as the first due engine company with your 2nd due engine approx 4 minutes out. You have fire showing on the top floor with the possibility of people trapped as well...How is this building going to change your tactics or is it?


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Added by Chris Naff on May 4, 2011 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

First Due Questions-Tuesday's Question

You arrive on scene at the C-side of this structure as the first due engine company. Dispatch didn't provide any information other the "Structure fire" Answer the following questions:

What have we got here? (Provide an arrival report)

What is you size up?

What is you first impression as you are driving up the drive about line placement and life safety…


Added by Chris Naff on May 3, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

First Due Questions-Monday's Question

This is a question they use a lot in my department during new hire interviews. They are only allowed to answer one or the other and then explain why. When I ask people it is almost split down the middle as to what there decision is. Okay, you can only answer one or the other as well and then explain your reasoning for choosing that answer. And remember. "every situation is a situation."

You and your partner are assigned search to locate a child in an…


Added by Chris Naff on May 2, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

First Due Questions-Sunday's Question

Well here we go...Little late due to a disney trip. This is something that EVERYONE in the fire service can relate too and discuss! From the 1 month guy to the veteran...You pull up on scene as a FF or an Officer..Are you already masked up and if so...why and if not...why????? Its seems pretty split. I see and "hear" alot of guys masking up in the truck (by muffled arrival reports) Lets set another comment record need to beat 22…

Added by Chris Naff on May 1, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

First Due Questions-Saturday's Question

Are you guys ready for your Saturday question? Well here we go......

You arrive on scene to a first due working fire and during your walk around you notice one of these three signs on the A-side of the building. Your walk around concludes and you have fire showing from two story apartment building that had no sprinklers. Manpo…

Added by Chris Naff on April 30, 2011 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

First Due Questions

Need something to spark some conversation at the station. Check out this website that a few of my buddies and I came up with. It's on Facebook and there is always a new question daily. Please stop by and check it out.

Added by Chris Naff on April 28, 2011 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

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