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Robert Owens's Blog – May 2014 Archive (5)

Turning Your Commute Into a Classroom!

One of the biggest things I always here about why firefighters do train everyday is time! To be honest I get it! Most firefighters in the country are volunteer and are working a full-time job, raising families, and still trying to find time to serve their volunteer departments and communities.

The same can go for career firefighters who often have one or more part-time jobs, and families. I myself have my full-time fire department job, a part-time job, and 2 beautiful boys who…

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Added by Robert Owens on May 12, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

The Motorized 360

Big Box

Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Toys R Us, or various other chain and brand name stores. No matter the name they go under they all have one thing in common.

THEY ARE HUGE!

They also provide a very difficult fire problem for even the largest and best staffed fire departments in the fire service. In these instances we must abandon our traditional “residential” tactics and deploy more…

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Added by Robert Owens on May 8, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Chock Enhancement

Everyone knows the tale of Hansel and Gretel. Two kids who get lost in the woods and leave a trail of bread crumbs to lead themselves back home. Well while the method was not perfect Hansel and Gretel had a great idea and it is something we can use on the fireground.

door chock 1

Here are the two styles of door chocks I carry in my gear. While this may seem simple think about this…

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Added by Robert Owens on May 5, 2014 at 12:39pm — 2 Comments

No Standpipe? No PROBLEM

We often times are not able to get out of service in order to get vital training. Either other companies beat us to it, calls get in the way, or other vital mission critical stuff pops up (staffing, broken equipment, etc.). We also sometimes lack the proper resources to perform certain drills. This is when the creativeness and ingenuity of the american firefighter starts to take over! Some times in order to get some great training all you need to do is look around the fire…

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Added by Robert Owens on May 3, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

The Double Keyed Deadbolt

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Added by Robert Owens on May 1, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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