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At 8:38am on March 18, 2009, Dave Stacy said…
Hey Frank if you get a chance take a look at my recent blog. At a recent incident the IC wrote in his operational report that "spraying water from the outside into the door way and through windows to attempt to knock the fire before an interior attack can contribute to fire spread". I don't find this valid at all but it's something I'm interested in researching. Just wondering what your opinion is on this or personal experience you had. The example I gave was you arrive on scene with heavy fire from side alpha and a limited size engine crew. Would hitting the fire quickly from side alpha instead of going through side c contribute to fire spread? We're taught fight from unburned to burned but in certain situations can we deviate from standard operating procedures.
At 6:41am on March 9, 2009, Shawn Longerich said…
Frank, thanks for the heads-up on the photos. Done.
At 4:14pm on March 3, 2009, Tom DeMint said…
I'll come see your class on Friday.
At 3:48pm on March 3, 2009, Tom DeMint said…
10:30 on Wed. morning.
At 10:41pm on February 26, 2009, Tom DeMint said…
I'll check out the podcast. My class is the 24th in the a.m. Stop by and that way we'll atleast know that we have one person scheduled for our classes. Good luck in the court.....Denny Crane (if your a fan of Boston Legal)
At 9:47pm on February 26, 2009, Tom DeMint said…
How did the surgery go? Thanks for the update. We're working with a company in Winnipeg on a design that is similar now. You'll see our current jersey at FDIC. Are you doing a classroom session again?
At 7:51pm on February 18, 2009, Cary Ulrich said…
Hi Frank,

We spoke on the phone the other day about photos for your project.

Just in case my email is

Stay safe,

At 5:04pm on February 16, 2009, charles woods said…
I did not recieve anything. Can you try again.
At 11:18am on January 30, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Hey Brother;
Just watched you DRD video in training minutes...Great Job! Thanks for some reminders on why it's there and how you can encounter some problems deploying it with the scba.

Was wondering if you could do a training minutes segment on dangers of getting hung up with the DRD and what could happen if it's not properly secured inside the coat.

Stay Safe
At 2:57pm on January 24, 2009, Shawn Grass said…
yes sir, thank you very much.
At 5:54pm on January 21, 2009, Andrew Schaffran said…
Hey Frank its been some time. How did the Ventmarker tool do for you?
At 10:30pm on January 16, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
There's another Frank Ricci joined... doesn't seem like a common name. lol
Anyways... just put our TrueNorth RIT bag in service tonight. Pretty neat bag... any experience with it?
At 7:15pm on January 12, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Hey Frank !
How did you save your building blocks to your page. I am trying to do HazMat Placards, for us HazMat guys.

Thanks Todd McKee
At 2:05pm on January 12, 2009, Billy Schmidt said…
Frank, please send me you phone number again. Left out the last number. Thanks
At 9:50am on January 11, 2009, Billy Schmidt said…
OK to call you on Monday? Been under the weather this week, and just getting better.
At 12:24pm on January 10, 2009, P.J. Norwood said…
Frank, Congrats! Great article in today's New Haven Register.

Thanks for pursuing what's right for all of us!

At 7:32am on January 8, 2009, Rick Graba said…

I will call today. I am testifying on firefighter bills in front of our legislature today.

At 2:57pm on December 31, 2008, Nick Morgan said…
Thanks Frank, I'll be in touch. Our FD probably isn't going to "buy into" this easily; we're still too much into "cowboy tactics" at our fires. But I'm fully convinced!
Stay safe!!
At 7:22pm on December 26, 2008, P.J. Norwood said…
Frank, I just came across this article and thought it was appropriate to forward.

Ohio firefighters awarded $2M in promotion test lawsuit;

At 12:00pm on December 21, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Hey Frank. I kind of figured on that and went ahead and called him two days ago in reference to the photos. Joe is rather stubborn and only interested in selling the photos. Again, he let me use them since I was involved in the incidents depicted but.... Sorry buddy.
Stay safe

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