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The Blame Game

The Blame Game ​The fire service is an occupation that can literally at times dictate life or death. Structure fires, extrications, medicals as well as a whole host of other emergencies that place us dead center in the middle of stressful situations. Over time it’s human nature that we become numb or to think the calls in which we respond are no longer taxing. This may be how we view our daily obligations but no matter the size, demographics, or call volume within our respective organizations,…See More
Oct 22
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Boulders & Basements

             Obtaining acquired structures is a first-rate asset within our fire service.  If an organization is fortunate enough to have a good training division with members actively working with contractors, developers, and the building department of their city; you can’t put a price on it.  Besides the obvious array of…See More
Sep 14
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Gypsum Roof Decking

          A few weeks back, our training division was able to acquire a structure set for demolition. It was a 1960, two story, Type #2, Commercial, measuring in around 10,500 square feet. With time always equaling money, organizations are often limited to having these structures for just a few days prior to coming down. However, with this particular structure, we had the tremendous opportunity of having it at our disposal for an entire month. We utilized it to the max, performing evolutions…See More
Jun 22
Adam J. Hansen posted a blog post

C.S.S.T. Gas Lines

            The number of people switching to natural gas as a fuel source is ever growing. It’s obvious the frequency of “gas calls” in which we respond seems to be increasing by the day. With this becoming a solid reality, the opportunity of becoming complacent as a fire service when responding to these calls has become a tangible threat. The following is a call we responded to where even the gas company representative was surprised to find what had materialized.            While returning to…See More
May 15
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Michael C. Reilly "The Hard Charger Award"

Michael C. Reilly“The Hard Charger Award” By: Adam J. Hansen            When brought into this world we have no say over who our family will be or the individual members who come along with it. At the end of the day our family is our family - good, bad or indifferent. Throughout one’s life, relationships with family members…See More
Mar 8
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Scrap The Pavement, Stretch The Station

            Stretching a hand-line is one of the most fundamental tasks we perform within our fire service. Without being proficient at stretching/advancing a line, it’s safe to say we can expect nothing short of an inadequate outcome when operating on the fire ground. Stretching is one of the first things we learn as new firefighters. In academy’s across the country, evolutions are repeated over and over at nauseam with instructors ordering “I want that line to the front door”, “Stretch down…See More
Feb 2
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Dec 29, 2017
Adam J. Hansen posted a blog post

The Brotherhood's Not Dead

The Brotherhood’s Not Dead             The Brotherhood. A fraternal order that has existed for centuries within the fire service; it’s a bond amongst firefighters unmatched to any other organization on earth. To gain admittance, one can’t simply get hired or join but must first prove ones worth. Not by talk, but by action. It’s the fellow brothers/sisters who say when and if you become a member. Once admittance is granted, you become a lifetime member of an extended family, which will forever…See More
Dec 29, 2017
Adam J. Hansen posted a blog post

Put Your Pride Aside!!!

“Jacks of all trades and masters of all”.  As firefighters, our charge is to ensure we live up to this incredible responsibility.  The vast array of highly specialized disciplines we must not only comprehend but also more importantly, be proficient with is no easy task.  Being an officer does not make them the very best at everything.  What do you think happens?  A firefighter wakes up the day of their promotion, puts on a light blue shirt and all of a sudden has a higher power of…See More
Oct 20, 2017

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Lives in:
Branford Ct.
Department:
Milford Fire Dept.
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
1999 began volunteering in Branford, 2006 began working in Milford
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor's of Science: Fire Admin.
Minor: Criminal Justice
FSI-2, FO-2, ISO, Pump Ops, Aerial Ops, Technical Rescue: Trench.
Licenced Paramedic

Adam J. Hansen's Blog

The Blame Game

The Blame Game



​The fire service is an occupation that can literally at times dictate life or death. Structure fires, extrications, medicals as well as a whole host of other emergencies that place us dead center in the middle of stressful situations. Over time it’s human nature that we become numb or to think the calls in which we respond are no longer taxing. This may be how we view our daily…

Continue

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Boulders & Basements

 

             Obtaining acquired structures is a first-rate asset within our fire service.  If an organization is fortunate enough to have a good training division with members actively working with contractors, developers, and the building…

Continue

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 8:18am

Gypsum Roof Decking

 

         A few weeks back, our training division was able to acquire a structure set for demolition. It was a 1960, two story, Type #2, Commercial, measuring in around 10,500 square feet. With time always equaling money, organizations are often limited to having these structures for just a few days prior to coming down. However, with this particular structure, we had the tremendous opportunity of having it at our disposal for an entire month. We utilized it to the…

Continue

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 8:30am

C.S.S.T. Gas Lines

            The number of people switching to natural gas as a fuel source is ever growing. It’s obvious the frequency of “gas calls” in which we respond seems to be increasing by the day. With this becoming a solid reality, the opportunity of becoming complacent as a fire service when responding to these calls has become a tangible threat. The following is a call we responded to where even the gas company representative was surprised to find what had materialized.…

Continue

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

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