Low Angle Rescue: A Quick, Simple and Effective Approach
In this article, I will review a simple method of accessing an injured patient with a low angle rescue element involved. Low angle rescues are generally considered to fall between 15 and 35 degrees. Examples include motor vehicle accidents involving vehicles down embankments and injured runners or hikers…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2020 at 4:30pm
The Irons: Forcible Entry & Door Control
Besides the standard ensemble of turnout gear, box light, SCBA, and a radio, it is expected for firefighters to dismount their apparatus upon arrival with the essential tools of the trade (TIC, Can, etc.) with an objective and goal in mind. Typically, this includes a set of irons which tend to be placed off to the side once a fortified door has been forced.
With the door…Continue
Posted on February 22, 2020 at 3:50am
Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance
Far too often people find it to be much easier to Monday Morning Quarterback those around them while standing idle from the outside than it is to take a long hard look at what their reflection shows in the mirror. The easy route shouldn't always be the path less traveled, but unfortunately seeing your own flaws is a difficult reality that no one wants to do.
In May of 2017, I…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2019 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment
Station Pride, Finding Identity and Ownership
Belonging to a military family and coaching youth sports, there is an undeniable similarity that I have witnessed firsthand from both the brave soldiers and strong athletes that I have had the privilege of meeting. Each has expressed a great deal of pride and ownership within their groups (units and teams) and strived to represent their individual organizations to the best of…Continue
Posted on August 10, 2019 at 9:29am