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Fireground Action Considerations for survivability

Upon arrival at the scene of a structural fire our initial actions will require us to revert to the National Fire Academy’s RISK vs REWARD analysis model “Risk a lot to save a lot, Risk little to save little, risk nothing to save nothing”. We all have heard this many times, but do we utilize it in all our action decisions? If not we should! Remember that risk is not a chance, it is an acceptable risk we take in order to save a life, and it is dependent upon several factors. What type of…


Posted on March 3, 2012 at 6:00pm

Are you in the game or on the sideline?

The success of any fire ground operation begins with your training. In the moment of truth, you will revert to your training and function accordingly, often without the realization that it is happening. It is absolutely amazing to watch firefighters operate on the scene of an incident. It can be a time of awe and admiration as they operate so efficiently and smoothly, just as the incident action plan you had planned suggested that it would…or it can be tantamount to watching a train wreck if…


Posted on March 3, 2012 at 4:00pm

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At 8:14am on August 2, 2011, Stan Mettinger Jr. said…
YEs it was a long long time ago...  How are things in Belvoir?  Lieutenant huh?  congrats

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