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Nick J. Salameh
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  • Fairfax Station, VA
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Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

Memorium, Honor, Celebration

In honor of September 11, 2001, this space is dedicated to:The men, women, and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and beyond as a result of that day.The men and women who struggle to live today as a result of September 11, 2001.The men, women, and rescue dogs that responded and worked tirelessly to save lives and to recover lives on September 11, 2001, and beyond. The men and women who responded from recovery agencies (like the Red Cross, Salvation Army, ministries, etc.) and…See More
Sep 5
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

VEIS, Not Limited To Windows

Whether you call it Vent, Enter, Search (VES) or Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS) doesn’t matter. What matters is that you know and understand the tactic and practice it frequently to build and maintain proficiency.VEIS is an effective method for entering a structure from an alternate location, generally from a window, to search survivable space for trapped occupants. It is essential to isolate the room with an available door to create a barrier between you and fire. This action can reduce…See More
Aug 8
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

Warehouse Size Structure Fires

I recently viewed a video of a warehouse fire that reminded me of how frequently I see fire departments applying residential structure fire tactics to warehouse size fires. I often wonder what the root cause of operating this way is. Is it due to a lack of knowledge, improper training, lack of preplanning and underestimating the resources required, department culture, complacency, habitual operations of doing the same thing for every fire call, or simply a failure to match the appropriate…See More
May 16
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

Building A Reputation To Be Proud Of…Not Just For The Probationary Firefighter

I recently reviewed the “25 Things Probationary Firefighters Should Know and Do” in order to build a great firefighter reputation, created by fire service leaders Frank Viscuso (retired Deputy Chief, Town of Kearny Fire Department) and Michael Terpak (retired Deputy Chief, Jersey City Fire Department). I’ve seen similar lists that frequently address the probationary firefighter, but what about the rest of us? Shouldn’t there be a similar list for non-probationary firefighters, medics, officers,…See More
Apr 22

Profile Information

Lives in:
Virginia
Department:
Arlington County, Va. Fire Department
Title/rank:
Fire/EMS Captain II, Retired
Years of public service:
36
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing vacancies with increased overtime and frequent mandatory holdovers.

Cultural differences in the workplace.
Bio:
NICK J. SALAMEH is a 36 year veteran of the fire service. He was a Fire/Emergency Medical Services Captain II and previous Training Program Manager for the Arlington County (VA) Fire Department, with which he served 31 years. He is a former Chair of the Northern Virginia Fire Departments Training Committee. Nick is a contributor to Fire Engineering Magazine www.fireengineering.com and Stop Believing Start Knowing (SBSK), https://www.facebook.com/StopBelievingStartKnowing/.

Nick J. Salameh's Blog

Memorium, Honor, Celebration

In honor of September 11, 2001, this space is dedicated to:

  • The men, women, and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and beyond as a result of that day.

  • The men and women who struggle to live today as a result of September 11, 2001.

  • The men, women, and rescue dogs that responded and worked tirelessly to save lives and to recover lives on September 11, 2001, and beyond. 

  • The men…
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Posted on September 5, 2019 at 10:53am

VEIS, Not Limited To Windows

Whether you call it Vent, Enter, Search (VES) or Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS) doesn’t matter. What matters is that you know and understand the tactic and practice it frequently to build and maintain proficiency.

VEIS is an effective method for entering a structure from an alternate location, generally from a window, to search survivable space for trapped occupants. It is essential to isolate the room…

Continue

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 11:05am

Warehouse Size Structure Fires

I recently viewed a video of a warehouse fire that reminded me of how frequently I see fire departments applying residential structure fire tactics to warehouse size fires. I often wonder what the root cause of operating this way is. Is it due to a lack of knowledge, improper training, lack of preplanning and underestimating the resources required, department culture, complacency, habitual operations of doing the same thing for every fire call, or simply a…

Continue

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 2:27pm

Building A Reputation To Be Proud Of…Not Just For The Probationary Firefighter

I recently reviewed the “25 Things Probationary Firefighters Should Know and Do” in order to build a great firefighter reputation, created by fire service leaders Frank Viscuso (retired Deputy Chief, Town of Kearny Fire Department) and Michael Terpak (retired Deputy Chief, Jersey City Fire Department). I’ve seen similar lists that frequently address the probationary firefighter, but what about the rest of us? Shouldn’t there be a similar list for…

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Posted on April 22, 2019 at 1:24pm

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At 2:21pm on May 12, 2011, Bobby Halton said…

Nick,

Please add your last name to your profile. Thanks Bobby

 
 
 

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