Archive for January2009

Training Opportunity

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Elmsford Fire Department Annual Lt. Andy Fredericks, FDNY Memorial Seminar and Exhibits Hosted by the Elmsford Fire Dept. Saturday, February 7, 2009 Registration, refreshments and exhibits begin at 7:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Lightweight Construction” Presented by Battalion Chief Bill Hines, FDNY, ret. “Strip Mall Fires” Presented by Deputy Chief Tom Dunne, […]

Training Opportunity

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Andy Fredericks Training Days will be hosted annually in Alexandria to continue Andy’s legacy of excellent instruction on the basic operations of structural firefighting. This three day lecture series covering fundamental fireground operations will be delivered by friends of Andy, each of whom had the opportunity to share in Andy’s life work.Not only will these […]

In Defense of Jumping

“”I think it takes a particular coward to criticize procedures that you don’t understand particularly when they apply to places that you don’t have the bravery to go,” FDNY Battalion Chief John Sullivan said. “Friday the 23rd families and members of the FDNY gathered togther at a church in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn. […]

Fire Dynamics comes to MFRI

Executive Development Seminar: Fire Dynamics for the Fire ServiceThursday, February 19, 20099:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute4500 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20742301-226-9900 or 1-800-ASK-MFRIFeaturing:Daniel Madrzykowski Steve Kerber Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, Maryland This presentation will discuss how building geometry, materials, furnishings, […]

PERI Symposium on Firefighter Deaths and Injuries

Review of the PERI “Reducing Firefighter Deaths and Injuries: Changes in Concept, Policy, and Practice” Symposium InformationNear the end of September 2008, the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) conducted an online symposium for the purpose of looking into how to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Being an online or virtual gathering, a total of 19 […]

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Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”
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Dave
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
Thanks for having the stones to put this info. out there. If through your efforts and others we can save one brother or sister then you have made a positive change in the fire service and that is really what we should all aspire to do in one way or another.
2014-08-13 14:00:30
Can YOU Talk About IT? | Fire Critic
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
[…] The Discussion EVERY Shift Must Have […]
2014-08-13 03:05:08
Shaun
Holding 1&1: First Due, What Do You Do?
I ride on a 3 man engine. Our policy is that the 2nd due establishes the water supply. Looking at the still picture, I believe I would knock it down with the 2.5in initially. and have the 1.75in mop up. Being first due on this and pulling the 2.5in sucks cause another engine is going…
2014-08-06 20:48:30
Matthew Erdman
Holding 1&1: First Due, What Do You Do?
I was left patiently waiting for the deck gun to be used.
2014-08-04 18:47:20
Bill Schnaekel
York City Working: Positioning in the Alley
Thanks to Bill Carey and the Backstep for sharing!
2014-07-23 16:38:08
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