Archive for January2011

January at Backstep Firefighter

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We “covered” January rather well.

Why We Search: Shared Post Courtesy of CMD-FD, on Squatter Resourcefulness

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CMD-FD allows us to share with you another in the multiple examples of why we search when fire and building conditions allow it.

Make A Hole, Make It Wide

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When the engine is advancing toward the seat of the fire, it is important that the path in is clear, and that they have a clear path out.

P.G. Working:College Park House Fire, and Other Workers

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In Prince George’s County, you can always count on snow to bring along a number of working fires.

Anonymous Is A Kick-Butt Firefighter

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Did you push up these stairs? Have you ever? Really? Tell me again where it is you work, I must not have heard you the first time.

Why We Search:Neighbor Rescues Two Squatters From Springfield, Missouri Fire

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Neighbors knew home was vacant for years and squatters were using it during the winter.

Why We Search:Michigan Teens Ditch Class and Videotape Themselves Setting Fire In Empty Warehouse

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They set a fire in this warehouse, but it wasn’t a warming fire.

Smoke Is Fuel. Brief Moment in Fire Science at New York House Fire

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Video of a New York house fire reminds us how quickly black turns to orange.

The First 10

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A look at the first 10 LODDs shows two related to 9/11 and one during a search for victims.

P.G. Working:Children Rescued From Well-Involved 4th Battalion House Fire

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UPDATED: Faced with significant fire on the first floor, and a language barrier, crews still located and rescued two children from both floors.

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