A Nickel(back)’s Worth of Firefighting

A light post for your Friday. Enjoy, or pick it apart.


Personally, I’m not a big fan of the whole music/firefighting video genre, but in this case this one was well done.

“Onboard camera. SDFD Truck 1 and Truck 11 forcing entry, completing primary search and assisting Engine 1 advance 2 1/2″ attack lines. Fire was knocked down with no damage to either adjacent business.”



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  • Ted says:

    just wondering why y’all didn’t make a two triangle cuts on the door instead of two vertical cuts and what i would assume was a horizontal cut as well? On a side note absolutely LOVE the American Flags on the turnouts!!!

  • Many are leaning towards the square opening instead of the typical triangle. The square tends to give you a bigger opening along with easier access/egress.

    Good vid. I like how they tipped their lids back to put on their masks, seems like that’s pretty commonplace on the west coast.

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Comments
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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