Archive for September2011

“Expect Fire” Part 2Afternoon Worker in San Francisco’s ‘Haights’

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Captain Keyboard and Firefighter Anonymous are going to have a ball with the second video.

2010 USFA LODD Report:Don’t Celebrate Too Soon

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If twice the number of your soldiers are killed doing other duties than those engaged in combat, should you be concerned?

“Expect Fire” San Francisco Weekend Apartment Fire over Commercial Occupancy

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Do you have apartments over stores in your first-due? Would you access the roof in this way?

Has Anybody Seen Our Common Sense?

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“At the kitchen table one night, one of my firefighters came out with the statement that we should enforce a 300 foot buffer zone around every fire operation,”

FRM: Common-Sense Ventilation on the Fireground

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“Firefighters can penetrate deeper into the structure without coordinating the vent—simply because the gear and equipment masks the environment.”

“Expect Fire” Early Footage of Chicago Multiple Alarm on Weekday Afternoon

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Only a block away from quarters, Engine 22 has an afternoon full of fire and first line choices.

What Is Pride?

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“Pride” isn’t a fire department shirt or a sticker.

9-11: What Does It Mean To You?

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They came to work and stared blankly at the lockers of their friends, knowing that those lost would never come back, but also knowing that not finding them was far too much of a burden to bear.

Misguided Anger

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Maybe some of us can’t handle the truth, that this is what is expected. Maybe some of us have lost focus and forgotten about “getting the baby!” Maybe it’s the kinder, softer-side of firefighting, that makes reality more harsh.

Lessons Learned:Deadly Disorientation at Texas Plant Fire

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Probably one of the best reasons to do preplanning from 2010.

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