Archive for April2012

The Vicious Cycle

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We have to get our act together to break this vicious cycle, or there will not be an American Fire Service to pass on to the next generation of firefighters.

Globe’s WASPPhysiological and Location Monitoring on the Fireground

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Just before he presses the button on his handie-talkie the EMS duty officer reaches out to him, Check this out, Ladder 104 Can, hes spiked his heart rate and respiration.

Globe WASPGetting Closer to Better Firefighter Tracking and Monitoring

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Firefighter tracking, health monitoring and PPE combine to offer a proactive approach to your safety on the fireground.

Snohomish County Working:Rescue Off Balcony

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Okay, so this isn’t someone straddling the window sill with that rich brownish, grayish smoke pulsing out over him, but imagine pulling up to this with just you, your driver and one firefighter in the back. What’s your game-plan?

Manhattan Scaffolding Rescue Highlights Agency Rivalry and Risk Management Decisions

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We have some of the best training and the best equipment to do this.

Mayday Transmitted During Reading Apartment Fire

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“I believe I’m at the stairwell on the Walnut Street side, but I’m stuck in here. On the fire floor, can’t get out of this spot and I’m burning up in here.”

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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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Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
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
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