Expect Fire: Shenandoah, PA Helmet Cam AND Training with YouTube


Fire behind the front door in the 200 block of West Poplar Street


Below is helmet camera footage of the Shenandoah Fire Department at a house fire on 17 January 2014 from the site FIREandFILM.com. According to the narrative on the website the department was alerted to the possibility of a fire in the area and proceeded to investigate. READ MORE

Here is another video showing the scene on West Poplar.

Photos from the scene are also shown through FireandFilm.com

Take some time to read these articles from FireRescue Magazine by contributors Kevin Milan of South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (CO) and Matt Tobia of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department (MD) on using fireground videos for training. There is a lot of good advice in each.

"Using Fireground Video as a Training Tool"
The Internet provides a vast wealth of videos that can be used to teach firefighters and company officers

"Using YouTube as a Training Tool"
Used properly, YouTube can serve as a valuable training tool for both older & younger members

"Using YouTube as Training Tool, Part 2"
“Identifying the mission,” the first step when using YouTube for training purposes

"Using YouTube as Training Tool, Part 3"
Use the AAR framework & a rubric to build training exercises that involve YouTube videos

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Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Firehouse.com. Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.

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