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Expect Fire: San Francisco One and One

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    A little more than a small outside fire       Tuesday’s five-alarm fire in San Francisco was impressive at first reporting and more so when we learned that the initial dispatch was one engine, one truck, and one chief for a “small outside fire.” According to San Francisco Local 798 the first […]

Expect Fire: Remembering Asheville, North Carolina and Captain Jeff Bowen

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    On this day a response to an AFA turned deadly       On July 28, 2011, a 37-year-old career captain died and 9 fire fighters were injured in a 6-story medical building fire while searching for the seat of the fire. At 1228 hours, dispatch sent four companies (2 engines, 1 truck, […]

Holding 1&1:Getting The Jump

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How you prepare reflects how you will perform Those of you who have a passion for the job (career or volunteer) and have been around awhile might know of a little thing called “the jump”. The jump is not a physical activity that you should incorporate into your work-out routine. Nor is not a fancy […]

Expect Fire: BostonAlarm Activation Becomes Smoke Showing

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It’s never just smells and bells.

2012 Maydays

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A year of communication we hate to hear, but train to say.

California Helmet Cams:Hayward and Contra Costa County

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Recent first-person views and why we should push for good editing.

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.”

Communications Drill with DCFD RS.3 Video

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Arrival video from D.C. offers opportunity to train on sizeup report expectations.

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