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The Third 10

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One was 82, another 18. POV response claims two. Two captains die and the fourth chief officer to die in 2011 is in this group of 10.

The Floor Above. Why a game changer demands different training

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By making mental note of this hazard and beginning to train with this mindset we may prevent the mental breakdown of running back down stairs when it stuff hits the fan.

But The 2-1/2 Is Soooooo Hard to Move…

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“If the reason why you don’t use the 2 1/2 is because it is difficult to move, you are insulting the generations of firefighters before you, when that was all they had.” Batt. Chief Gerry Tracy, FDNY

Search and Rescue Separation for Initial Training. A Shared Post

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We can’t let this ‘walk before we crawl’ training happen anymore, teaching our new firefighters how to search before we tell them what they are looking for. Brian Brush

Victim Survivability Profiling.A Clarification

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“Every situation is a situation” and the fire you are responding to is one that you are seeing for the first time.

Durham Working: Dash and Helmet Cam Document Duplex Fire

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Footage of Durham, NC Engine 3 and Ladder 1 at working duplex fire.

Recidivism

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I have photos of my father’s generation fighting fires in a similar manner. But that was 50 years ago.

April at Backstep Firefighter

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April saw discussions primarily centered on risk, sizeup and personal responsibility.

Some Saw Bullshit, Volume IIShared Post from CMD-FD

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The funny thing about doing your job in today’s fire service is that the guys who are not, get all balled up at you for doing yours. When shit like this gets overlooked they feel shamed I guess and put their pissy pants on when you break balls about it.

A Quick Profiling Drill

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Use true, proven fact that you know the occupant in the room with smoke venting from the window is dead, dead beyond all means of resuscitation available.

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