Tag Archives: rescues

FDNY Medal Day Preview:WTC and Burn Foundation Medal Winners

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“There was no other option than to push our way up those stairs.”

Harry M. Archer MedalCourage and Valor…Understated, Revisited

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Special Order No. 180, which was dated October 4, 1920, reads as follows: “A medal, to be known as the ‘Harry M. Archer Medal’ has been donated…

Alameda County Working: Rescue Company Helmet Cam Captures Rescues and More

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Video from Rescue Officer answers critics about delay in getting water on the fire and shows that chasing kinks is everyone’s job. Where is that firm benchmark that says you must have water on the fire by __ time?

Told You So. Ontario Volunteer Department Charged After Fire Traps Firefighters During Rescue

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“My concern is that, if in future, potential incident commanders are worried about possible litigation, is that going to make them second-guess their rescue decision?”

Why We Search: Maryland Father Tries to Save Son in Abandoned House Fire

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The elder McKeown called 911 and then entered the home to search for his son.

“Expect Fire” Palm Beach County0400 hrs. Wires Down Call Becomes Working House Fire with Rescues

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Who dresses for a wires down or blown transformer call?

Tale of Two Fires, And One Big Question

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You’re damned if you die and a hero if you don’t, right?

“We’re just trying to do the best we can.”Engine 42 Lieutenant Catches Boy and Provides Training Questions for Engine Companies

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Lieutenant’s catch helps us give you some valuable questions your engine company should try and answer – before the fire.

FDNY Working:Rescues at Harlem Apartment Fire

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Video shows rescues of occupants from the floor above the fire floor.

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.

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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.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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