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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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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