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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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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