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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“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.”
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Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
Dave
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
Thanks for having the stones to put this info. out there. If through your efforts and others we can save one brother or sister then you have made a positive change in the fire service and that is really what we should all aspire to do in one way or another.
2014-08-13 14:00:30
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