Tag Archives: search and rescue

Why We Search: Rescue from Vacant
Mississippi House Fire

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Victim found in back room of vacant Jackson duplex.

Why We Search:Video of Rescues in Sacramento Vacant

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Working code for one of four victims

“This is why we train,”Rescue at Salisbury House Fire

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“It couldn’t have gone any better,”

Why We Search: Rescues from Vacants in Buffalo and Sacramento

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“22 is on location, we’ve got a two and half story, fully involved on the front.”

Why We Search: Columbus Firefighters Rescue Child in Vacant House Fire

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Tell me again about your absolute that all vacant building fires should be fought from the outside or left to burn.

Protecting Lives

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“We must constantly evaluate the environment we are in and try to determine if the conditions will allow us to continue with our task.”

Salisbury Working:House Fire with Reported Children Trapped

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Engine 16, Tower 16 and Assistant Chief 1 went to work attacking a well advanced fire.

Life After Arlington StreetWorcester Firefighter Brian Carroll

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“I look at things differently…Am I doing what am I supposed to be doing? It hasn’t been easy.”

Why We Search: Australian Squatters

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The occupied “vacant” building down under

A Profiling ScenarioDo you know what your next move is?

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“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”

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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.”
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Burton Clark
Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?
All we need is one lesson with two parts. Follow all the S.O.Ps 100% correct, 100% of the time. Reason, anything less can get you and others killed. It also makes you a professional and defines a good firefighter.
2014-08-29 13:43:35
John Pignataro
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bravo sir ...This battle began in the early 1990's having been a career DC Fireman for 30 yrs and a still active volunteer fireman for 37 the mentality has changed since 1977. Your article is clear and to the point but I am afraid the fire service maybe lost to the folks who preach the…
2014-08-23 01:12:28
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
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