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.”

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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