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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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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