Tag Archives: “standard operating procedures”

Tool Choice

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A six foot rake isn’t going to be a big help if you’re assigned to force entry, just as a Halligan may not be useful if you end up opening ceilings.

NIOSH Wants To Hear From You

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NIOSH is looking for ways to improve the Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program.

All Hands Working In Bed-Stuy

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Knocked with two lines operating, even after being briefly pushed back into the common hall.

From Sir Lancelot To Wyatt Earp to Dick Winters, Putting Others Ahead Of Ourselves

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The spirit of the message makes sense, but it a message we cannot follow to the letter, unless we leave the trucks in the building and don’t respond.

Vacant Hyperbole, or”Janet Doesn’t Ride Here”

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Worth looking for? Really? Are we trying to foster constructive dialogue or create hype to get clicks?

The 2011 Firefighter

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What do you think the 2011 Firefighting is going to be? Trained and confident? Or tentative and fearful?

Why We Search: PhiladelphiaOne “Rat” Unable to “Scatter Away”

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I suppose Christmas and the few days after might have been just another day, another day alive or dieing, struggling. Rest in peace old timer, you are no rat no more.

“Broken Rules”Backstep’s Dave LeBlanc Reports on Lowell Truck Officer’s Account of October Fire, Rescue Caught on Tape, Told to MFA Graduates

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What stood out in the Captain’s story was the things that went right, and the potential for things to go so wrong. The first due companies arrived on scene to find nothing showing. These words alone often cause us to drop our guard, to become complacent.

FDNY Working: High-Rise Blanket Deployed on Bronx Blaze

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Fire in Bronx 7th floor apartment jumped three floors.

Firefighting According to Pirate Rules

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First, your search was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I ‘must’ not honor you. And secondly, you must be a dressed firefighter for the Firefighter’s Code to apply, and you’re not. And thirdly, the code is more what you call “guidelines” than actual safety rules. Welcome aboard the fire service, Miss Turner!

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