Until we understand our enemy, the fire and the building we operate in, how can we expect not to get in trouble?
Latest in managing a live-in program tackles the slow times in quarters.
Tune In! Chief Walker will discuss training to an acceptable level of performance as well as training methods and ideas he has been working with. We’ll also review several Firefighter Near Miss Reports and identify some common themes.
Everyone went home, later on, so I guess we have nothing to learn, right?
By making mental note of this hazard and beginning to train with this mindset we may prevent the mental breakdown of running back down stairs when it stuff hits the fan.
“If the reason why you don’t use the 2 1/2 is because it is difficult to move, you are insulting the generations of firefighters before you, when that was all they had.” Batt. Chief Gerry Tracy, FDNY
We can’t let this ‘walk before we crawl’ training happen anymore, teaching our new firefighters how to search before we tell them what they are looking for. Brian Brush
I have photos of my father’s generation fighting fires in a similar manner. But that was 50 years ago.
April saw discussions primarily centered on risk, sizeup and personal responsibility.
There is no reason whatsoever to be pulling enough saw dust out of your saws to enable your company to press a sheet of particle board.