Tag Archives: VES

Holding 1&1: Analyze This

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A look at vent, enter and search in Baltimore

Fire Behavior or Firefighter Behavior? Pennsylvania House Fire Video

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A soldier can receive the latest “in-country” training and intelligence on his enemy, but if he walks point with his rifle slung over his shoulder like he’s taking a stroll through the mall, he’ll be killed fast. Firefighters are no different.

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.”

Alameda County RespondsMore About What You Think You Know

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More information on the popular helmet cam video from someone who was there.

Alameda County Working: Rescue Company Helmet Cam Captures Rescues and More

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Video from Rescue Officer answers critics about delay in getting water on the fire and shows that chasing kinks is everyone’s job. Where is that firm benchmark that says you must have water on the fire by __ time?

Two and Three-Man Crews Entry No.2:Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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Ladder-1 is the only company in the department that gets a green light on every fire.

Bronx Working: Video Captures OVM Making Entry On Top Floor Fire

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Friday fire in the Bronx prompts us to ask what do we know about the OVM position.

Smoke Is Fuel. Brief Moment in Fire Science at New York House Fire

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Video of a New York house fire reminds us how quickly black turns to orange.

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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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