“If you have members that are slowing down, or De-Gearing because we say this term, the problem is NOT with the term itself, it’s with the complacent ridden, non-training attitude, and Leadership of your officers and department heads. Members should ALWAYS be in a “combat Ready”, “expect fire” Mindset.”
Read the full article here: The “Nothing Showing Debate” | Pass It On – Fire Training.
“Speed governed for maximum speed of 77 mph.” WHAT?!
“The standard presents general requirements for ambulance design and performance, along with standalone chapters for ambulance components including chassis, patient compartment, low-voltage electrical systems and warning devices, and line voltage electrical systems. NFPA 1917 also specifies provisions for test methods.”
Read the full article here: Understanding NFPA’s new ambulance rule.
Chief Rob Wylie gives us a tip on how to quickly purge air from a large diameter hose lay during a working fire.
Watch the video here: FIREGROUND Flash Tip: Purging Air from Large Diameter Hose.
This month, we are going to look at your first-due from the topside. Mapping programs such as Google Earth, MapQuest and a host of others, coupled with the availability of tablets, smart phones and laptops, allow us to look at our first-due from a whole new angle and vantage point.
Read here: Fireground Size-up – Views from Above Pre-plans | Firehouse.
Anti-Ventilation Tactics on the Fireground
In today’s fire environment, we must limit the oxygen provided to the fire
via Anti-Ventilation Tactics on the Fireground | Firefighter Nation.