Thank you Boron Extrication for posting this.
“I’m a big fan of free or inexpensive training. The NFPA created an excellent Hybrid/EV/Extrication guide that is free to the fire service.”
Warning: 26mb PDF download: https://smoothboretip.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/evfg-15-pdf.pdf
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Source: NFPA Emergency Field Guide-2015 Edition – Boron Extrication
Interior video shows how the well placed line provides optimal room coverage utilizing the “transitional attack”. Thanks to Douglas Zaniewski.
via Transitional Attack – YouTube.
“… the idea, every engine company should be designed with a first due “Plan A” to attack whatever you have with all you have. Setting up a rig with a plan for extended operations or waiting for the cavalry to arrive before you act only puts you closer to engaging a different fire than the one you are currently seeing (catch up).“
Read the full article here: The Exponential Engine – Fire Engineering Training Community.
Having instant access to hazardous material resources is not only invaluable, but necessary. Download these free apps to your smartphone. I’ve used mine just out of curiosity when seeing a unusual looking tanker with a placard number I had never seen before. Easy to use, and did I mention free?
As always, the ubiquitous DOT ERG guide that you all should be familiar with.
Another, more extensive resource is WISER. WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It’s also free.
The WISER app has extensive capabilities! Of note is the ability to set User Profiles that enable users to specify the role they are currently playing at the scene of an incident: first responder, HAZMAT specialist, EMS specialist, hospital provider, or preparedness planner. The key information presented to the user about a substance varies depending on this role, so that the information most relevant to the respective job can be quickly accessed.
Download these and try them out to familiarize yourself with them before needing them. Do you have any others? Feel free to comment!
“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.
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.