Archive for February2011

Apartment Fire w/ Rescue… Command Presence and NIMS: An Excellent Visual Aid

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Andrew Brassard found this video from an El Camino Apartment fire w/ rescue. It is tremendous teaching aid for Incident Commanders. Really, anyone would learn and appreciate the effort of these guys. Very professional, very efficient. Great job to that FD.

Burn!

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Think your FD needs help? Check out this promo for a documentary on Detroit Fire Department. It’s a great video and can really put things into perspective.

Straight Stream vs. Fog: A Visual Aid

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A byproduct of that debate is hose stream selection for fire attack. The question is, do you use a wide fog pattern, a narrow fog (a.k.a. power cone) or a straight (or solid) stream for offensive interior fire attack? Watch this video and form your own conclusions.

Charlotte FD Video & Modern Residential Construction

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When operating at fires in lightweight construction, do your operations change? Do you adapt your strategies, tactics, benchmarks and/or resources? This post includes a very informative video from Charlotte Fire Department of a large fire they fought in a lightweight model home.