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New Blood! (Not Really New, But Definitely Awesome!)

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The Brothers at SAFE Firefighter are super excited to announce that we have finally convinced Jonah Smith to completely drink our Kool-Aid and join our Cadre!  We first met Jonah, when he (and his other Charlotte/Pleasant Valley cronies) brought all their own tools to one of our Street Smart Forcible Entry classes in Irmo a […]

First Due Friday; Challenging Terrain

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This Friday, you are first arriving unit at this multi-family fire.  It is 0930 on a Tuesday.  Using the questions below, tell us what your engine, trucks and chiefs would do for this fire… Keep in mind that, unlike the kitchen table, these brothers or sisters are not here to clarify their actions, so keep it […]

First Due Friday; Top Floor Garden Apartment

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This Friday, you are first arriving unit at this fire.  It is 1530 hours on Sunday.  Using the questions below, tell us what your engine, trucks and commanders would do for this fire… Keep in mind that, unlike the kitchen table, these brothers or sisters are not here to clarify their actions, so keep it […]

1st Due Friday; Front Row for Rescues & Truck Work

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Check out this great helmet cam video from Jacksonville (FL) of a house fire with rescues.  It also has a buffet of Truck Work to salivate at.  ENJOY!  Happy Birthday America!!! Welcome to “First Due Friday” where we channel our (not so) inner fire buff, find a first arriving picture or video and talk about […]

First Due Friday; Heavy Smoke from a Single Family

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Welcome to “First Due Friday” where we channel our (not so) inner fire buff, find a first arriving picture or video and talk about it just like at the kitchen table.  Keep in mind that, unlike the kitchen table, these brothers or sisters are not here to clarify their actions, so keep it professional and respectful. […]

Rollin’ Heavy!

Couldn’t help but share this video of our Brothers and neighbors from Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue rolling heavy to, what appears to be a Box Alarm. Enjoy!

**CLASS DATE CHANGE** Forcible Entry 1 & 2 in Bluffton, SC

DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS, WE HAD TO CHANGE THE CLASS DATES FOR THE DECEMBER FORCIBLE 1 & 2 CLASSES IN BLUFFTON. PLEASE SEE THE CHANGED DATES BELOW…

A New Years Resolution Mad Lib “On Firefighting”

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As firefighters, danger is a part of our job. Ignoring the danger or masking it with blanket statements & safety slogans will almost certainly result in a catastrophic reality check.

First Due Friday; Fire in Hell’s Kitchen… Literally (Video)

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(VIDEO) You are on the first unit to arrive at this occupied multi-family/ taxpayer fire in NYC. Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Also, watch the fireground ops and share your constructive criticism. Enjoy!

First Due Friday; Decisions, Decisions

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You are first to arrive to find this heavily involved double wide mobile home. IS THIS A GO, NO-GO or SOMETHING ELSE? What are the ATTACK and RESCUE CONSIDERATIONS? Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

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