Category Archives:

First Due Friday; Challenging Terrain

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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; Access Problems

Entry Img

  This is “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. […]

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

Entry Img

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 […]

Movement Monday: June 30

Entry Img

This week’s workout may sneak up on you, especially if you dive into Level 5.  This is a good core workout that will get you breathing hard.  Just a head’s up, the back half of each lap is gonna seem tough, but you can get through it and you’ll be glad you did.  If this […]

First Due Friday; Heavy Smoke from a Single Family

Entry Img

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. […]

VEIS, The “I” Isn’t Silent

Entry Img

Despite many modern challenges in today’s fire service, saving lives is still our #1 priority. Modern fuel loads have changed fire behavior and survivability inside structure fires. This requires us to THINK before we act (surprisingly difficult sometimes).  “Traditional” tactics and previous experience can be a double-edged sword.  Traditional tactics may work at certain fires.  […]

Memorial MayDays & Murph: A Different Kind of Survival Training

Entry Img

What? Your mind and body are the most important things that you bring to an incident. Without being mentally and physically prepared to do the job, we are setting ourselves up for disaster. MayDays is a two-day conference intended to give fire service members at any level the tools and information they can use to avoid survival situations. The […]

Video- Detroit’s 9th Fire in One Hour!

Entry Img

Great video from Detroit FD. This was their 9th arson fire in one hour in this neigborhood. Comments welcome, enjoy!