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 atÂ any levelÂ the tools and information they can use toÂ avoidÂ survival situations. The […]
On the menu for tonightâ€™s episode of â€œShop Talkâ€ weâ€™re talking about BROTHERHOOD, PRIDE & TRADITION. For April Foolâ€™s Day, we’ve themed tonight on the F.O.O.L.S. (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society) whose mission it is to uphold these values. We’ve also invited a special guest to talk about the biggest firefighter killer that nobody seems […]
Yesterday, we posted an outside view of a Charlie Side door with some yum-yums we weren’t familiar with. We were lucky enough to find people on our SAFE Firefighter Facebook page who had seen the same things, recognized them and offered some insight. We were also fortunate that someone linked an article from Brothers In Battle, LLC on the Upper Left Coast. Please give it a read and let us know what you think.
This video is a great training tool for size-up, radio comms & Command presence. This FD sounds very professional despite difficult fire conditions. This week we’ve got heavy fire & smoke on an upper floor w/ standpipe ops in progress and a Mayday called while transitioning to Defensive Ops. Compare this FD’s ops to your FD and give us your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!
Saws, irons, ladders and rescues were the flavor of week for our brothers in Bluffton, SC. Safe Firefighter, LLC just wrapped up a RIC Refresher for the Bluffton Township Fire District. Training included calling the Mayday, self-rescue, rapid intervention crew assignments and operations and performing proactive RIC tasks.