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Memorial MayDays & Murph: A Different Kind of Survival Training

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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 […]

Street Smart Shop Talk on Fire Engineering Talk Radio

On the menu for tonight’s episode of “Shop Talk” we’re talking about BROTHERHOOD, PRIDE & TRADITION. For April Fool’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 […]

**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…

Real World Forcible Entry Problems

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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.

First Due Friday; 2-Alarm Commercial Job! (Video)

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You are on either the first arriving Engine or Truck (your choice). You arrive to these heavy smoke conditions in this commercial building with multiple mixed occupancies. Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

First Due Friday; Heavy Fire, Standpipe Ops & Mayday! (Video)

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!

Class Announcement! VES @ SC Fire Academy

Safe Firefighter, LLC will be teaching it’s 16-hour “Ventilation, Entry & Search (VES) Techniques” during Southeastern Fire School at the South Carolina Fire Academy. Click here for more info…

2012 Class and Event Planning In Progress

Make training, professionalism and pride part of your New Year’s resolution! We’re in the process of building our 2012 calendar with intense, realistic hands-on training, interactive classroom events and good old-fashioned brotherhood.

First Due Friday: “Big Box” Search

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Share your strategies, tactics and experience! Every Friday we’ll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.

RIC Refresher Breakdown

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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.

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