Despite many modern challenges in todayâ€™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).Â “Traditional” tactics and previous experience can be a double-edged sword.Â Traditional tactics may work at certain fires.Â […]
Cardiac related events still kill more firefighters than anything else.Â Here’s the good news… getting fit isn’t overly complicated.Â It’s not about running a marathon orÂ being able to lift a car.Â Fitness is simply about MOVING.Â Â You’ve gotta getÂ up and keep the blood pumping, the sweat dripping and the heart happy for decent amount of time.Â […]
Safe Firefighter, LLC is proud to offerÂ â€œSTREET SMARTâ€ FORCIBLE ENTRY 1 & 2 featuring â€œThe Pigâ€ Forcible Entry Tool. This OPEN ENROLLMENT class will be hosted by the Burton Fire District in Burton, SC. Class Details (Flyer & Registration @ Bottom). These high speed classes give participants the information, techniques and repetitions to confidently attack […]
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.