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The Fireground is Like Loading a Dishwasher

There are as many ways to operate on the fireground as there are ways to load a dishwasher. Some require a little planning but result is streamlined operations and functional flexibility. Others rely on making the plan as you go and may require a little more work to get the job.

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; 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 Top Floor!

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Use your knowledge of row/townhouse construction to tell us where the fire is and where it’s going. What conditions can you expect in the hallway and/or stairs if interior doors are left open? Also, give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

First Due Friday; Working Multi-Family w/ “Obvious” Rescues (Video)

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Great pre-arrival video of a working multi-family with people choosing not to rescue themselves! Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

First Due Friday; A Small Fire In A Strip Mall

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You are dispatched to a smoke detector and burglar alarm activation in a strip center. You arrive to find this! What do you do?

First Due Friday; You Figure It Out!

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This week we’re gonna mix it up a bit! What can you tell us about this fire from its aftermath! Based on what you see, what would you do? Enjoy!

Thinking Outside The Box May Kill You

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Thinking “outside the box” is a perfectly appropriate goal for someone when faced with a unique challenge. Yet firefighters get hurt and killed at what some would consider less-than unique fires. Sometimes we have to keep it simple and put people in areas not only to perform efficiently, but also get us the most accurate information prior to making a dangerous decision. There are six sides to every fire and it is our job to see them all.

Basics for Understaffed Truck Work: Search

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By searching for victims and fire, we can increase the speed of fire attack and extinguishment which creates a safer fireground for everyone. This post will detail how to get the most out of your search despite various staffing levels.

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"Engine Operations on the Modern Fireground" (H.O.T.)
aka "Engine Work 101"
Southeastern Fire School
South Carolina Fire Academy
March 8-9, 2014

"Street Smart Shop Talk"
Fire Engineer Talk Radio
April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

"Street Smart Fireground Forcible Entry" (H.O.T.)
South Carolina Fire/Rescue Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 10, 2014

"Outside the Box Firefighting" (H.O.T.)
South Carolina Fire/Rescue Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 11, 2014

"Street Smart Forcible Entry 2"
OPEN ENROLLMENT
Bluffton Twp. Fire District HQ
December 16, 2013
1330-1730 hrs

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