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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 […]

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 to want […]

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.

Take Your Search Skills to the Next Level!

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Safe Firefighter, LLC will be presenting 2 search classes in Beaufort, South Carolina on September 18, 2013. These classes will provide updated search techniques to help you to make your searches safer and more efficient. Primary search can present numerous challenges for those faced with completing one of the most important fireground tasks. Rapidly deteriorating conditions, building layout, short staffing all are factors that limit our ability to safely perform our most important priority.

A New Years Resolution Mad Lib “On Firefighting”

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As firefighters, danger is a part of our job. Ignoring the danger or masking it with blanket statements & safety slogans will almost certainly result in a catastrophic reality check.

First Due Friday; How Do You RIC?

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How does your FD staff the RIC & what, if anything, are they allowed/expected to do at a fire?

The Italian Stallion on “Getting It Done”

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As budgets shrink and staffing dwindles, our duties and responsibilities remain the same. Rocky Balboa offers some words of wisdom to help us through these tough economic times.

First Due Friday; Going to Work in a Garden Apartment!

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You are first to arrive on whatever you normally ride. Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. HOW BIG DOES THIS INCIDENT GET IN YOUR FD… alarms, units, staffing, etc? 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; You Arrive on the Truck… (Video)

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First thing you see is a Truck pulling up to the scene. YOU’RE ON THAT TRUCK! Based on what you see with the building, the conditions, the Engine Co. and other crews’ operations, WHAT ARE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR YOUR CREW? Compare this FD’s ops to your FD and give us your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

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S.A.F.E. Firefighter

20 Old Farm Road Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 (843) 247-6044 www.safefirefighter.com info@safefirefighter.com

About Us

S.A.F.E. Firefighter helps firefighters to be smart, aggressive, fundamentally-sound and efficient through high-energy, high intensity and high-impact training.


Upcoming Events

"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"
Bluffton Twp. Fire District HQ
December 16, 2013
1330-1730 hrs

Quote of the Month:

"Without training they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge they lacked confidence. Without confidence they lacked victory."

- Julius Caesar