Firefighters & Safety

March 10th, 2014 No comments

Tonight’s training was conducted by FF James Broome of Fort Mill FD. Topic was Firefighters & Safety as presented at firefighterclosecalls.com

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Feb Training – Water Supply & Fire Attack

February 4th, 2014 No comments

Last night, we did some hands on training simulating a structure fire response. The main focus area of the training was safety on the fireground. We went through the proper techniques for hooking a hydrant, establishing a water supply and advancing a hose line. Here are some videos to support the “what”, “why”, and “how”.

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Elevator Keys

February 4th, 2014 No comments

How to use the Elevator Drop Key:

How to use the Firefighter Mode:

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Are you prepared when you respond to a traffic incident?

February 4th, 2014 No comments

Check out the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s bulletin: Traffic Hazards to Fire Fighters While Working Along Roadways

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-143/

Additionally, we will be covering the IAFF’s Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety in an up coming training:

http://www.iaff.org/hs/evsp/IAFF%20Emergency%20Vehicle%20and%20Roadway%20Scene%20Safety%20Course%20PowerPoint.ppt

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Why are so many fire sprinklers failing in this cold weather?

January 9th, 2014 No comments

There was a great blog posted last year regarding this topic. Check out: http://www.hgi-fire.com/blog/fire-sprinkler-freeze-failures

So as a building owner what can you do? Check out: http://www.hgi-fire.com/blog/how-to-prevent-fire-sprinkler-freeze-failures

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Role of Quadcopters in Firefighting…

January 3rd, 2014 No comments

Gets you thinking about what the role of Quadcopters can be in the fire service over the next few years. Think about deploying a QC from the fire station when tones go off, even before the truck leaves. That video could be fed into the officer’s seat in the truck for live streaming video en route to the scene. What about incident command leveraging a QC as the below video showcases:

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Into The Smoke – Season 1 Episode 2

January 2nd, 2014 No comments

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Into the Smoke – Season 1 Episode 1

January 2nd, 2014 No comments

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Electic Vehicles – Chevy Volt

May 20th, 2012 No comments

Ever thought about getting dispatched to an MVA involving an electric car/truck? What would you think about if it was a front-end accident? Anything different you would consider if it was a side-impact accident? Today’s cars are getting more and more advanced both technically and structurally. There is a great article in this month’s (May 2012) Fire Engineering titled “Responding to Incidents Involving the Chevrolet Volt”

Take a moment to read through it: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2011/11/chevy-volt-response.html

Lastly, there is a great resource put together by the NFPA titled Electric Vehicle Safety Training. http://evsafetytraining.org/

Specifically for the Volt, they have great video resources that walk through common extrication scenarios: http://evsafetytraining.org/Training/Chevrolet-Training-Videos.aspx

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Sprinkler Stop Valve

May 20th, 2012 No comments

Here is a quick video on how to use the Sprinkler Stop Valve

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