Rooftop Radio Reports

We often hear from companies complaining about being pulled off a roof, that in their opinion was still safe to be operating on. The first question I pose to them is “were you keeping command updated on your progress and roof...

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Halligans for Hutch Raffle

Last week, a South Carolina firefighter had his vehicle stolen at the station while he was on duty. In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 30th, Phil Hutcheson (Hutch) became the victim of auto theft. As an unidentified subject drove...

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Ventilation: East Coast vs West Coast

The following video from the Firefighters Support Foundation is a great back to the basics training on Vertical ventilation. Abraham Madrigal does a great job explaining the difference between vertical ventilation on the East and West Coasts. He covers basic operations,...

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Essential Ladder Skills

The following video from the Firefighters Support Foundation is a great back to the basics training on essential ladder skills. Michael Wood does a great job explaining the importance of ladder carries, positioning, raises, climbing and moving ladders in emergency situations. He also...

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“Too Busy to Train”

Have we as a fire service lost our focus on solid company level firefighter training? Since when did we replace training with “experience” or my personal favorite “WE ARE TOO BUSY TO TRAIN”? These excuses are simply not acceptable! Today’s fire...

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