Welcome to the First Due Blog Carnival’s second edition, “Influential Fire Reports“. We asked you to share what firefighting report made a personal impact on how you operate as a firefighter or fire officer. The response was great and varied between being deeply personal and having a mission. (more…)
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My contribution to the First Due Carnival Blog second edition (Influential Fire Reports) involves two firefighter fatality reports. What may make mine different from others is that these two reports, and one book, have influenced the purpose I have in writing and in learning more about ‘firefighter behavior’. (more…)
There’s very little to add to what is presented in these two videos.
Even less to what Joe Morgan, Charlie Shyab and Kenneth Humphries share.
If you care about the man or woman riding across from you, pass them along.
Special thanks to the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation. (more…)
I received a few emails from readers who asked me about FDIC, the conferences, ‘the speech’ and what things there that might interest me. Suprised to be asked, I offer the following; truly an educational time and a great oppotunity to fellowship for many, I’m certain that I’ll be working. That said, I’m not sure what my schedule will be. I know I need to meet some of my coworkers and bosses and I know there are some people who have made it point to want to meet me, so that will be a big priority. That, and I’d like to meet all of the FEMS bloggers that will be there. (more…)
“Upon reentering the blazing complex, [Firefighter Joe] Hughes aided in the rescue of a young woman on the roof in “full cardiac arrest, with no pulse and no respirations.’’ Firefighter Scott Coyne performed CPR, while Lieutenant Robert Dean gave her his face piece, Hughes said. “Things spiral really quickly,’’ Hughes, of Walpole, said, adding that the hot weather, the heavy smoke, and the old building’s narrow stairwells and lack of a sprinkler system all contributed to the confusion. (more…)
I‘m promoting tonight’s Firefighter Netcast because it looks at one of two training organizations whose operations I find interesting as a business, especially in this economy, and as educators.
Firefighter Netcast looks at Traditions Training and speaks with two if its staff, Nick Martin and Dan Shaw. The netcast duo will talk with Nick and Dan and see what it is that makes the training services Traditions offers unique. (more…)
Boston firefighters battled a mid-day job that just went to nine alarms. Ladder 15 was on the box alarm 483 Beacon Street and reported heavy smoke on the No.7 floor and from then on it became multiple alarms and multiple rescues.
The box came in just before 1400 hours, for a fire on the seventh floor. Additional early reports noted extension to the floor above as well. Complicated by a 100+ year old building with no sprinklers and narrow stairwells, multiple alarms were quickly struck. As companies moved in and went to work, occupants on the fire floor and below were removed. Some on the floors above, and in the penthouse, went to the roof. (more…)
Recently I saw on a website forum a comment that offended me. Usually I am not quickly or easily offended, especially given the nature by which a majority of forum users display their reasoning, but this one bothered me. The writer, commenting on the recent death of a Homewood, Illinois firefighter, stated a desire to have a legislation requiring placards on homes that use medical oxygen. The rationale, if you will, was that having this foreknowledge might lead to influencing the initial sizeup decisions. (more…)