Sun, 30 June 2013
An interview with Chief Rich Gasaway on the subject of Situational Awareness, and how it impacts us on the fireground and all emergency incidents.
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Sun, 23 June 2013
Some tips for using computer simulation in training and an interview with Jim Murphy from Commandsim and SimsUShare software.
Sun, 16 June 2013
Acknowledgement of LODD Tony Barker, Age 36 Mountain View FD , NC
Handling the residential garage fire, and some training tips for review.
Sun, 9 June 2013
This week a slight departure where we take a humorous and lighthearted look about a serious subject whiie making the point, that sometimes we need to look outside our own service to find ways to do things better!
We compare incident management to a restaurant operation!
Sun, 2 June 2013
Acknowledgement of the Houston LODD at the Southwest INN Fire
Captain EMT Matthew Renaud Age 35 - Engine 51
Engineer EMT Operator Robert BeBee Age 41 - Engine 51
Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, Age 29 - Engine 68
Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, Age 24 - Engine 68
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the additional 13 members injured including the Captain of Engine 68 still hospitalized in critical condition as of this episode.
R E C E O V S
Rescue , Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul, Ventilation, Salvage.
Ventilation belongs somewhere between confinement and extinguishment and if you follow those steps in order you will have a more successful fireground operation.