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Irons & Ladders




  • 18:40 UTC Chain Link Gate Forcible Entry Video
    Here is a new video covering some options on chain link gates that are locked up with padlocks and chain. This is a great option for the outside firefighter to make quick work of these common problems with the hand tools that should always be with you.

The Fire Critic


  • 19:07 UTC The Best Firefighter Calendars for 2018
    While there are no prizes for being named a top calendar here on Fire Critic, there are bragging rights...and ultimately the purpose of this post is to help sell more calendars which will help out more charities.


  • 17:54 UTC Video: Lehigh County, PA 2 Alarm House Fire
    Tuesday afternoon crews were dispatched to the 1700 Blk of Butz Rd for a reported house fire. Crews arrived on location to a working fire in the garage extending to the home and quickly struck a 2nd alarm. Crews put multiple lines in service to knock down the fire, the fire was placed under control about an hour into the job.....
  • 17:32 UTC Helmet Cam: San Bernardino Firefighters Battle Fire in Victorville.
    On Friday October 6th, 2017 San Bernardino County Fire responded to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Pepper Tree Dr. in the city of Victorville. County fire responded with a total of 4 paramedic engines, 1 truck company, 1 paramedic squad, 1 chief officer and 1 fire investigator for a total of 19 personnel. The fire was knocked down in approx. 15 minutes. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause is under investigation. 

Vent Enter Search


  • 16:04 UTC Double-Wide Addition

    Joseph Dorsette, from Broward County Sheriff’s Office (FL), recently submitted his findings that were discovered during an alarm at a residence. While conducting a 360 he noticed the single-wide mobile home behind the actual alarm had been modified into a double-wide, with an extra addition. The existing single-wide mobile home appeared modified, the car port […]

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  • 18:55 UTC Ft. Lauderdale Fire Expo

    The VentEnterSearch crew will be spreading Can Confidence and Aggressive Search Techniques at the 9th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Fire Expo on October 4-7, 2017. We will be offering a full day program under live fire conditions in an acquired structure. We have been given two, one story buildings in the pictures below. This class is […]

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