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- 01:11 UTC First Forcible Entry Class- 2016
- 00:31 UTC First Ladders Class of 2016First one of the season. It filled very quickly last year, grab your spot today if interested!
- 18:40 UTC Chain Link Gate Forcible Entry VideoHere 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.
- 21:59 UTC MSA’s G1 iTIC Gives Fire Departments the Opportunity to Cost-effectively Equip Every Firefighter With Thermal Imaging TechnologyWe got to hang out with MSA today. Check out The Fire Critic Facebook page for more coverage. However, their iTIC continues to amaze me! You have to check out this awesome pack and technology!!!! MSA’s G1 iTIC Gives Fire Departments the Opportunity to Cost-effectively Equip Every Firefighter With Thermal Imaging Technology MSA’s G1 Integrated ...
- 02:48 UTC Helmet Cam Video: Pearl Street Apartment Fire in Oakland, CAThis morning, just after 5am, Oakland Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Pearl Street. Upon arrival, crews found a working fire with people trapped. Engine 1, Engine, 15, Engine 10, Truck 4 and Battalion 2 were initially dispatched. Command requested an additional engine and truck when rescues were confirmed. E5 and Truck 1 responded as the additional units.
- 01:40 UTC Stretcher Saw Strap
Lieutenant Matthew Aman from Ridge Culver (NY) Fire District sent in this photo of a homemade saw strap they have on their truck company. They simply took a stretcher strap and girth hitched it to the saw. This places the buckle at mid-chest for quick release and adjustment purposes. They added a knot in the […]
- 12:39 UTC TractorDrawnAerial.com
Our good friend Steve Crothers recently launched a new website called TractorDrawnAerial.com. This website is dedicated to celebrating the most iconic fire apparatus in the national fire service. This site is designed for anything and everything related to tractor drawn aerials including photos, videos, equipment, concepts, etc. This webpage was created to provide a place […]
- 15:33 UTC Look Close
Every day is a training day, and every call is a pre-fire plan… Captain Shawn Royall from Charlotte (NC) Ladder Company 23 sent in theses photos that prove this lesson. Have you gone to a medical call or public assist at a building like this in your first due? Did you just take care of […]