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The Complete Vehicle Extrication Technical Rescuer Level I and II Training Solution!
The social media world is providing instructors with numerous options to pass on knowledge. As an instructor, I am often wanting more time in the classroom or on the training ground. Here’s a way to gain valuable class or training time.
By making a video preview of an upcoming lecture or hands-on drill, instructors can increase the knowledge base of their students prior to them even stepping foot in the classroom or on the training ground. This will allow for greater conversation and perfection of skills in the stipulated amount of time allowed. (more…)
Here’s a piece brother firefighter Charlie Hillman (Norwalk (OH) FD) wrote about a chimney fire last winter. He brings up several fireground basics that we all should remember. Pass it on!
On Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 0850 hours the Willard Fire and Rescue department was dispatched to a chimney fire. The chimney fire was reported in a 1 ½ story wood-framed, single family dwelling, ranch style home. Upon arrival the supervisor initiated incident command and a performed a 360o size-up and radioed that there was heavy white/gray smoke issuing from the chimney. The homeowner had been attempting to clean the chimney with a homemade device that consisted of a long piece of copper tubing with a brush attached to the end of the tubing. The tubing was connected at the top of the chimney with a long piece of chain. The supervisor ordered the engine crew to ladder the roof to remove the burning brush from the inside of the chimney. (more…)