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Fire Dept. Hydraulics - SOUTHSIDEFOOLS.ORG moves water.
Cutting Overhead Doors for Defensive Ops - Chris Sterricker talks opening overhead doors.
Apparatus Inspections/Check off list - Cathy Wagner ensures our rigs are ready to go.
Fire Control v. Fire Suppression - Chris Huston compares Fire Protection systems.
Alternate Hose Stretches - Robert Owens with some hose stretch options.
FE Tools - Trevor Bertram shows us tools for forcing entry.
Company Search Manual - Drew Smith provides us with directions on searching.
The Mule Kick - Bill Carey of Backstep Firefighter questions why train if your just going to do this.
S&D FE Tool Set - Search & Destroy on FE Tool Set.
Firefighter Survival / Rapid Intervention
LUNAR Report - Chris Huston discusses calling a MAYDAY.
Simple Tools - Trevor Bertram and some simple options for personal tools.
Preparing the RIT - Trevor Bertram talks tool prep for RIT readiness.
Self RIT Bottle Drill - Robby Owens explains a RIT drill.
Hansel & Gretel - Robby Owens teaches to leave a trail of crumbs.
Bump, Bump To the Pump - Mike McKay discusses the the clue to finding your way out.
Ice training is on - Paul Hasenmeier preps is for ice water rescue.
Ice/Cold Water "JIT" - Chris Huston brings us a review before the snow and ice comes.
Reusable Rope Training - First Due Tackle on some rope training evolutions.
Training / Drills
The Basics and Standardization - Todd Hurley gets us back to the basics.
No Standpipe? No problem - Robby Owens builds us a standpipe for training.
Company Level Training - Jim McCormack discusses some key points about company training.
SCBA Poker - Vicki Schmidt submits a fun drill on SCBA, Search and Rescue and Air Management.
Progressive SCBA Drill - Chris Huston moves you from the basics to proficiency.
Training Foundation - Mike France reminds us that our base is solid training.
Fire Behavior / Building Construction
Now and Then - Commentary by Chris Huston
Did you say Tactical Ventilation? - Bryan Altman with an update on fire behavior and ventilation.
Security Mesh - Chris Sterricker with a look at high strength security mesh hidden by drywall.
Assessing the Vacant - Trevor Bertram and he view from the "outside looking in."
Horizontal Ventilation - Scott Corrigan provides timely information for the modern fire enviorment.
Company Officer Development
- The HOT Sheet - Chris Sterricker with some Company Officer development insights.
- Shift Expectations - Lay out the expectations so all understand the game plan by Chris Sterricker.
Autism for First Responders - Jeff Green and Andrew Cantron with insight on Autism.
Personnel Public Image - John Shafer give us reminder of how the public can perceive us.
One Man Ladder Drag - Robby Owens shows limited staffing cannot slow us down.
Double Dead Bolt - Robby Owens found security can be tighter.
Saw Maintenance - Ron Van Meter reviews best practices for power saws.
Wires Down - Jay Fainer provides professional expertise on proper lines down repsonses.