Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Built Enviorment – Mixed Construction

Over the past few weeks I have been keeping my eyes and ears tuned to what is around me. As we were putting together the latest training Module “Building Failure and Collapse”, I was looking for as much information and … Continue reading

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Instructors as students by Kris Hester

I recently made a personal FB post that was as follows: “I have never served in a combat zone or been in a firefight, but I know exactly what these guys feel when they hear a brother say ‘I got … Continue reading

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Cascade Vacant

The video is a simulation of the A Side only for a vacant house on a narrow residential street. Time is 1930 hours on a hot summer night the exposure on the B side is an occupied Three Family Apartment. … Continue reading

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Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics Videos from 2013 IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium

A special thanks to IAFF & Harold A. Schaitberger General President for posting these excellent class videos from 2013 IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium on the Occupational Health & Hazards of the Fire Service. Fire Behavior and Tactical Considerations class: … Continue reading

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Building Are Disposable – Firefighters Are Not! part 4

Nick wants to talk to you about buildings are disposable and firefighters are not. Nick understands the job of a firefighter involves risk but he also realizes how valuable the firefighter is to their families and is in many cases … Continue reading

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Recently Released Fire Behavior Videos

A special thanks Dan Madrzykowski &  Keegan Tozaki for releasing these on their YouTube pages.   Also be sure and check out all the amazing things that Dan Madrzykowski and all the folks at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … Continue reading

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What does culture mean to you?

We hear the word more and more these days, in fact I discuss it quite frequently as an Everyone Goes Home Program Advocate. But do we really know what culture is? You could easily look it up online or in … Continue reading

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Building Are Disposable – Firefighters Are Not! part 3

What most courses do not teach is that fire behavior is not always predictable. The science of fire behavior is bring rediscovered by our brothers and sisters at NIST and UL. What they are to tell us is that fire … Continue reading

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Vehicle fire extinguished with CAFS

Firefighters are an interesting bunch, to say the least. It always is interesting how we debate the topics. This platform is just that. A means to have serious, honest discussion and go point for point, pro for con. Many out … Continue reading

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One problem, multiple solutions.

We must learn from the mistakes of others as some do not come with a second chance. Fire Training Toolbox is NOT about pointing fault but finding solutions. If an event occurs many are quick to point blame and judgement … Continue reading

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