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Seat Belt and Radio Strap Video

We had an incredible response to the post on wearing your seat belt and donning your SCBA that Instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder has shared a video showing not only wearing your seat belt, but also wearing your radio protected under your turn out coat in a strap. Share and use at your departments!…

Opportunities for Training:Not Just on the Drill Ground

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures...Show More Summary

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to considerShow More Summary

Punctured Gas Main Ka-Booms – Many Injured – Buildings down (Videos)

The company Gascade announced that workers had attempted to dig down to a buried line near apartment blocks

Looking Back

Close fitting collar and elastic inner sleeve keep out sparks and water

Morning Lineup – October 23

.... another city trying to balance their budget on the backs of their firefighters and police officers.

Fugitive Batt. Chief Update – Pleads “Not Guilty”

Fleming has been held without bail since his capture in May after he hid out under dense foliage in south Sacramento County for 16 days following Douglas’ slaying.

Simple Basement Escape Technique

Don't forget the simple things; what's in your pockets? Don't forget also to use the "stuff" in the basement to climb on to escape too. Keep it simple! Basement Escape Video

Ka-Booms Here and There

A liquid used in connection with smoking hookah ignited, and some sort of explosion happened

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to considerShow More Summary

From The Engineer’s Desk

A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five.

North Patchogues Annual Haunted House Hosts Dr. DEKAY

This years Haunted House will start in October. With this years theme being " MEDICAL DOCTOR ". It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11am. Tickets will now be $10.00 per person. For more information...Show More Summary

Another Stolen Ambulance

The patient later returned to the vehicle and entered the driver’s seat before the paramedics were able to lock the doors. The paramedics then exited the ambulance and the man drove away.

fire apparatus back up camera information

I am wondering if anyone has or uses back up camera's on their apparatus? If so, what info do you have about them or would recommend? Doing some research for my department.

Morning Lineup – October 20

Unfortunately they practiced packing to the extent that you can't get the things out without ripping them to useless shreds.

Sunday Matinee

Cartoon; Short Subject - Alpine Rescue Team; Feature - Adam-12 episode

Jealous Brother Torches Sibling’s Home

A PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, MAN TRAVELED UP to Haddam, Massachusetts, where he proceded to burn down his own brother's house early Thursday morning.

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