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Has Your Department Considered Using a Drone for Recon?

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I have not seen too many fire departments that have embraced the use of drones...which makes sense. I don't know of too many departments that have a bunch of firefighters with nothing to do on the fireground. This video is a great example of using a drone to find a fire. Even though this was not a FD drone, you can see the possibilities. Check it out. Does your department use drones?

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Video: Family Dollar Burns in Detroit

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Companies were dispatched to a reported fire in a Family Dollar Store at McNichols and Joseph Campau Street in Detroit. Chief 8 arrived and found smoke coming from the occupied commercial building, and requested two additional companies for RIT and manpower. Early on the chief ordered that no companies to enter the building or go on the roof due to the construction of the building and the large HVAC units on the roof.

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Helmet Cam: House Fire in San Bernardino, CA

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Structure Fire Oxford Ave, #Hesperia. BC138, ME302, ME301, MA301, MT304, ME314, ME40, BP40, I165 #Local935 #Firefighters with #SBCoFD Personnel performed a safe and aggressive attack on a single story residence. Crews were met with a fully involved garage extending in the main residence. Initial on scene resources dealt with multiple explosions from two 5 gallon propane tanks on the rear patio and an electrical service drop that was immediately secured by Southern California Edison after it fell from the residence.

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The 5 Year Anniversary of…And I Completely Missed it

This photo is from FDIC 2012. These ladies were in town for a breast cancer benefit walk. I had a great conversation with them which led up to this photo!

I have been amazed at the amount of people I have gotten to meet. The men and women who make up America's Bravest and Firefighters across the World. I get to follow your stories, your trials and tribulations. Your successes and failures. I have gotten to stand in awe as you stand up strong against insurmountable odds after tragedy has struck. I thank you for letting me be a part of it all.

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Helmet Cam: Firefighters Battle House Fire in Vista, NY

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With the Vista FD's main engine, Engine 141, out of service, they are forced to respond with only a 2 man engine. The 2 firefighters on the engine began stretching 150' of 1 ¾ attack line. While they were stretching out the hose, the power lines from the house fell to ground making the stretch very difficult and making the firefighters dump the hose they had and begin to flake backwards towards the engine.

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