The lesson here is to utilize this video locally in your department to discuss your actions and how you would respond if you were first on scene. Maybe if given the same incident, you might be able to decrease the loss.Read More »
While there are no prizes for being named a top calendar here on Fire Critic, there are bragging rights...and ultimately the purpose of this post is to help sell more calendars which will help out more charities.Read More »
Admit it, rarely is there a 360 walk around done at fires. At least not the fires I have been to...both of them. ha. Sure, a lot of times we are afforded the view of 3 or 4 sides just on the approach.Read More »
Short clip of our arrival at a working dwelling fire in the city. We arrived on scene with 4 on the Tower as well as having Engine 561 right behind us. We immediately pulled a line off the truck to save an exposure on the delta side of the structure while Engine 561 stretched multiple lines to the bravo and charlie sides. (For those armchair QB's who are no doubt gonna talk about the water flow, the line was stretched instantly to save the exposure with the tank water and after 5" was connected then we drowned it and got adequate pressure on the line). No units went to the alpha side initially due to live wires being down and arching. In all the box went to 3 alarms (on scene and transfers).Read More »
When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out of hospital cardiac arrest provided high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Unfortunately, the resuscitation of a downed firefighter presents a special concern: they're in full turn out gear with an SCBA!Read More »
The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) presented more than $260,000 worth of new equipment today to the dedicated men and women of the Detroit Fire Department.Read More »
Best of the Rest – Helmet Giveaway, VB Union Pushes for Better Pay, Broke Cookie Cutter, Mutual Aid, Invincible?, and Much More!
Best of the Rest - Helmet Giveaway, VB Union Pushes for Better Pay, Broke Cookie Cutter, Mutual Aid, Invincible?, and Much More!Read More »
We have Chicago Fire...and recently Chicago PD began. Now we have a comedy based on Chicago EMS from Directors Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. I must admit, the show looks promising for some humor.Read More »
Best of the Rest – Difficult Topics, KZOO, Mutual Aid To Detroit, Is EMS a Vital Service?, Know Yourself, and Much More!
I'm Headed to KZOO, We're Coming For You, Facing Suicide, The Discussion Every Shift Must Have, Mutual Aid to Detroit, Is EMS Vital?, Surviving Survival, Combat Ready Drivers, Know Yourself, Firehouse Shot in Cleveland, Tabernacle Apparatus Wreck, and FTD ShirtRead More »
The Department was dispatched to Sixth ave on a reported fire in the basement. Upon arrival fire was visible from the basement of a 2.5 story OMD and a 2nd alarm was transmitted.Read More »