On June 18th, 2017, Stockton Firefighters responded to back to back working commercial structure fires. These fires occurred during a week long, triple digit heat wave. Stockton Firefighters worked quickly to contain the first blaze with minimal damages to a charitable organization. The second fire was out of control upon arrival, and a complete loss after extinguishment.Read More »
Why I Walked Away…and Why I am Coming Back!
I have now gotten to a point that I am ready to re-invest some of my time back into this site and all it has to offer. Why though? Well simply because of the investment and I have made in the past and the enjoyment I get out of it.Read More »
Helmet Camera Study Improves Life-Saving Decisions in the Fire Service
Cameras fitted on firefighters’ helmets have helped improve commanders’ decisions during emergencies.Read More »
MSA’s G1 iTIC Gives Fire Departments the Opportunity to Cost-effectively Equip Every Firefighter With Thermal Imaging Technology
We got to hang out with MSA today. Check out The Fire Critic Facebook page for more coverage. However, their iTIC continues to amaze me! You have to check out this awesome pack and technology!!!! MSA’s G1 iTIC Gives Fire ...Read More »
FDIC 2017 Schedule – Check out MSA G1 & Black Diamond X2 Boots!
Willie, Andrew, Jared, and I will be in town on Wednesday for FDIC. We will be at the MSA booth, the Black Diamond Boots Booth, and the MSA party and NFFF SDRR to name a few events! See you there!Read More »
Helmet Cam Video: Pearl Street Apartment Fire in Oakland, CA
This morning, just after 5am, Oakland Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Pearl Street. Upon arrival, crews found a working fire with people trapped. Engine 1, Engine, 15, Engine 10, Truck 4 and Battalion 2 were initially dispatched. Command requested an additional engine and truck when rescues were confirmed. E5 and Truck 1 responded as the additional units.Read More »
Video: Transitional Attack in Stockton, CA
On March 4th, 2017, Stockton Firefighters responded to a 2nd Alarm Structure Fire in the 0 block of West Acacia. Fire Crews arrived on scene to heavy smoke from the second story of a two story, multi-family home. Firefighters encountered reinforced doors, slowing forcible entry and delaying fire attack.Read More »
Video: Massive Apartment Fire in Overland Park, KS Burns 22 Homes
Yesterday, Overland Park, KS experienced an 8 alarm fire that I'm certain tasked all firefighters in the area. What began as a massive fire at an apartment complex under construction ended with expanding to 22 houses on fire.Read More »
18 Years…What Would I Go Back and Tell My Rookie Self?
Here is a quick list of things that I might tell my rookie self to do during my career if I bumped into that guy on his first day. (Some of which I did and am happy for it).Read More »
Video: A Quick and Important Message about Mentoring
A quick and important talk about mentoring from Mark VonAppen.Read More »