The Cleveland load (aka Metro load or Roundabout load) is handline load primarily used for high-rise applications from what I have found. Other applications would be when deploying a handline not pre-connected to the engine.Read More »
Training Video: Positional Assignments with Helmet Cam Footage From BoxAlarmTraining.com
Brother Matt Hinkle runs BoxAlarmTraining.com and is most recently using video, and sometimes helmet camera video within his videos to share training tips.Read More »
Video: A Look at the 6th Annual Lt. Brad Hutcherson Memorial Fire School
I missed the 6th Annual Lt. Brad Hutcherson Memorial Fire School by a couple of days. I was in Nashville just prior to the event this year, I just couldn't pull off being there for it.Read More »
Close Call Training Video: Firefighters Bail Out When Training Doesn’t go as Expected
PPA (Positive Pressure Attack) Drill doesn't quite go as expected in North Las Vegas. At least that is the jist of what I got out of the video title and radio traffic after the bailout.Read More »
The Best Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Haz Mat iPhone and Android Apps
Here you will find the names of most of the top Fire/EMS smart phone applications (Apps) as shared by the readers on the Fire Critic Facebook page. Most are found on either your iphone or Android marketplaces. All you have to do is use the terms below to search for them on your phone.Read More »
Forcible Entry Training Opportunity in Bedford, VA This Weekend!
For those in the Southwestern, VA region (or beyond) please consider attending this outstanding training opportunity being taught by two of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department's most seasoned and highly proficient instructors - Captain Dave Barlow and Lt Scott Kraut.Read More »
Best of the Rest – FDIC Stair Climb, Fire Videos, Bullies, FNG, Fitness, MN8, NFE, and Much More!
Best of the Rest - FDIC Stair Climb, Fire Videos, Bullies, FNG, Fitness, MN8, NFE, and Much More!Read More »
Video: Ungrateful Citizen Needs Education in Bridgeport, CT. Irrational Rant Posted on Youtube.
I admit that when I first watched this I wanted to get on here and let it fly. Then I thought about it a minute. Why stoop to his level. What this guy needs is an education. He doesn't understand what they are doing and he is ungrateful. He needs to be educated on what we do, what those guys were doing, and why they were doing it.Read More »
Best of the Rest – Learning to Crawl, Fingerprints, Chicago Fire, All My Rowdy Friends…and More
Best of the Rest - Learning to Crawl, Fingerprints, Fireground Flowthrough, Chicago Fire, All My Rowdy Friends, Terrifying Secrets About Riding in an Ambulance, Training, and much more!Read More »
Video: This is Why We Take an Axe For Roof Ventilation
This video of a house fire shows why we take an axe to ventilate the roof in case the saw quits. One firefighter is going to work with an axe, while the other it trying to get a saw going. Of course, we can't tell if the saw stalled on the roof or if the firefighter forgot to start it on the ground before making his way to the roof (recommended). Luckily, another firefighter brings a second saw to the roof to finish the cut.Read More »