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DEAR CHIEF SALKA

https://tinhelmet.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/dear-chief-salka/ Chief Salka, I recently watched a short television spot that starred you. The piece highlighted some concerns you have with the seemingly mindless adoption of “new” fire suppression techniques. I watched your … [Read more...]

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Fire Science vs. Reality

The irrational Great Debate with UL/NIST and Traditional Firefighting - https://station-pride.com/2016/05/17/fire-science-vs-reality/ A news story aired recently on Fox 6 News in Milwaukee last Sunday. (Watch it here) Trust me. You’ll want to see this. We all know there is an … [Read more...]

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SOLAR PANELS RISKY DURING FIRES

The weight of residential solar panels is equivalent to an extra layer of shingles. That may not sound like much, but firefighters say the extra weight could make your roof collapse much faster in a fire. That’s just one of the concerns first responders have about solar … [Read more...]

Photo 1: In order to control the door, a firefighter must: 1. use webbing to control an inward-swinging door; 2. determine the minimal amount of space the door needs to be open, and then place a foot against the door to avoid pinching the hoseline when pulling on the webbing; 3. keep a hand on the hoseline at all times to assist with the advancement or withdrawal of the line, and also to know when the interior team is flowing water. - See more at: http://www.cdnfirefighter.com/structural/understanding-the-impact-of-ventilation-20296#sthash.l1pNkxg2.dpuf

DOOR CONTROL BY IAN BOLTON

Original post found at: http://www.cdnfirefighter.com/structural/understanding-the-impact-of-ventilation-20296 We all know that the fire service is steeped in tradition. Many of these traditions are beneficial and provide us with culture and operational support and guidance. … [Read more...]