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...]

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WIND DRIVEN FIRE VIDEO FROM BUFFALO

Raw video of Buffalo Fire Department working a pretty intense fire during some windy conditions today. Video posted by Michael Norman. Here is his description of the scene: “A house fire that took place on Crestwood that was quite intense. I work in the building that backs up to … [Read more...]

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DAMAGED DENVER FD PPE DISPLAYED

Post courtesy of 5280Fire.com Damaged Firefighter PPE Displayed March 22, 2016 – Denver Fire Department Assistant Chief CJ Haberkorn and Public Information Officer Melissa Taylor provided a presentation to local media on Tuesday with details from the Grant Street … [Read more...]