Tag Archives: Firefighter

Volunteerism

Volunteerism is down across the entire United States. This is not really news to any fire department that relies on volunteers. An article out of eastern Kentucky, states the woes of the region. You can read the article here. Yes, … Continue reading

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PPV Part 2

http://blip.tv/play/gf9a1uY1Ag Here is a video with interviews of the people involved in the Arizona training fire flashover. Have a look and come back. A friend of mine on Facebook posted the first video with the notion that PPV is extremely dangerous and … Continue reading

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Positive Pressure Ventilation

http://blip.tv/play/gf9ayoMpAg November 19, 2004. Cottonwood, Arizona. A training fire goes wrong when forced air ventilation is applied to the structure during suppression activities. Video from The Bravest Online. Click on the link above and watch the video. We do not … Continue reading

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NFPA 1403 Live fire training

This video is posted on The Bravest Online youtube account. There are many things wrong with this idea of training firefighters. First I will critique the video and then provide the references and data. The video opens with a firefighter running … Continue reading

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Fire Department to charge for services

A fire department in Metro Louisville’s Suburban Fire District will begin billing their residents for services rendered. Links to the news stories are below. Lyndon Fire Department to begin billing for services from WLKY.com Lyndon Fire Department to Charge Fees  from WDRB … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation Part 2

Can you regulate what people do on their off days? I know that many private service ambulance companies have non competition agreements, stating that you cannot work for competing services at the same time. I work three jobs. No that’s … Continue reading

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Life Less Ordinary 2

This part two of the story. Please go read part one here if you have not already One September Morning in 2001, this all changed.  My shift didn’t start until 13:00. I was still asleep. My wife called, said I … Continue reading

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