Adjusting Your Fire Suppression Tactics Based on Modern Research

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Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, SC research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City […]

Fire Engineering Talk Radio – Fire and Training

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      Fire and Training With Douglas Cline   November 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST on Fire and Training your host Doug Cline will be joined by Captain Bob Carpenter of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.  This month’s show will focus in on training.  You will want to join in, as during this show, […]

Fire and Training

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Check out the inaugural show of Fire and training on Fire Engineering Talk radio. Chris naum of Buildings on Fire joins the discussion on Company Officers the True Trainers of the fire Service. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio/2013/10/09/episode-630-fire-training-with-doug-cline

The First-Due and The Building.

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

The Company Officer: Ready for the Next Run?

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If you don’t understand the building, the occupancy risk and align tactics with the fire dynamics and compartment, then you’re not doing your job.

Predictability of Performance of the Building

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Taking it to the Streets The dynamics and time compression of the first-due with varied concurrent tactical assignments demands a well trained and coordinated assignment. The fire compartment, it’s rate of growth and degree of extension, the building’s structural system, resiliency, structural integrity and occupancy risk must be recognized in a timely manner and processed […]

ATTITUDE – Difference between Success and Failure

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History’s greatest achievements have been made by individuals who excelled only slightly over the masses of other individuals in their respective fields.  I am reminded of this when you look at athletes.  Most have significant levels of talent.  The same is true for the fire service.  Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities […]

Attitude is Everything

It is great to be back after a fairly lengthy hiatus due to the need to focus on the organization I serve Horry County Fire Rescue. Since coming to Horry County Fire Rescue I have had the opportunity to serve with a very dedicated caring group of people who have to overcome a lot of […]

Taking it to the Streets: Vacant, unoccupied, abandoned

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If you don’t know and understand the building, how can you identify and select appropriate strategies and tactics?

The First-Due and Buildings on fire

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Arriving companies and personnel at a structure fire must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building,

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