Sunday, June 15, 2014

Firefighter Training Podcast - Firefighter Readiness, Body, Mind, and Spirit an interview with Andy Starnes

Andy Starnes is a career firefighter who grew up in and around fire stations following his dad around. He started as a young volunteer and now is a career Captain in North Carolina.

Andy brings a perspective on the balance needed between body, mind and spirit and shares that perspective with us today.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
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60 Second Safety - Public Transportation

This week the 60 Second Safety Message is about public transportation

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tactical Problem - House Fire with a victim

We are looking at a rather small house fire and while we are making the size up, things change rapidly.








1.) What impact does the live, and critically burned female have on your first due crews capabilities? How many personnel to treat her and be removed from firefighting duty?

2.) What would cause a young woman to stay inside the structure so long as to endanger her own life?

3.) Based upon your first due resources is a greater alarm warranted ?

4.) Based upon the size of the structure and information from this victim, how long do you think it will take to do the search? (in minutes)
Consider fire conditions.

5.) Based on the facts of a known burn victim, and probable other victims, do you think there has been a delay in alarm? What does a delayed alarm mean to the first due crew?

Pete Lamb
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Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable - What things have changed in your career?

Join us this week as the panel talks about the things that have changed in your career, and what impact it had on them, and the fire service.

Sunday evening, June 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM Eastern

Watch us live on YouTube, or on the events page.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Firefighter Training Podcast - What is the Fire Smoke Coalition and what does it do for us?

This week we talk with Robert Marschall from Hillsborough County Florida Fire and EMS about the treatment of smoke inhalation victims, and the importance of recognizing and treating cyanide exposure.

We also talk about the Fire Smoke Coalition and their educational efforts on behalf of fire and EMS responders.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

60 Second Safety - Food handling in the firehouse


This week 60 Second Safety goes into the fire station and talks about food preparation.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tactical Fire Problem - Firefighter Down Floor 2

This week we have a firefighter down on floor 2 of a wood frame apartment building.








1.) At your next training, activate a PASS device on floor 2 of a building and determine how difficult it might be to hear from the outside. Inside crews will hear it easily. How do you normally respond on your Fireground when a device operates?

2.) How will you make this rescue?

3.) What is a valid plan B or your second means of rescue?

4.) When was your last training drill using your RIT pack?

5.) Has your RIT training involved the rescue of a 3 person crew?

We all like to do complicated RIT training, but does our training match what is likely to happen in the field?

Think about it!


Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014