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How to get inside of Heavy Content!

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When faced with a building on fire officers must make tactical decisions in a matter of minutes. Beginning with the dispatch announcement until the first crew crosses the threshold of the building many factors must be accounted for. When faced with a home filled to capacity with numerous amounts of belongings firefighters must add one […]

Hoarder Fire Hands On Training.

Hoarder Fire Case Study

Good afternoon from the Chamber of Hoarders.  We would like to announce the launch of a case study on fires with Hoarding Conditions present.  You will find an attached document with a  questionnaire regarding any fires that you may have ran with hoarding conditions. Please join in and download this short review of Heavy Content Fires as […]

Hoarder Fires: Dealing with the Occupant’s

  From the studying of Compulsive Hoarding Disorder and the effects that it has on today’s first reponders one common problem keeps coming up.  Dealing with the occupants of these homes can prove to be a challenging problem if we are tasked to deal with an emergency y inside their Hoarded Environment.  Interaction with the […]

Box of Frustrations

Here is a video of the most demanding drill that this jumpseat rider has ever been through.  I’ll have more reflection on the box of frustrations soon!

Hoarder Fire: Size This Up!

  Today’s feature: Size this up and let’s hear some tactical solutions to this problem! You are dispatched to this address with confirmed reports of an occupant trapped! Identify, Adjust, and Attack!   Simulation Courtesy of Simushare 

Hoarder Fires Training Featured

New Firefighter Training – West Virginia’s Eyewitness News.   Ryan Pennington is a firefighter in Charleston and trains fellow firefighters on how to handle fires at hoarding house. Hoarding stories have become a sensation on television, but it’s anything but that for firefighters when tragedy strikes. The typical hoarding house creates several obstacles for the […]

Hoarder rescued

Story From CBCNEWS Great learning points in this story: Listen to the stories of how the occupant responded to the firefighters touching his belongings Size up the conditions.  Rate it (1-5) with a 5 being the worst! Great point calling for additional resources Consider what PPE should be used!   Prayers for the occupant and praise for […]

Free Webcast

 Free Webcast Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters Monday January 14, 2012 1300 EDT Sign up by sending email to: Ryan33@suddenlink.net Free Ebook Giveaway during Webcast

Hoarder’s Conditions in Mount Rainier House Fire

From Hyattsville Fire Departments website JANUARY 4 — At about 17:48, Engine and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 3400 block of Webster Street, Co. 55’s area. Engine 855 arrived on the scene of a two-story duplex with smoke showing from the top floor. Engine 801, responding as second due, […]

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