Those who don’t learn from the past…..

Photo From Niosh Volunteer Fire Fighter Caught in a Rapid Fire Event During Unprotected Search, Dies After Facepiece Lens Melts – Maryland   Executive Summary On January 19, 2011, at approximately 1855 hours, a 43-year-old volunteer fire fighter died after being caught in a rapid fire progression. The victim and another fire fighter were conducting […]

Preparing for Fire!

Units respond to the reported structure fire…hang on a second, I’m not ready! How many of us have had this exact thought? I would venture to say that at one point or another each of us has not been completely prepared for the next run. Often we make mistakes that can affect us on our […]

Hoarder Fire in Ohio

Firefighters Have Trouble Fighting Fire at Hoarder’s Home Local 12  Firefighters faced a difficult time as they try to save a Clifton home from the flames. The fire started on Bishop Street off Martin Luther King around 4 p.m. Wednesday.Local 12 News Reporter Angela Ingram says firefighters said they couldn’t even find the staircase to […]

Missing the Fire Behavior Lab

Hoarder Fires

Hoarder Fires Over the past few weeks there have been more tragic cases of fires in Hoarding conditions, fires that produced fatalities.  These horrific cases should drive home the need for us to train our firefighters how to handle these problems.  Here are two recent cases: San Francisco Hoarding Fire: Link Here: San Francisco Denver Area Fire with […]

I’m Salty and I know it!

Had to re-post from How many of us have firefighters like this in our stations.

Rehab, Rebuild, and Re-Energize!

Good afternoon from the, soon to be, back in the jumpseat views.  After receiving the best news from my orthopedic doctor today I stopped by the fire house to see how things were going.  Guess what, they are the same.  Same firefighters, same calls, and same training going on.  It’s amazing that I am a […]

Piedmont West Virginia

Found this one on  Had to re-post this WV fire.  Giving some love to my Home State!

Why do you fight fires?

Good afternoon from the injured reserve, wish it was the jumpseat.  As I continue treating and resting my torn up shoulder I have pondered the “meaning of my firefighting life.”  Having all this time to think might not be such a good thing and once the kids head back to school it should be really productive.  […]

Car fire with Explosion

Car Fire with Explosion Found this video posted on  It’s another car fire video that really hammers home why we should be #jumpseatready at all times.  As the engine arrives  something in the car explodes.  Imagine if this happened when you were near it and didn’t have ALL your PPE on correctly. Every fire is […]

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