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Auto Shop Fire

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It’s 10AM when the tones drop for an occupied commercial structure fire (auto shop). While responding dispatch reports that two workers are still missing. You are the first due engine with the second approx 6 minutes behind. There is a hydrant on the way in at approx 250ft. You arrive on scene to find this. […]

Solar Panel Tactics

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The question today is a submission from Lt. Mihir Patel from upstate NY. His response area is seeing an influx in solar panels. How does a truck company work to vent a roof with them on? Different tactics for different panel types? Roof ladder placement? Panels they have experienced contained a complex metal frame system. […]

Police Involved Wreck…..

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You are riding on your assigned rig today enroute to an MVC on the expressway, you are quickly diverted to a semi vs PD vehicle. Reports state that one officer is heavily trapped and semi-responsive. What are your actions? Need some detail (lifting points, areas to cut etc.) in the operations as “lift the truck” […]

To Bypass a Hydrant or Not?

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As the first due engine are you bypassing the hydrant for rescue?

Methodical Approach to Extrications?

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Do you feel as though you are trained for quick and a methodical approach to entrapment MVC’s?

Truckie Time

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While returning from a previous run, a fire is dispatched a block from your location. You are the officer on the TILLER today. Dispatch relays that its a multi family residence and you will be first due. You are riding 4 man and the next due unit (engine) is 6 1/2 minutes out. Fire building […]

Going or Not?

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Crew is met by a frantic man who states his wife is in the room shown!

Smoke Showing….

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Dispatched to working fire with multiple callers. As you are responding you see smoke showing and relay it to incoming units. This is what you have at arrival. You notice the garage door is open but no one is outside. Your the first due engine with a hydrant 800 ft from the home. Happy Friday…

Boat Fire!

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You are dispatched to a occupied boat fire at a nearby marina. The boat is 200 feet from the road and there is no FDC (fire dept connection). Caller states her mother and father are still on the boat. What are your actions…..

What’s Your Plan?

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Dispatched 2nd due to working fire at approx. 630PM. During response you have smoke showing and recieve reports that the home is possibly occupied. Hydrant is 800ft from the structure. 1st due Engine advised they are making a push with an 1 3/4 to the second floor. At your arrival you have no assignment from […]

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