Tag Archives: firefighting

House Fire!

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First in on a possible house fire. All dispatch advised was caller was the neighbor. Next due Engine 6 minutes out and the hydrant is 700ft away. You are responding on “your” apparatus…What are your actions.

Screen Print Shop…

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Time for a little commercial action. Smoke showing from a “screenprinting” shop. Apartments above up to floor 8. Time is 530 PM. You are first on scene (responding on “your” apparatus type) of this working fire. No idea on occupancy numbers above the fire. What are your actions and why???  


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Telephone contact lost….What are your actions and why?

Apartment Fire!

What are your actions and the assignments for incoming units?


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On “vacation” in Tenn, but that doesn’t mean the scenarios stop. You are dispatched to a working fire that is reported “vacant” prior to your arrival. You arrive as the first due engine with the nearest hydrant over 2 miles away. Nearest engine is 10 minutes away. What you see is what you get…..What are […]

Behind the 8 ball….

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You are a little behind the 8 ball on this one. You are responding to an adjoining fire zone. (1st due units are tied up on another call) Multiple callers on an apartment fire. You are on the first due engine and will be responding with the truck company from your station. Next due engine […]

Multi-Family Dwelling!

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On today’s scenario you are dispatched to a working fire in a multi-family occupancy. Hydrant is at the entrance (250ft) and your next in engine and truck company are 4 minutes out. No further information was provided….It’s your time….What’s your actions.

Schmitz Mittz Rescue & Extrication Glove Review

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Lt. Frazier from Tactical Advantage Training LLC & First Due Questions covers the Rescue and Extrication Glove from SchmitzMittz. In the video the specs are covered and a impact, heat and cut test are done. Check out SchmitzMittz.com and check us out on Facebook.

RIT/FAST Team on the Initial Alarm?

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Here is a question everyone can chime in on. How many companies include a RIT/FAST Team on the initial/first alarm? Whats the justification not to have a dedicated unit responding? Also are you a supporter of RIT/FAST teams or not….Let’s hear it. Thanks to Daniel Hogan for todays question!


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Returning from a false alarm in your second due, you see smoke showing a couple blocks over. You go to investigate, (Engine staffed w/4) as you turn onto the block the tones drop for a working fire. You pull up and find this. Hydrant is less than 60 ft across the street. Your truck company […]

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