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Water Supply – Give Yourself Permission | fdoperationalexcellence

Water Supply – Give Yourself Permission | fdoperationalexcellence

In the first years of my fire service career I was all for using what I thought was “Common Sense” when approaching water supply. An example would be not laying in to a scene with “nothing showing” or being okay with using tank water to handle a kitchen fire or one confined to room and contents.

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Inspiration: The 10 Leadership Principles from Dick Winters

Inspiration: The 10 Leadership Principles from Dick Winters

From “Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters” (commander and leader of WWII 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division)

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It’s More Than Just a Seat

It’s More Than Just a Seat

Just like any other position on the fire apparatus, responsibility and owning your position play a major part in the outcome of the incident or training scenario. We are seeing more and more younger fireman being promoted to the front seat rider as well as young volunteers being forced to tide shotgun due to low manpower....

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4 Steps To Simple Saw Maintenance

4 Steps To Simple Saw Maintenance

Maintaining our equipment so it performs safely and effectively as well as reliably is one our most important jobs. There is simply no excuse for taking a saw off the rig when needed and discovering that you cannot get it started or that the blade needed to be replaced from previous use and was not

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Video: Car Crashes Into High Point Business

Video: Car Crashes Into High Point Business

A car crashed into a High Point business on Thursday afternoon.The vehicle went through a window at Thrift-N-Antique, located at 200 Eastchester Drive.

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A Story of Survival with Kansas City Fire Captain Charley Cashen

A Story of Survival with Kansas City Fire Captain Charley Cashen

Captain Charley Cashen shares his story of survival. Charley was caught in a rapidly changing fire while searching for a victim in the basement of a home in January 2015. Captain Cashen, a 30 year fire service veteran shares his experience, and lessons learned from this incident.    

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Dive Team Members Spend The Afternoon At Oak Hollow Lake

Dive Team Members Spend The Afternoon At Oak Hollow Lake

Units were dispatched to Oak Hollow Lake Saturday afternoon for a vehicle in the lake. Crews found a submerged truck at the marina. Divers entered the water to assist in removing it from the lake. Engines: 5, 7 Rescue: 1 BC: 1 [Show as slideshow] ...

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Photos and Video: Man Found Dead In House Fire

Photos and Video: Man Found Dead In House Fire

Firefighters found a man dead in his home Tuesday morning after they responded to reports of a house engulfed in flames.Iris Cole woke up to her brother screaming that a house was on fire. At first she thought it was her house, but realized it was the house across the street.About 6 a.m., Cole called 911. Her brother...

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‘He Was My Hero’

‘He Was My Hero’

Melanie Harless stood by the painted ghost bike memorializing her husband Todd Martinez in the spot where he lost his life.

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Photos: Driver With Warrants Causes Crash

Photos: Driver With Warrants Causes Crash

As medics loaded two men on stretchers into an ambulance, police loaded another man into a patrol car in handcuffs Friday. A Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy saw him crash his car into a Jeep and then leave the scene.

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NC Fire News

House Fire Displaces Man in Midway

House Fire Displaces Man in Midway

One person has been displaced

Midway Fire & Rescue

 


One Year Later: Lessons Learned From Elm Street Fire

This Friday marks one year since an auto shop fire injured four Greensboro firefighters


Photos: Greensboro Firefighters Rescue Person From House Fire

 Firefighters in Greensboro are investigating a house fire


Wednesday Morning Fire Damages Fayetteville Home

Firefighters were called to a burning Fayetteville home


Video: Firefighters Battle House Fire At The Crossings Golf Course In Durham

Firefighters battled a massive house fire


Photos: Early Morning Fire Guts Old Dock Elementary School in Columbus County

Fire gutted the main building at Old Dock Elementary School


Video: Criminal Investigation Underway For Fatal House Fire In Wilmington

Investigators believe a fatal house fire


Photos: Firefighter Injured When Fire Truck Overturns in South Charlotte

Fire truck crash in south Charlotte.

 


Video: Three Adults, Five Children Displaced By House Fire

Video: Three Adults, Five Children Displaced By House Fire

Three adults and five children were displaced after an early morning electrical fire


Video: Fire At Hickory Hosiery Mill Was Arson

 The fire at the Hickory hosiery mill was set on purpose.


Video: Firefighters Rescue Man From Burning Home In Greensboro

Video: Firefighters Rescue Man From Burning Home In Greensboro

 A man was pulled to safety by firefighters


Video: Bed Bug Infestation at Winston-Salem Fire Station

Video: Bed Bug Infestation at Winston-Salem Fire Station

 Firefighters at Winston-Salem’s Fire Station 14


Crews Battle Duplex Fire in Greensboro

Crews Battle Duplex Fire in Greensboro

Smoke seen billowing above Greensboro


Video:Firefighters Battle Second-Alarm Fire At Kellogg’s Plant

The Charlotte Fire Investigative Task Force


Video: Firefighters Battle House Fire in Cornelius

One house was destroyed, but no one was inside

 


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US Fire News

Video: Fire Engulfs Abandoned Philadelphia Store

Video: Fire Engulfs Abandoned Philadelphia Store

 Firefighters were on the scene of a three alarm fire  FOX 29 News Philadelphia...


Photos: Fire Raging Out-Of-Control In Edgewater, New Jersey

Photos: Fire Raging Out-Of-Control In Edgewater, New Jersey

The fire broke out inside the Avalon apartment complex 


Video: Bel Air Paramedic Killed By Utility Truck While Trying To Reach Injured Person

Video: Bel Air Paramedic Killed By Utility Truck While Trying To Reach Injured Person

A Harford County volunteer firefighter was killed


$500K Gift To Fire Dept. Closes Firm’s Chap. 9 Role

$500K Gift To Fire Dept. Closes Firm’s Chap. 9 Role

A global law firm that billed Detroit taxpayers millions 


Video:10 Killed In 4 Separate Fires in SC

Video:10 Killed In 4 Separate Fires in SC

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating 


Video: Boston Firefighters Injured in Four-Alarm Blaze

Video: Boston Firefighters Injured in Four-Alarm Blaze

 Boston and Brookline fire departments responded to a four-alarm fire   


Video: Maine Apartment Fire Claims Sixth Victim

Video: Maine Apartment Fire Claims Sixth Victim

Firefighters work to douse a fire


Audio/Video: Detroit Firefighter Falls from Tower Ladder

Audio/Video: Detroit Firefighter Falls from Tower Ladder

 A Detroit firefighter is in stable condition


Video: Three Buffalo, N.Y. Firefighters, Cop Hurt in Suspicious Fire

Video: Three Buffalo, N.Y. Firefighters, Cop Hurt in Suspicious Fire

Three firefighters and a police officer were injured 


Oakland Rope Rescue

Oakland Rope Rescue

Two window washers had to be rescued


Man Rescued from Fire in Everett, Wa

Man Rescued from Fire in Everett, Wa

Everett firefighters were dispatched


Video: Welding Causes Los Angeles Pier Fire

Video: Welding Causes Los Angeles Pier Fire

A spark from a welder’s torch


Video: 4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Video: 4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

 Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured


40% Of DC’s Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection

40% Of DC’s Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection

Forty percent of the ladder trucks in the District of Columbia have been taken out...


San Diego Should Hire More Firefighters

San Diego Should Hire More Firefighters

San Diego should hire more firefighters


Video: Fort Lauderdale’s Firehouse 2 Ranked Busiest

Video: Fort Lauderdale’s Firehouse 2 Ranked Busiest

“No one runs as many calls as we do,”  


Video: Fire Truck Falls Into Hole

Video: Fire Truck Falls Into Hole

Officials with the Summersville VFD


New York’s Bravest Rescue 3 Kids Trapped In Blaze

New York’s Bravest Rescue 3 Kids Trapped In Blaze

Firefighters rescued three children Tuesday  


Video: Arson Investigators Looking Into S. 4th Street Bar Fire

Video: Arson Investigators Looking Into S. 4th Street Bar Fire

Arson investigators are looking into who and what caused a  fire      


Photos: Seattle Home Damaged In Suspicious Fire

Photos: Seattle Home Damaged In Suspicious Fire

A home in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle


Video: Cause Determined in Brooklyn Fire That Claimed FDNY Officer

Video: Cause Determined in Brooklyn Fire That Claimed FDNY Officer

FDNY Lt. killed in high rise fire


Fort Worth Firefighter Hurt in Ceiling Collapse

Fort Worth Firefighter Hurt in Ceiling Collapse

A Mayday was called early Friday morning  


Video: Retired Fire Chief Named FDNY Commissioner

Video: Retired Fire Chief Named FDNY Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Daniel Nigro Friday       


Video: Memphis Firefighters Caught in Collapse

Video: Memphis Firefighters Caught in Collapse

Officials say four Memphis firefighters were rescued from a burning building


Video: Firefighters Fight Flames On Jasper Street

Video: Firefighters Fight Flames On Jasper Street

Firefighters attacked the flames through the front door  


Firefighter Hurt At South Side Fire

Firefighter Hurt At South Side Fire

A Chicago firefighter was hospitalized    


Video: 5-Alarm Construction Project Fire Causes Building Collapse

Video: 5-Alarm Construction Project Fire Causes Building Collapse

An apartment complex under construction


Video: Buffalo Firefighters Make Valiant Rescue Attempt

Video: Buffalo Firefighters Make Valiant Rescue Attempt

Just before 7 a.m. Sunday firefighters arrived on the scene


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