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Extending Your Air

SCBA training with Ric Jorge     Fire Engineering Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a survivability technique in which a firefighter can control his or her breathing and manipulate the bottle to extend their air under Mayday circumstances.  

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Standpipes 101, Part 4: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Often oversimplified but in fact very complex     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The first three parts to this series dealt mostly with issues for attack crews. However, standpipe systems are not just complicated on the attack end. ...

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Securing a Room of Refuge

What happens if the apartment is too far from the stairwell?     By Mark van der Feyst| Fire Engineering Seconds count on the fireground when it comes to saving lives. This is what the fire service always strives to ...

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Pressurization Technique for Clearing Smoke

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Fire Engineering Bill Gustin and members of the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Hazmat Bureau share a technique to clear smoke from an area using a pressurization concept derived from confined space ventilation ...

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Hallway Hose Stretch

Minimize your exposure to the flow path     Fire Engineering Lieutenant Ray McCormack of the Fire Department of New York discusses a method for stretching out a hoseline from a standpipe to minimize firefighters’ exposure to the flow path ...

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Bailout from a High-Rise Building

Training on how to reach a lower floor     Fire Engineering Dan DiRenzo and crew demonstrate how a firefighter can deploy a personal-escape system to escape from an untenable situation in a high-rise building and reach a lower floor. ...

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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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