Combat Ready Fire Training ShowNov 25, 2023
Search Rope Operations - Firefighter Workflows and Lessons Learned from the Fireground
When should you deploy a SEARCH ROPE? What is it used for? What are the best techniques for utilizing it? 🪢🧐👨🏻🚒 We'll be talking about search rope operations, our equipment setup, and our workflows - including video and lessons learned from deployment on some real fires. Nick will be joined by Kevin Burges (Captain), Jake Richardson (Engineer) and Christian Lambis (Firefighter) from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Dept.
The Aggressive Truck Company - building culture from the bottom up 👨🏻🚒🚒
How do you build a #CombatReady culture in your company/department? 🤔👨🏻🚒 It starts with you, in whatever position or rank you are in. With me will be the members of SFD Ladder 1, B-Shift - and this will be a unique opportunity to hear from the captain, engineer, and firefighter perspectives.
We'll talk about their workflows, daily actions, fireground actions, and how their mindsets contribute to building an effective and cohesive company. Join Nick, Kevin Burges (Captain), Jake Richardson (Engineer) and Christian Lambis (Firefighter), from Salisbury Ladder 1 for some tactical truck company talk.
The “Firefighter’s Chief” and Why Good Command Matters at EVERY fire
On this podcast we’ll dive into why good command matters on EVERY fire. The thing is, not everyone understands this. Some people tend to think that command doesn't matter - at all, and some think it only matters on "the big one". You won't be surprised to hear that our take is that BOTH ARE WRONG. Nick Martin (Deputy Chief, Salisbury NC), Floyd Wise (Deputy Chief, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire), and Kevin Burges (Captain, Salisbury Ladder 1) take questions and discuss command practices and the mindset of a "firefighter's chief". 👨🏻🚒
Video of this Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzp6d9NQqI&t=907s
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What's your department's ventilation culture? 💨🔥
We'll be diving into ventilation practices and cultures. Nick will be joined by Captains Bill Cunningham and Chris Ford from the Columbia, SC Fire Department, to talk about how departments tend to ventilate very differently based on the truck company culture.
Some departments are quick to cut the roof. Others avoid the roof but take the windows. Many do both. Some just place fans at the door. Some are fans of hydraulic ventilation, others are not.
After working in departments with significantly different ventilation cultures, it has been interesting to observe that the primary difference has been the truck company CULTURE more than the fires or buildings.
So, on this show we’ll be discussing the pro’s and con’s of these various ventilation tactics and how our departments operate. We'll talk about windows vs roofs vs fans - how our departments operate and why. Plus, we'll get into some of the often overlooked science behind ventilation and how it impacts the effectiveness of these techniques.
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Video version of this topic: https://youtu.be/nsoVk5HmIq0
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First due, people trapped! 🔥
This month's dicsusion will center around fires in residential structures with reports of people trapped. We'll essential considerations and our thoughts on the inital operations of the first arriving engine, truck, and chief. We'll talk not only about what to do when you've got plenty of help, but what to do when it's JUST YOU...
Join Nick, Bill Cunningham (Capt, Columbia Ladder 14) and Frank Malta (Batt. Chief, Frederick County MD) for another great night of firemanship.
Vertical Ventilation - Decision-making, Tactics, & Equipment
This month's conversation focused on the outside truck company, particularly vertical ventilation. We talked about when and why we go to the roof, ventilation to improve conditions or to stop extension, roof tactics & considerations, and our preferences on setup of chainsaws and rotary saws.
On this show: 👨🏻🚒
- Nick Martin
- Drew Evans - DCFD Truck 16
- Chris Ford - CFD Ladder 7
- Blake Cartee - CFD Ladder 7
Grab the beverage of your choice and tune in for another night of firemanship.
Implementing the Combat Ready Mentality 👨🏻🚒
The most frequent question we get surrounds - "how do I do that in my department", "what about this guy" or similar.
We'll be talking about the factors that commonly make people resistant to change and resistant to being Combat Ready, the situations we've faced, how we've dealt with them, where we've met with success and where we haven't.
On the show will be Nick Martin, BC Floyd Wise (Harrisburg Bureau of FIre), Capt. Bill Cunningham (Columbia Fire), and BC Frank Malta (Frederick County Fire).
Fire's in multi-story MFD's - command & inside truck work 🏢🔥👨🏻🚒
Join Floyd Wise (battalion chief, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire) and I for a dynamic conversation on this challenging fire scenario.
We'll be talking about fires in residential buildings 3+ stories in height. Fires at these buildings often come with one or more reports of "people trapped". These people may be in imminent peril, or in no danger and frightened.
In this episode we'll discuss the search and victims at these buildings and tactical considerations for the command officers and truck companies, along with some engine work.
We'll also discuss command operations at these fires. What can we do to best set ourselves up for success in the control and organization of these dynamic scenes?
Grab your popcorn, beverage of choice, and/or throw it up on the firehouse TV. If you're not already a member of the group, be sure to join the "Combat Ready Firefighters" group on Facebook.
"Standby to copy!"
Live Q&A May 30 with BC Floyd Wise
This time we will have my friend and co-instrcutor, Floyd Wise. Floyd is a 20-year veteran of the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire in PA and is presently a battalion chief. We'll be talking about some commercial fire scenarios and tactics - but we'll also be doing live Q&A so we'll see where the conversation ends up!