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Basement Bars

Chief Hurshel Shank from the Gettysburg Fire Department submitted this interesting basement while at an automatic fire alarm of a single family dwelling. The only other exits that were noted were your typical smaller high basement windows. To exit this basement, one would have to open the sliding glass door, walk into the window well and climb the ladder to […]

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Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:32:24 GMT



Apartment Bars

Throwback Thursday post: Original posting date June 2nd, 2011. Jerry Smith from Baltimore City (MD) Truck 15 sent in these photos of some easily to defeat window bars. Jerry and the crew of Truck 15 A Shift were out performing some building inspections and found these bars on a local apartment building. Taking the time […]

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Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:25:15 GMT



Strap Storage

Throwback Thursday post: Original posting date December 27th, 2017. Maekin Healy from Santa Clara (CA) Fire Department sent in a way to store ratchet straps for easy deployment. Here is a simple tweak to help avoid multiple twists in your Auto Extrication straps during deployment. During storage, attach the hooks to the trigger. Next, simply […]

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Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:18:17 GMT



No Overhead Obstructions

Throwback Thursday post: Original posting date January 3rd, 2008. Here’s another of example of something you would not normally expect to see. This building has power lines running the entire length of the C side of the structure. Not only do the lines run across the back, but look closely at the second picture. The […]

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Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:16:20 GMT



Another Reason Why We Search

This video is from The Today Show released about five years ago and proves once again why we need to aggressively search a residential structure!

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:42:27 GMT



Residential Roof Over

Throwback Thursday post: Original posting date June 8th, 2009. Assistant Chief David Wolf from Cayuga Heights (NY) Fire Department sent in these photos of a friend’s house in Houston. The initial view from the scuttle opening makes it look like any other attic set-up we would expect to find, however that wouldn’t make for a […]

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Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:14:02 GMT



Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Firefighter Plunkett submitted a neat idea on a Fire Department version of take a penny, leave a penny often found at convenience stores. Having wooden chocks and helmet bands at the ready as crews need them, of course replacing them as they are used.

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Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:03:45 GMT



USAR Training Boards

Maekin Healy from Santa Clara (CA) Fire Department submitted this great use of materials, with original credit going to the USAR crews from San Jose Fire Department. He stated having significant turnover in recent years; with so many rookie firefighters diving into the Truck & Rescue company niches, they’ve found these props to be very […]

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Posted on Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:54:08 GMT



Cover that Bowstring

Throwback Thursday post: Original posting date June 29th, 2007. Firefighter Scott Lyons from FDNY Tower Ladder 79 sent in these photos of another deceptive building feature. It’s the infamous parapet wall hiding a bowstring truss roof. It’s important to remind yourself when reading a structure that certain occupancies are more prone to using bowstring truss […]

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Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018 10:00:41 GMT



Charlie Side Problem

Sean Parker submitted these photos of what Leesburg (FL) Engine Company 62 found. These doors were found behind a business while out in their first due. It looks to be a heavy steel door with collar protected dead bolts, set into concrete block wall. What are the possible, if any, forcible entry challenges? What would […]

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Posted on Wed, 02 May 2018 18:02:19 GMT



 

 
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