Assistant Chief Rob Fling and I discuss the importance of training, wearing your facepiece, the importance of wearing your SCBA correctly, cleaning your gear and taking care of your short term and long term health. This is a must listen regardless of rank.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
60 Second Safety – Decision Making
This week 60 Second Safety talks about Decision Making.
Tactical Fire Problem – Tire Recycling Plant
This week a very particular occupancy. Even if you do not have a facility like this, you should be able to work out a plan.
1.) What kind of heat release rate will you get from tires, compared to normal class A combustibles?
2.) In the absence of a suppression system, what is your plan of attack?
3.) What is the haz mat problem with the melting tires and burning petroleum liquid residue?
4.) What are the other potential hazards to firefighters operating interior?
5.) What are the interior exposure problems and how will you protect them?
Firefighter Training Podcast – The Fellowship of Christian Firefighters – An Interview with Craig Duck
This week we talk about the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters and interview the president and Missionary Craig Duck.
60 Second Safety – Gloves
This week 60 Second Safety Talks about Gloves.
Tactical Fire Problem – Moving Van
This week we look at a simple vehicle fire…….or is it? You decide, take a look here.
1.) How much initial attack line should be stretched? (Length and size)
2.) How many “rooms” of fire loading can you suspect?
3.) What is your overhaul plan?
4.) How many highway lanes should be blocked, or is standard single lane blocking enough?
5.) What does your highway emergency plan say about operating in heavy smoke on the highway?
Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable Myths, Cliches, Propaganda
The panel will take a look at their favorite firefighter phrases that might be a little more legend then fact or are often repeated phrases that might be not quite exactly as they are.
Submit your favorite one on the events page before the show or during the show, or watch us live on YOUTUBE and eave a youtube comment to participate in the show.
Firefighter Training Podcast – NFPA 1500 What Does it Mean for You and Your Department?
NFPA 1500 is the Standard on Occupational Health and Safety Programs for Firefighters. Today we look at what it means and what difference it could make for you or your department.
NFPA® 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program 2013 Edition
Chapter 1 Administration
1.5 Adoption Requirements
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.2 Official NFPA Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Fire Department Administration
4.1 Fire Department Organizational Statement
4.2 Risk Management Plan
4.3 Safety and Health Policy
4.4 Roles and Responsibilities
4.5 Occupational Safety and Health Committee
4.7 Appointment of the Health and Safety Officer
Chapter 5 Training, Education, and Professional Development
5.1 General Requirements
5.2 Member Qualifications
5.3 Training Requirements
5.4 Special Operations Training
5.5 Member Proficiency
Chapter 6 Fire Apparatus, Equipment, and Drivers/Operators
6.1 Fire Department Apparatus
6.2 Drivers/Operators of Fire Department Apparatus
6.3 Riding in Fire Apparatus
6.4 Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Fire Apparatus
6.5 Tools and Equipment
Chapter 7 Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
7.2 Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting
7.3 Protective Clothing for Proximity Fire-Fighting Operations
7.4 Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
7.5 Chemical-Protective Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations
7.6 Inspection, Maintenance, and Disposal of Chemical-Protective Clothing
7.7 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
7.8 Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations
7.9 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Surface Water Operations
7.10 Respiratory Protection Program
7.11 Breathing Air
7.12 Respiratory Protection Equipment
7.13 Fit Testing
7.14 Using Respiratory Protection
7.15 SCBA Cylinders
7.16 Personal Alert Safety System (PASS)
7.17 Life Safety Rope and System Components
7.18 Face and Eye Protection
7.19 Hearing Protection
7.20 New and Existing Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
Chapter 8 Emergency Operations
8.1 Incident Management
8.3 Risk Management During Emergency Operations
8.4 Personnel Accountability During Emergency Operations
8.5 Members Operating at Emergency Incidents
8.6 Hazard Control Zones
8.7 Traffic Incidents
8.8 Rapid Intervention for Rescue of Members
8.9 Rehabilitation During Emergency Operations
8.10 Scenes of Violence, Civil Unrest, or Terrorism
8.11 Post-Incident Analysis
Chapter 9 Facility Safety
9.1 Safety Standards
9.3 Maintenance and Repairs
Chapter 10 Medical and Physical Requirements
10.1 Medical Requirements
10.2 Physical Performance Requirements
10.3 Health and Fitness
10.4 Confidential Health Data Base
10.5 Infection Control
10.6 Fire Department Physician
10.7 Fitness for Duty Evaluations
Chapter 11 Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs
11.1 Behavioral Health Program.
11.2 Wellness Program
Chapter 12 Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Monitoring Compliance with a Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health Program
Annex C Building Hazard Assessment
Annex D Risk Management Plan Factors
Annex E Hazardous Materials PPE Information
Annex F Sample Facility Inspector Checklists
Annex G Informational References
60 Second Safety – Food Trucks
This week we talk about food trucks.
Tactical Fire Problem – House Fire “in the attic”
This week we have an attic fire in a new construction home. At least one occupant is home at the time of the fire. Take a look.
1.) Black smoke pushing from an eave line and someone greeting you on the front porch, what is your first action?
2.) How long of a hose stretch will you need if you determine an interior attack will be used?
3.) How quickly will this fire spread, based upon the time it will take you to stretch?
4.) Could the presence of the homeowner indicate that he may have been involved in the ignition, or could it indicate that he may have attempt to extinguish causing a delay?
5.) What is the overall strategy for this incident?