Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Dealing with Outside Agencies on The Emergency Scene

The panel will talk about their interactions with outside agencies on the scene of emergencies. Power company, Red Cross, Local inspectional services, Rehab services, State and federal services. We will discuss some of the best (and maybe the worst) practices to help the IC deal with outside agencies.

Watch us live here on the event page, or live on Youtube and leave a comment to interact with the panel.


Harvey Eisner – Never Forget

In all of my training classes and my Firefighter Training Podcast episodes, I speak about the term “Never Forget”.

This week we lost a fire service leader, educator and Icon of our service, Chief Harvey Eisner.

How could we forget?If you ever had the pleasure of being in his presence you will never forget Harvey. He was always a firefighter, and in a room full of people you felt as if he was only speaking to you.

How could we forget when we look back at the massive body of work he created and the fingerprints he left all over the many facets of the American and International Fire Service.

He loved this job and our business and stayed current through media and his literally thousands of contacts.

I like many folks will always be indebted to Harvey for the opportunities he gave me, and also the courtesy and fellowship he gave me.

His passing leaves me feeling the loss and emptiness, but Harvey was one person that every single time I met him, without fail I would always start the conversation with “Thank you”.  I am grateful that I always did that.  I appreciated all that he did for me and I appreciated the personable man that loved the fire service that he did so much to make better.

So again I say ……Harvey,……..Thank you.

I like thousands of others will be sure that we never forget.

Tactical Fire Problem – A Motel Fire

This week another fire at a small wood frame hotel.

1.) How rapid would the fire spread in this type of occupancy?

2.) What will be the most effective tactic to quickly save lives with minimum manpower?

3.) Is this a fuel limited or vent limited fire?

4.) Based upon this video are you there early or late from the fire start?

5.) What does the fact that this unit door is open indicate?

Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Water Supply…..Again!

The panel has touched on this issue before but we are going to talk about the greatest argument (or close to it) that has been happening in firehouse kitchens for years…….Fog nozzle or smooth bore.
We will also discuss supply lines, HAV or hydrant assist valves and all sorts of water supply stuff.
But after the argument starts on the hangout we are going to speak about the more important issue of getting quick water on the fire.

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Firefighter Training Podcast – Fire on Main Street – An Interview with Captain Joe Pronesti

Captain Joe Pronesti shares his experience and expertise with us as he discusses major fire operations in an older downtown section of Main St. America. The information applies to any department of any size and the specifics of these older occupancies are discussed with the tactics that might be used to handle the problem.

Tactical Fire Problem – Police Car Fire

I know, I know there could be a million fire and police jokes made about this, but give it a minute to think about it.

1.) Is there any significance to the ground fire at the front of the vehicle?

2.) What other hazards might be found in this vehicle as opposed to others?

3.) What is the difference in ammunition not in the weapon, vs. a loaded firearm?

4.) In This case the vehicle is unoccupied. Supposed it was occupied with a prisoner locked in the back?

5.) What is the attack method and plan?