Tactical Fire Problem – Stone House

This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a old stone farmhouse.

1.) Give a basic CAN report.

2.) What impact will the stone construction have on your interior fire attack?

3.) No openings and windows on the B (Bravo) side. What is your way out if you get trapped?

4.) What is the attack strategy here? How many lines and where?

5.) What else do you notice on close examination that could be a challenge or a problem?

You Can’t Go Back To A Place You Have Never Been

I would love to take credit for this quote but it was given to me by an older crusty Deputy Fire Chief From Massachusetts, so I give Jack all the credit for this one.

What does it mean?

I watched a social media thread the other day, and I am mad that I did not join in because I agreed with much of it. It had to do with instructors selling their souls and trying to be all things to all people.

There is a capitalistic side to fire service training these days and I am not sure it is a becoming trait. Now before anyone goes off the rails, I do get paid for about 20% of what I provide. You see I do  not charge for most stuff at all. I barely cover expenses. You see none of that makes me smart, but it does mean I just want to help and give back.

I hope that we all take a breath and just be genuine in what we are sharing. be sure to cite references when re-sharing others writings and classes. We now have a reached a point where we have people teaching, writing and lecturing about skills they have never performed.

I am not sure this helps any of us in the service, and it might be harmful to a young impressionable firefighter who does not know how to sort or how to begin vetting the information they are reading.

The moral of the story is just try to be a “good fireman”. You should review if that is your goal or is it to collect money to become a famous fire service professional. Do believe everything on your resume….I know the author!