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  • #16
    Originally posted by fightfor6019 View Post
    Its hard to train during the cold weather months which is actually worse for the fire service being that its fire season.
    It's a good time for preplans - new and review. Pick a location in your district and hash it over. Once the basics are in place, start throwing wrinkles - OOS hydrants, frozen ponds, frozen apparatus, etc.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by tree68 View Post
      It's a good time for preplans - new and review. Pick a location in your district and hash it over. Once the basics are in place, start throwing wrinkles - OOS hydrants, frozen ponds, frozen apparatus, etc.
      absolutly brother, preplanning is key, know your area of fire protection. What kind of construction do i have?, taxpayers? private/multiple dwellings? commerical occupancies,? vacants? old wood frame construction could be balloon? common cocklofts? do your neigboring fire companies/depts who mutual aid you have similar construction?

      remember one thing, fire doesnt kill firemen, illegally converted houses kill firemen. so get to know your area before the poop hits the fan.

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      • #18
        We also do our refreshers during the winter: cpr and red card. We also try to do some outside night extrication at recking yards (you are not always going to get mid day 75 degree weather).

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        • #19
          Just finished a VERY productive training this evening.

          Training was set up by a local metal fabrication shop (building was big enough for us to pull our rescue truck and ambulance inside) Here are the senerios...

          Senerio #1

          Victim was working on her pickup with Jack Stands under it (no rear tires on) when during this spring thaw the jack stands sunk into the ground and tiped over traping her under the Pass. side rear leaf spring. R.P. could not locate the Jack so we used the rescue air bags off the truck. Making sure to crib the vehicle. EMS team made sure to call for ALS intercept do to MCI.

          Senerio #2

          Late in the day, all the employees had went home when one employee was trying to finish a project and attempting to move a large sheet of steel was pinned under it from the waist down. Again, we used the airbags (very slowly) to raise the sheet off of him. EMS was involved here too!

          Sernerio #3

          MVA - Three kids stole grandpa's truck and went for a joy ride driving off into the ditch. One victim in the bed of the pickup (unresponsive, no pulse)
          Victim #2 went down and under the steering column. Unresponsive, breathing, and possible fractured wrist and Right leg.
          Victim #3 VERY young male under pass. side dash. Unresponsive, obvious head injury, and several fractures.

          This training helped our new rescue captain to dive into triage and to coordinate teams for each pt.

          Just some ideas guys, it was VERY productive for us!!!

          Stay Safe

          FD5
          "EVERYONE GOES HOME... ALWAYS"

          "Let no mans ghost come back to say his training let him down."

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          • #20
            outside the box

            Sometimes,

            I recommend you think outside the box once in awhile.

            Go over your responding protocols. How to be incident command and 'mutual aid politics. Use of the radios (it will surprise you how many flub radio usage).

            It would be adviseable to address the operations platform or politics of your department. Many eager newbies wanna practice making water and many more senior members want to show off how much they know. Move your sessions once in a while 'Out of your usual comfort mode.'

            Station management is one of those subjects that is often a learn as you go when your finally in that position. You might be great at coordinating an exterior attack and making water, but not so good at public relations with citizens in your area of responsibility or how to appeal to them about asking their support for new equipment or station. Touch how to get the public on your side. In case you haven't noticed, firefighters are not regarded the same way they were ten years ago.

            There is a lot more to being a firefighter than going over the nfpa 1001 FF1 and knowing how to fight a fire.

            Sooo much more. Surprise your membership and touch those areas that will help them become the chief or administrator someday.
            Last edited by jam24u; 04-03-2011, 03:31 PM.

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