Monthly Archives: March 2011

Entering a Window for VES – By: Kevin Legacy

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If the heat is such that you canít step in the likelyhood someone is alive in that room severely diminishes.

Hose Line & Hand Tools

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We often get the question “how can I hold the hose and carry my tool?”

Dwelling Fire Video Discussion

These guys appear to have done a pretty nice job especially considering that it looked like the first due engine only had three firefighters.

The Aazel “Monster” Halligan

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The Aazel Corporation sent Brotherhood Instructors their new “Monster” Halligan to test. This tool has been developed in conjunction with Brotherhood Instructors, LLC’s Co-Owner Kevin Legacy and the Aazel Corporation. The “monster” adz is molded from Kevin’s modification to the standard adz. In addition to the wide adz this halligan also comes standard with the […]

Forcible Entry Tool Modifications – By Andrew Brassard

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Since the existence of the fire service firefighters have been constantly trying to improve themselves and the tools they work with to adapt to the challenges that their communities present.

The Short Handled Maul: Syracuse Style – By: Andrew Brassard & Auggie Matt

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Having a short handled striking tool has several advantages when talking about forcible entry operations; it also has some disadvantages to a longer handled striking tool.

We Don’t Have Those Around Here – By: Chris Collier

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Just because you have never seen one doesn’t mean they are not around or aren’t on the way.

This is no place to come up with a plan!

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When people are trapped and fire conditions severe, there is no time for rapidly arriving first alarm companies to formulate an incident action plan, communicate assignments, and evaluate the effect.

Searching Beds

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When searching a residential building and you are in a room that you believe to be bedroom the lack of a bed should come as a surprise. Loft beds are also common in order to maximize the space.

Searching Beds

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Stay tuned, we’ll follow this up with a comprehensive bedroom search blog in the next week after everyone has some time to discuss these search points/questions.

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