Archive for March2011

Entering a Window for VES – By: Kevin Legacy

Entry Img

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

Hose Line & Hand Tools

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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!

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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.

Page 1 of 212
background image Blogger Img

Brotherhood Instructors Blog

We specialize in the basic fundamentals of firefighting. While we believe that hazardous materials, terrorism, emergency medical and the various rescue disciplines are essential parts of the Fire Service, we also think that the basic fundamentals of firefighting have been overlooked in recent years. We are here to help turn that trend in the other direction.

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Power Saw Decompression Valves – By: Andrew Brassard
I have a question for you, is there any problem with leaving your chainsaw stored on the truck with the decompression valve pushed in? Wondering if moisture in the chamber might be an issue? We are attempting to be a little more efficient when it comes to our saws, but I can't seem to find…
2014-09-19 23:35:39
Firefighters and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure – Mark Hall, Guest Blogger
If you don't then it could end up costing you quite a lot to get new Husqvarna chain saw parts to exchange those that are damaged. An electric chainsaw is by far the cheaper model tto run. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with this little guy.
2014-08-18 14:37:18
Gregory Hurd
Contact Us
I am the chief of training for the chillicothe fire department and I am interested in the Man-in-Machines class. Do you have any instructors in Illinois that could help us with this.
2014-04-08 15:10:43
David Baker
Rex Tool Modification Ė Part 2 By: Andrew Brassard
You prefer the Morris "Lil-Rex" to the Adz-Rex?
2014-03-04 06:21:59
David Baker
Rex Tool Modification by Andrew Brassard
Is the adz and Morris attachments equally effective? I carry the pig on my belt so it is always with me, so I was think of getting the lil-Rex (Morris/spike) tool.
2014-03-04 06:18:10

Photos from Past Classes

Visit Our Youtube Channel

Sign up for our Email Newsletters

* indicates required

FireEMS Blogs eNews

Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter