Check out the newest Beyond the Academy Video Training Series. This one is entitled "Engine Company Operations: Hydraulic Ventilation with a Smooth-bore/Solid Stream Nozzle. Many fire service members believe that a fog nozzle is the only nozzle that can be used for ventilation, and "prefer" a fog nozzle for that reason. These techniques show that […]
I stumbled upon a couple videos that drive home points made in the earlier Coordinated Ventilation post. These videos clearly show answers to previously asked questions, and bring up some new discussion tips as well. This is precisely how we should be training at drills and training burns. I don't know where this department is, but […]
Take a look at these two videos for a great example of coordinated ventilation. The outside vent (OV) firefighter on the fire escape waits until the line is putting water on the fire to take the windows. Doing so helps the engine make the advance into the fire area a little easier. Waiting until the […]
Brotherhood Instructors, LLC. will be presenting our 8-hour hands-on "Beyond the Academy: Engine & Ladder Company Operations" class on Thursday September 15, 2011. This course is hosted by the Cape May County Fire Chiefs Assn. – Click here for registration information! Sign up now, don't get left out! Click here to see pictures from last […]
This video clip demonstrates conventional forcible entry techniques for outward opening doors. At first glance this door appears to be only locked by a key in the knob lock. The halligan is set approximately 6″ above the knob but when the door is pried it becomes obvious that there are other locking devices in place. […]
Removing glass-block windows can be tricky and/or time-consuming if you are unaware of the methods to defeat them. In this video, we explain the quickest and most-efficient methods of defeating glass-block windows. Of course any firefighter can simply start smashing blocks and get the window opened. The point of this video is to use a […]
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.