Here is a quick drill for figuring out hose stretches for larger complexes or properties with long set backs. The key is to get out and figure this out long before the call comes in. Share and add your own information to it. Click to Download this Company Drill – EHT Hose Stretch
Here is a look at an explanation of the webbing video we showed last week to escape from a basement. Of course, size of windows will dictate the level of difficulty, but the technique will work on smaller windows if practiced with.
This video is one we did a couple of years ago when we had an opportunity to get inside a home that was scheduled for demolition. The house was a balloon frame constructed house and we were able to get some great pictures of the interior structural components. Use it for you training or as […]
Here is a quick, simple video showing one option for setting up and storing your rescue webbing. We understand that there are several options for storing your webbing, but this is one that is simple and effective.
Attached to this post is a company drill for doing a Perimeter Search. As always, follow your departments operational guidelines and policies. Keep an eye out for more drills on our site. EHT Perimeter Search Drill
Due to overwhelming response to the post with the photos of the wearing your seat belt, instructor Steve Heidbreder, a Captain with the Metro West Fire Protection District, and Instructor here at Engine House Training LLC has created a video showing techniques for buckling up and donning your SCBA and how to wear your radio […]
Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator. It was a […]
I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members. In the first section, or […]
Donning your SCBA while wearing a seatbelt can be a difficult and entangling task if not practiced. Here are a couple of quick techniques that might help you make this task easier.First have the seatbelt in a position that makes it easily accessible, but not in a position that will cause it to be closed […]
I recently have had a lot of suggestions and requests to post on some volunteer, rural, combination issues that the fire service faces. I started and am still a member of a mostly rural volunteer, now combination, department. My earliest exposure to the fire service was at this mostly rural department. We had a large […]