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FRIDAY FORUM: Options
“How are we going to do this?”  Few questions challenge rescue team dynamics more than developing and executing a rescue strategy with everyone on the same page and egos in check at a complex, stressful incident. There are generally numerous...
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FRIDAY FORUM: Clearing the Mayday
Two Philadelphia Fire Department LODD’s in 2014 and 2018 have something in common: both fires had Maydays that were cleared before the firefighter killed had been located. Incident commanders MUST be hesitant to clear a Mayday, and be sure they...
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FRIDAY FORUM: Looking Back
“Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.” Ecclesiastes 7:10 The Fire Service, and I suppose in Law Enforcement and Military environments as well, is full of ebbs...
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FRIDAY FORUM: BiColor Rope
Why have one when you can have two? Try BiColor ropes. BiColors have a sheath tracer pattern that changes at the midpoint, while the base color remains the same. This color change creates two distinct rope halves, enabling the operator...
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FRIDAY FORUM: Failures
I was the back-up man on the 2nd in Engine, and we could see the column from the firehouse. “Great, we’re getting some work today” I thought, “even though I’ll just be humping the second line.” We arrived first in,...
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