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34 Probie Rules
Probie rules are the list of tips, traditions, advice and rules that every rookie firefighter needs to know. They exist to guide you through your new life as a firefighter, because it’s not easy – especially as a probationary firefighter.Typically, you’ll be considered a rookie or a probie during the first 12 to 18 months at a department. During this time you will be put to the test. Every action you perform (or in some cases you don’t perform) will be looked at under a microscope and you can be terminated for any offense.Don’t let this scare you though! A...
The Patient Handover
There are many roles and responsibilities in the medical space, and we work in different environments with varying scopes of practice. However, there are many common skills we share. Whether you are an Advanced First Aider with the Fire Department or a Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital you should understand how to use a “head tilt/chin lift” as a basic airway maneuver and aFirefighter or RT would probably perform it in a similar fashion. It is a basic skill and basic skills help save lives when we do them well. One of those “basic” things we sometimes don’t do...
Anatomy Of The Search
Introduction: Search by the numbers When we talk about search and rescue, it is important to look at the numbers of actual confirmed rescued victims. Understanding the statistics can give the first arriving units a major advantage, if they are aware of where occupants are likely to be found. Knowing where the occupants are located and the occupancy type (knowing your first due), will help in deciding which search type will be used and where people may be located. Below are the statistics taken from actual rescues which occurred: Location of victims: Bedrooms (45%) Family room (15%) Hallway (10%) Other...
Bringing Science To The Streets Part 3
Bringing Science to the Fire Service Part 3
Bringing Science to the Fire Service Part 2
Fire Dynamics for Structural Firefighting Presented by Daniel Madrzykowski in Cobb County GA