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"Every Firefighter should know how to Read Smoke and recognize the warning signs of Hostile Fire Events. Proper Size-Up will not only assist with establishing a good Action Plan, but it can also save the lives of Firefighters. The "Art of Reading Smoke" was originally developed by Dave Dodson and has become very popular among Firefighters of all ranks. This type of training should become a standard part of every FF Rescue/Survival and Rapid Intervention curriculum. Train, Stay Prepared, Be Aggressive, Make the Save - SURVIVE!" Dale G. Pekel    

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This video will explain how you can make a seat harness and integrate it into your turnout gear to use with a Personal Escape/Safety System for as little as $4.00 - This can be a huge cost savings when compared to a $300 commercially made seat harness. If you are thinking of investing in a escape/safety system and money is a concern, this is one area where you can save a ton of cash! Train, Stay Prepared, Be Aggressive, Make the Save - SURVIVE! Author: Dale G. Pekel

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Los Angeles Fire Department Training Services Section video on exterior water application.  

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This video demonstrates various methods for clearing windows and some, (NOT ALL) of the options for establishing an anchor when deploying a Personal Escape System. During training always utilize fall arrest protection when practicing from any elevation. This should include both a belay line and full body harness. None of the anchoring techniques shown in this video should ever be deployed in a real life emergency without first learning and practicing them in a safe and controlled environment. Not every technique will work in every situation and not every anchoring option available is shown in this video. Regardless of the...

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