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Remebering the Basics

Fri, 9 Jul 2010|

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But I like to talk you about is. Something that's very very common sense something that's that's sometimes overlooked in the fire service. Is remembering the basics. No matter what you do remember your basic training. Remember what you were taught when you were recruit. It's great to think. Out of the box it's great to use all kinds in new technology. And great to really. Progress. Don't get me wrong. What would that progression. Remember your eight weeks. Some of the things -- like to bring to you for basics. Most importantly. Common sense. Anybody's ever told you before if -- get that feeling in the -- your stomach. That it might be wrong chances are it's wrong. But use common sense and think out what your about to do remember the thought process might have to be quick sometimes. And always remember to work as a team. Yeah. Yeah. We'll. Crew that you -- it will protect you you'll protect them. -- work as a team that job is going to get accomplished. Quicker. Safer. And easier. And while you're working. Always remember. That -- the incident dictates it to be in full personal protective clothing. Very important. And that means from head to tell it doesn't mean partial. Sometimes it's easier to forget to put your -- on your -- pants on. Or -- put or your -- Those are the injuries that are very frequent. -- remember -- full personal protective equipment with self contained breathing apparatus. Should the need be there. Yeah. Its. Yeah. And always remember that once you're operating in your in your full PP. Tagged him. Be accountable. And get ready to be given a task to deal. -- -- -- Remember as I said. -- team work. Safety. And accountability. And then. Remember things -- he has. -- -- -- -- -- If you have a team that's going in. To a hazardous environment. Have a back up team -- of the same size. And abilities. Remember -- -- ground basics. Com and orderly response. Strategy and tactics. Get your thoughts together and figure out what you gonna do put it to work. Develop a plan. Size up. What you're doing. That will help we'll -- thoughts. Importantly operation things such as water -- If you have a fire incident and you need water. Get a sustained water supply. Basics such as -- attack. Proper hose line from a proper type of fire. You have a lot of fire. Use a large. Flow hose line. Ventilation. Always remember -- the basics with horizontal. And vertical ventilation. And remember the ventilation and fire attack have to go hand in hand. Another important part of the basics. And -- you're gonna -- is it an accident. Is to get the proper amount of resources. Started to the -- Get the proper monitor type of apparatus. Type of people. Firefighters get him to the -- Was told to me a long time ago that if we are -- there was an incident commander. And you're thinking about striking a second alarm he already needed. Get -- help there. If you have to turn the vehicles and -- personal around that are responding. You can do so they all have radio. The next -- of basics is know your area. Be familiar. -- your first know. Your initial response area. Know the straights. Know the buildings. Know what -- up -- can. Learn your water system. By learning -- streets. And everything we have good around the tree. Is there a bridge there that we can't go Wanda. -- -- In addition. Learn your second and third two -- With the way calls run now. And people are tied up in their initial area you could very well be responding first -- in an area that you never went to before. Small towns. There may need to get out and learn the bordering towns and communities to you for the history. Mutual aid. Is very prevalent now. If you know the streets you're gonna get there quicker and safer. Also you wanna keep pace learning new growth in your district. And developments. Housing commercial. Changes. If they take a building down you probably -- and all -- -- But when they start working with the developments. Keep an I don't where to put -- keep an eye on the street layouts. Keep an eye on new streets to see if -- wide enough for your apparatus. If you have aerial apparatus and new buildings -- -- -- the aerial -- out. And see if it can reach the buildings see what your best positioning is part. It will make your site is up -- your fire operation a lot easier for you. In conclusion. Remember your base -- Add it with the new technology. Advancements. Be progressive. -- do that. Usually good common sense. You're gonna have a long fire service Korea that's --

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