Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

Paul DeBartolomeo and company on using air bags to free a person pinned under the front axle of a vehicle

Training Minutes: Victim Trapped Under Front Axle

Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates how to use air bags to lift a vehicle off a victim who is trapped under its front axle.
John Buckheit and Mike Perrone on using a hook and halligan to overcome a metal door

Training Minutes: Forcing Entry on a Metal Door Using a Hook and a Halligan

John Buckheit and Mike Perrone show how a lone firefighter can use a hook and halligan to force entry on a metal door.
Joe Alvarez on door removal

Training Minutes: Door Removal

Joe Alvarez demonstrates how to remove a door so that it doesn't close behind firefighters, trapping them in a burning building.
Firefighting Fridays with Strategic Fire

Firefighting Fridays: Engine Company Strategy and Tactics

Jeff Shupe and members of Strategic Fire Training discuss the differences between strategy and tactics, incident command, and more.
Air bags for underpin

Training Minutes: Air Bag for Underpin

Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates how to use air bags to free a victim trapped between a car and the back of a tractor trailer.
Jeff Chandler and company on flaring a 325-gallon propane cylinder

Training Minutes: Flaring a 325-Gallon Propane Cylinder

In this Homegrown Training Minutes segment, Jeff Chandler and company review flaring off a 325-gallon propane cylinder.

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