FDNY Lt. Mike Ciampo discusses a method for more efficient overhaul operations.
In the case of coming up short with a tower ladder, there is an evolution that firefighters should drill on so they can increase the reach of their tower ladders by using a portable ladder from the bucket for access, removal, or rescue.
Mike Ciampo discusses important messages for company officers to transmit to units and command so everyone is better informed during the firefight.
Being competent at what you do depends a lot on getting back to the basics and reinforcing the basics during an incident. Mike Ciampo on door size-up and control.
Mike Ciampo shares a trick of the trade regarding a homemade tool to make through-the-lock forcible entry access simpler.
In this episode of Training Minutes, Mike Ciampo reviews some tips on cutting operations from the tower ladder bucket.
Let’s always try and be as thorough as we can and work together in opening up and extinguishing every fire we encounter to avoid the dreaded rekindle
If you train on this tactic of two ladders in a relatively close position from the start, you’ll find out that it’s easier and quicker to remove an unconscious victim to the ground.
For young firefighters, it is very important to learn and understand the “whys” and “how comes” of tool operation and why the tool was created in a specific manner.
Mike Ciampo offers lessons learned with a tower ladder.