COVID-19 has put us in a war zone, where we are performing an unfathomable number of CPR runs a day; yet, we continue forward with compassion, performance, and respect.
Mike Ciampo relays lessons learned from a call for an injured construction worker at a high-rise building site.
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.
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.
We must be ready to throw ladders with precision and expertise in any situation we encounter, writes Mike Ciampo.
When opening up or overhauling, don’t work directly under the ceiling you’re pulling. More from Mike Ciampo.
Sharing the air on your back is a split-second decision you’re going to have to make sometime in your firefighting career to save a life.
You can’t win every firefight and save every victim, but train to your best performance.