In this Training Minutes video, Mike Ciampo has energy-saving tips to help firefighters pull ceiling and make inspection holes.
In this Training Minutes video, Mike Ciampo shares techniques for opening up doors and some uses for doors, such as preventing fire advance and removing a downed firefighter.
FDNY Lt. Mike Ciampo discusses a method for more efficient overhaul operations.
The focus will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures.
In this firefighting basics piece, Mark van der Feyst reviews the basic elements of elevated master streams for truck company operations.
Venting for fire and venting for life are planned and rehearsed procedures that allow the release of smoke and heat from the building.
Just because there is no ladder truck on scene does not mean truck work is not performed.
Errors that occur during training exercises should be expected and looked for and be incorporated into future training sessions, says Stephen F. Shaw Jr.
Anthony Rowett Jr. and Clay Magee discuss the lengths of the ladders most commonly used by fire departments and their functions.
Mike Ciampo discusses important messages for company officers to transmit to units and command so everyone is better informed during the firefight.