Archive for July, 2012

The Lost Art of the Truck Company

VentEnterSearch’s own Jimm Walsh will be presenting The Lost Art of the Truck Company on July 31, 2012 at the First Annual Mickel Begg Leadership and Safety Conference. The conference is being held in honor and reverence to the memories of Lieutenant John Mickel and Firefighter Dallas Begg. The conference will be held in Celebration Florida from July 31- August 1 and will also include presentations by Rick Lasky, Mac McGarry, and Mark Lighthill. The conference is hosted by Osceola County Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3284, and the Central Florida FOOLS. These two fine organizations are offering the entire conference for FREE to anyone who is interested in attending. Please click here to download the flyer for additional information and registration information.

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Window Punch

Martin Patino from Flower Mound (TX) sent in this slick idea to ensure a window punch is always readily available on a MVA. Every one of us has probably has a traditional window (center) punch fall apart, or freeze up at just the wrong time. This simple idea is accomplished by adding a weld bead onto a pair of cable cutters. Once the bead is on the tool, a little time with a hand file will allow the bead to take shape into a point creating the window punch.

Cable cutters are a handy tool to have on MVA’s to cut battery cables, and even defeat the stubborn wiring harness when removing a door. This simple idea makes sure you always have a functional window punch handy without adding any weight or taking up any additional room in your pocket.