Tips from the Bucket

As you know we are still in the developmental stages of the site. One of the suggestions was to create a section to share different ideas and techniques. We’ll here is the first attempt: Tips from the Bucket The site should go under major overhaul in the next week or so, and become much more in-depth and user friendly. Please e-mail us with suggestions and tips. -Jimm- jimm@VentEnterSearch.com

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Pro-Active RIT

RIT is one of the most important jobs on the fire-ground. I know most people don’t like getting assigned RIT, but think about it, RIT is there to save a brother. The best thing a RIT team can do is be pro-active, not sit around and wait for the mayday. Pro-active RIT should be standard fire-ground practice.

As we’ve said before, we don’t know what happened before or after this picture… But I sure as hell wouldn’t be passing up a hand-line. How about a ladder? As soon as crews went to the 2nd (above the fire, if not sooner) I believe a ladder should have been placed (maybe even two, side A, side C) and announced on the radio. In all fairness It looks like a ladder is coming off the engine, but it could have been too late (fortunately it wasn’t.) One firefighter ended up jumping and the others made it down the late placed ground ladder. This photo and the sequence of other photos can be found on www.torontofirepics.com -Jimm-

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It’s all in good fun

The Truck’s perspective: 

The Engine’s perspective:

’nuff said. -Jimm-

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Truck work is often mis-understood…

I’m not sure this is what they had in mind when they said: “vent from the platform.” -Jimm-

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Amazing Video

We are trying like hell to “save” this video, but we are having some trouble. If anyone has any ideas let us know.

http://www.king5.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=www.king5.com/ki_100505tacfire.wmvBesides the “grabs”, look at the conditions prior to vent and after vent.Besides the “grabs”, look at the conditions prior to vent and after vent.Even the reporter, who knows nothing about fire talks about the benifits of vertical vent. 

Besides the “grabs”, look at the conditions prior to vent and after vent.Even the reporter, who knows nothing about fire talks about the benifits of vertical vent. Comon Ponzie, you gotta respond to this one!-Jimm-

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Get the roof…

 

…then get the hell off the roof!

How many people does it take?

picture courtesy of www.firefighterclosecalls.com

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Newsletter

One of the many things we plan on accomplishing with this venture is to publish a newsletter. In the first issue I’m going to write a column about Building Construction, and how it influences Truck work. If all goes well, it will be a re-occurring column. I felt this clip-art was appropriate. Frank Brannigan was a good man, and will dearly missed. …Know your enemy!-Jimm-

Clipart from www.firefighterclosecalls.com

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Truck work isn’t always glorious…

from: www.firefighterclosecalls.com

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Our Inspiration

The founding father of this soapbox…

Doing his thing!

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The Reason

This blog is intended to promote real Truck work. It’s a place to post stories, articles, and ideas. No PPV here! Truck work saves lives. Actually, the real purpose of this blog is to act a Jeff’s official soapbox. Anyone who knows Ponzie, knows that this will prove to be funny, yet educational.

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