Disclaimer: I take no credit for any of the content of this blogpost….. Information posted here came from the weekly Firefighter Round Table hosted by Retired Fire Chief Pete Lamb.
A few Tips & Tricks noted in the roundtable discussion:
- Egress Tool
- Vice Grips
- Wire/Cable Cutters
Use number of mailboxes as rule of thumb to determine number of apartments in a building (note do not depend on for exact count – just rule of thumb).
Regardless of temp, “If can’t see feet = get low”
Again, rule of thumb….. If fire due to chemical ending in “ate” “ite” or “ide” – you probably don’t want to be putting water on it.
Heat imaging cameras (?) should be a must in ever department.
Stop at Stop Sings…. “Not a tip/trick, but a rule”
Keep a balance between seeing the forest from the trees and the trees for the forest
Learn from your mistakes
And Don’t forget “Take off the #$*%#$* Neck tie before starting up the chain saw”.