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4 NEW FF'ing Videos, MAX Fire Box, Survey, Fall Fire Instructors (The Secret List)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   All,

 

Thanks to funding from the Department of Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is honored to release the second phase of training videos for the Principles of Modern Fire Attack. The ISFSI has built a series of training videos to assist departments in educating their professionals in the initial attack sequence, incorporating the fire dynamics research from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

 

The next four videos in this series break down the SLICE-RS acronym and provide expanded knowledge for today’s fire service.

 

·      Video 1: A quick introduction to the training video series

·      Video 2: The importance of Size-Up/360 and properly using the TIC for size-up

·      Video 3: Preforming Rescues while using SLICE-RS including VEIS

·      Video 4: Proper Fire Attack (interior and transitional) using the hose stream properly

 

When used in conjunction with the full length Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS training video the series is a complete training package provided free of charge for the fire service community. The new series of videos can be found at the ISFSI YouTube channel or through a direct link at:

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLLoaO4uEI11OsyF7SY7WEZjAorZhraQs

 

 

==MAX FIRE BOX What?

That's what I thought when I was told to check this out. So I checked it out and I am now passing this on to you. Since we started The Secret List in 1998, we send you info on stuff because we want to send you info on stuff. We don't charge to pass stuff on and we accept no advertising or sponsorship's. We also rarely pass stuff on unless it's something very unique or different. The Max Fire Box is a unique device for #firefighter training purposes, so take a look for yourself:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_KQYuDgSS8 (VIDEO 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWL9U-aJjns (VIDEO 2)

http://www.maxfirebox.com/about.html (WEBSITE)

Take a look-its a unique training tool that can be a part of your overall program. 

 

 

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==ISFSI FALL CONFERENCE COMING UP.

Join the International Society of Fire Service Instructors on October 14-18 in Knoxville for the FALL FIRE INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE...  

The #ISFSI conference starts with the 8-hour Principles of Modern Fire Attack Course on October 14, followed by an 8-hour Hands On Training PMFA on October 15, 2016-Breakfast & Lunch included. Attendees will have a chance to network during the Friday Night Tailgate Networking Social on October 16. The conference ends on Sunday, October 18 with the 4-hour PMFA Train the Trainer.
DETAILS HERE: http://isfsi.org/links/fallconference/

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BillyG

The Secret List 8-31-2015-0900 Hours

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Firefighter Cardiac Arrest In Quarters-LODD (The Secret List)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   MINNESOTA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS CARDIAC ARREST IN QUARTERS

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We regret to pass on to you that 38 year old Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton died last evening at Regions Hospital.  Clifton was a Firefighter and Paramedic on Engine & Medic 14.  He was on duty working at Fire Station No. 14. 111 Snelling Ave. N. just after 1700 last evening when he suddenly wasn’t feeling well, then he collapsed.  

 

He was treated by his fellow Firefighter/EMTs and Paramedics on Medic 10, Medic 14, and Rescue Squad 2 and transported to Regions Hospital.  Regions Hospital staff worked feverishly for several hours to save his life but could not.


Firefighter Clifton was a U.S. Navy veteran who was named Command Sailor of the Year for 2001 aboard the USS Curtis Wilbur.  He worked as an emergency department technician for Unity Hospital in Fridley, and Allina EMS, before joining the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 1, 2007.
Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Firefighter Shane Clifton’s family and many friends.
This is the 63rd Line Of Duty Death (LODD) for the Saint Paul Fire Department, and the first since Ray Hain died in 2009.

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BillyG

The Secret List 9-1-2015-0800 Hours

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Remembering 2 Firefighters (The Secret List)

Monday, August 31, 2015   All,With the very recent tragic loss of the Washington State Firefighters in the last week, we are reminded of the Line of Duty deaths of 2 other West Coast Firefighters in similar fire conditions.


2 Los Angeles County Firefighters gave their lives in the Line of Duty 6 years ago today when they were driven off the side of a road in heavy smoke and into heavy fire conditions in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton. Killed in the Line of Duty were FF Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, 35 and Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall, 47. Captain Hall had been with the LA County FD for 26 years and Arnie Quinones had been with the department 8 years. RIP.

HERE is related video:

http://youtu.be/ngOTx4Yb5ks

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 8-30-2015/2000 hrs

 

 

 

 

TRIPLE LODD FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL SERVICE (The Secret List)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015   All,The memorial service for those three Firefighters who died in the Line of Duty while operating at the Okanogan wildfires will be held on Sunday in Wenatchee, Washington.


The service will begin at 1 p.m. at Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee.


Once family members and agency personnel have been seated, the public will be seated as space allows


Firefighters Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Richard Wheeler, 31, and Andrew Zajac, 26, died in the Line of Duty Wednesday when their fire apparatus crashed as they tried to escape the fast-growing wildfire and flames consumed their vehicle.


Firefighter Dan Lyon remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center with burns over 60 percent of his body. Three other Firefighters were treated and released from the hospital.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
BillyG
The Secret List 8-26-2015-0700 hours
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NY FIREFIGHTER LODD (The Secret List)

Monday, August 24, 2015   LONG ISLAND NY FF LODD

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We regret to pass on that a volunteer Firefighter died in the Line of Duty Saturday an hour after responding on a commercial structure fire.

Former Chief/Active Firefighter Lawrence Sesso, 40, with the Sayville (Suffolk Co, L.I.N.Y.) Fire Department, suffered cardiac arrested on his way home from responding to a structure fire and participating in a fire department parade.

He was transported to a hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Sesso was Chief of Department from 2009-2011. It's the department's first line of duty death in 23 years.

Services will be at Raynor & D'Andrea in Sayville on Aug. 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. and on Aug. 26 from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Burial will be on Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Raynor & D'Andrea.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Sayville Fire Department made out to "In Memory of Lawrence G. Sesso." Our condolences to all those affected.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 8-24-2015-1700 hrs

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