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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Early reports from out West indicate that the California wildfires have claimed another life, this time a bulldozer operator working on the wildfire near Big Sur.

Our hangout discussion this week with Fire Engineering focused on radios and fireground communications. Once again an hour did not give us enough time to cover all the topics in this interesting discussion. Go HERE if you missed it and take a look at the related training information. Thank you to TenCate Fabrics for hosting this week's show.

Words matter. Learn how from The Fire Officer in their latest blog post HERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Bulldozer Operator Killed in California Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles . 

Firefighting Operations: Roll-Down Security Gate Forcible Entry 

$subtitles.get($x)Case hardening is a process done to metal where additional carbon is infused into the case to harden the outer surface. This process significantly hardens the locks’ outer surface, making them impenetrable using traditional means such as a bolt cutter. 

Command and Leadership: Moving the Line 

$subtitles.get($x)Obtaining a certificate or degree is a stepping stone, but essentially it only verifies what you learned from the past. Many other occupations have adopted the continuing education unit (CEU) concept as a means of reducing a candidate’s obsolescence over time. 

Focus on Fireground Communications 

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Frank Ricci and his guests discuss challenges with communications on the fireground. The focus will be on portable radios and their inherent weaknesses. This week's panelists will consist of Rex Strickland, Sam Villani, Jonah Smith, and David Polikoff. Don't miss this informative hangout brought to you by TenCate. See More Videos

Photos: Placerita Canyon Fireground 

$subtitles.get($x)A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California. The smoky fire tore through drought-ravaged brush that hadn't burned in decades amid a sweltering heat wave and exploded over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) See More Galleries

Honeywell Introduces New Hood for Firefighters with Innovative Design to Better Protect Against Toxins 

$subtitles.get($x)The particulate-blocking protection of the Honeywell Life Guard Hood is laboratory-proven in Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test (FAST) testing by RTI International. In testing, the Life Guard Hood provided dramatically advanced protection from particulates versus a 2015 International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF) test by RTI showing very heavy deposits on the head and neck areas that resulted with the use of a standard knit hood. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department Chooses KME 

$subtitles.get($x)The new trucks when delivered in 2017 will join hundreds of KME apparatus currently in service at the LACoFD. The purchase includes a contract provision for fire departments nationwide that allows them to “tag-on” to the contract and take advantage of the discounted pricing until December 31, 2016. 

The Fire Officer: Empowerment as a Leadership Tool 

$subtitles.get($x)Whatever you do, however you speak, however you act as a leader, is always communicating something to your followers or the personnel you are responsible to supervise. Actions can speak louder than words as your attitude dictates your actions especially when it comes to empowerment. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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