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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Fire Critic with Rhett Fleitz

The Cleveland Load (5 Videos)

The Cleveland load (aka Metro load or Roundabout load) is handline load primarily used for high-rise applications from what I have found. Other applications would be when deploying a handline not pre-connected to the engine.
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Roanoke 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

However, to me it isn't that you climb or even how you is that you take the time to remember...take the time to share with younger firefighters, friends, and family about the sacrifices made on that day. 
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Helmet Cam Video From Mothers Day 2016

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Here is a helmet cam and multiple pictures of the Sample Street fire on Mothers Day 2016 in Millvale that destroyed multiple houses. This video shows you what firefighters face during a structural fire and shows how rapidly a fire can progress and extend to exposure buildings. It also shows what the conditions are inside of a burning building and can give you an inside perspective of a fire.
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Helmet Cam Video from Ohio House Fire

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Helmet Cam footage from Champions Tanker 21 crew on a fire in Warren Township 3/17/2016. Tanker 21 was the second due company and initiated a blitz attack before interior ops began. After about 10 minutes of interior work, crews were pulled from the interior due to a partial collapse of the second floor. No one was home at the time, and no injuries were sustained.
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Safe? Maybe We Picked The Wrong Word For Firefighters…

Paul combs does an amazing job telling an entire story in one illustration. Check him out at
However, the word "Safe" could have been replaced with "Smart" and even the dumb firefighters who think that "Safe" is trying to keep us all in the yard would understand it's intentions...even if they can't comprehend what the knowledge means. All we can hope for is that they have strong leaders.
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