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Santa Clara FD – Draft SOP (Overhaul)

Santa Clara Fire Department has shared a new SOP – still in Draft format – for Overhaul.

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Fort Collins and Phoenix Wrap-Up

The Coalition presented “Know Your Smoke” in Fort Collins and Phoenix in February.   According to those who attend this training, it is “life-changing” and “life-saving.”  Here are a few of the highlights. Phoenix Fire Department – Special Operations Center During the burn smoke practical session, a 5-gallon lid was heated.  As you will see […]

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Anatomy of Fire Smoke Message from Instructors

As the Coalition ends this year, instructors have a very straight-forward, logical message for you about fire smoke.  A New Year’s gift for all first responders.  Take just a few minutes, if not for yourself, your family, and watch this video . Make it a safe and healthy year – WEAR YOUR AIR & USE […]

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Conserving Your Air

Are you familiar with the RBT?  If not, you should be.  This short video is a segment included in Out of Air.  While this is a controlled study, it can absolutely translate to fireground operations.   Firefighters not only realized an increase in time on the bottle, but lowered blood pressures and heart rates.  Watch and […]

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Fire Smoke / PPE Research Project

The research project, started after a discussion about the field application of (GC/MS) to the fire service related to firefighter safety and fire investigations with representatives from Smiths Detection and approximately 20 first responders during a workshop in Danbury, Connecticut in February 2013.  A collaborative research project was initiated. One of the research questions was: […]

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