Category Archives: Tools
Attack of the 2.5″

Our goal should always be to overwhelm fire, never the other way around. It’s taught that “big fire gets big…

Single Firefighter Ladder Deployment

A quick search of “ground ladders” on YouTube will pull up dozens of videos showing how to deploy a ladder…

Forcible Entry Basics- The Shove Knife

The shove knife is a simple tool that can be used to gain entry in quick, non-destructive fashion. As lock…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Three

For several posts now, I have discussed the need for aggressive deployment of our ground ladders. Ground ladder usage often…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Two

Our ladders are being left in their cradles on our engines and trucks. This is even the case on fire…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part One

Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate of truckie vs. engine firefighter, it should be noted that…

Get Hooked

From my first day on the engine, it was drilled into my head that I should never get off the…

Thru-the-Lock Forcible Entry

Forcible entry training is a staple in many departments. In fact,┬áit is often one of the more exciting trainings that…