Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Click for Kore Kooler Website

Since the introduction of turnout gear, today’s firefighter is totally encapsulated. This allows firefighters to be shielded from the extreme temperatures of today’s fire.The downfall to being so protected is the condition of heat stress, which is the imbalance of heat gain to heat loss within the human body. This problem plagues every fire department and is a serious concern in the summer months. That is why rehabilitation (“Rehab”) on the fire scene is becoming more of a factor in firefighter health and safety.
“Rehabilitation is a post work or rest period management of the individuals environment, activity, condition, and clothing to limit the effects of heat accumulation from work in hot environments.”
Many Fire Departments add a piece of equipment to their arsenal to increase firefighter health and safety. This is the KORE KOOLER REHAB CHAIR made by Morning Pride Manufacturing, who is also a leading manufacturer of firefighter protective ensembles.
The rehab chair uses the practice of “passive cooling” (removal of SCBA, coat, helmet and gloves) for fire ground rehab but goes one step further and introduces forearm cooling. The chair relies on direct contact of the skin with a large volume of Cold water through immersion. Heat is transferred from the hotter arms of the firefighter to the cooler water in the troughs and the cooled blood flows back to the body core picking up additional core heat for subsequent removal.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wonderful supplementary Resources for You

Jones and Bartlett have a produced a wonderful interactive Web Site
for you to use to help you prepare for the Firefighter I,II Exams.
Click on the Book cover to go to the Website and Check out:
There are lots of items in each of these for you to assist you with your studies.

RCCC Dual Enrollment Form for You

If you are taking any Continuing Education classes at RCCC while in High School
you must use a Dual Enrollment Form
and it must be signed by your High School Principal.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Battalion 1 Rigging a Stokes Basket and Raising and Lowering a Victim

Click on the Picture to see the image Full Size
To see all of the photos of the Rigging Exercise
Click HERE

Friday, February 12, 2010

The National Emergency Training Center and ICS classes you can take online

The National Fire Academy is located on the NETC campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This is where all of the Firefighter LODD's are recognized on Memorial Weekend during the Week of October 9 each year. This is also the location where all of the NIMS classes are hosted and you can log on and take these classes online. Below is a link to the NIMS ICS classes we spoke about in class on Friday.
A Major Test Grade of Extra Credit will be given for each online class that you complete. You must provide me with a copy of your Certificate of completion for the credit to apply.