In this firefighter training video, Mike Ciampo shares tips on leg ladder locks to use when venting windows or during rescues.
A house fire in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood just after 4 a.m. Monday killed two children, ages 2 and 4, and injured two others.
As a firefighter assigned to the roof, you must keep an open mind with regard to your operations, roof construction, access to and egress from the roof, tools, and how you will perform the details of your task. Read more from Dennis Walton.
In this Training Minutes video, Mike Ciampo has energy-saving tips to help firefighters pull ceiling and make inspection holes.
In this Training Minutes video, Mike Ciampo shares techniques for opening up doors and some uses for doors, such as preventing fire advance and removing a downed firefighter.
FDNY Lt. Mike Ciampo discusses a method for more efficient overhaul operations.
The focus will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures.
In this firefighting basics piece, Mark van der Feyst reviews the basic elements of elevated master streams for truck company operations.
Venting for fire and venting for life are planned and rehearsed procedures that allow the release of smoke and heat from the building.
Just because there is no ladder truck on scene does not mean truck work is not performed.