Firefighter Training Articles

Inside the Command Post – Episode #22 – SBFD

September 5, 2010

A look at the SBFD coordinating the first arriving companies on a working structure fire in a single family dwelling that has extended into the attic area.  Vertical Ventilation being coordinated with Fire Attack while attempting to keep firefighters safe from a downed live electrical line

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14th Annual Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament

August 3, 2010

Dear Friends, It is that time of year again and the families of the Craig Alder Family are once again hoping that you will join us for a wonderful and much needed cause that will take us into our 14th year. The Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament will take place this year on Monday, September [...]

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #21 – SBFD

June 18, 2010

A look at the SBFD with a working structure at a good sized balloon-framed single family dwelling. Vertical Ventilation being coordinated with Fire Attack.  

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #20 – SBFD

April 19, 2010

A look at the SBFD attacking a single family dwelling fire in a residential community with very limited access.

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #19 – SBFD

November 6, 2009

Here is a look at a well-involved-double wide mobile home fire. These fires obviously burn very fast but we have found that trying to lay supply lines into a trailer park can sometimes be very difficult. Knowing what is burning and your resources available can often mean making an attack without laying supply lines and [...]

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ANNOUNCING THE 13TH ANUAL CRAIG ALDER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

August 6, 2009

Announcing the 13th Annual Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament! Craig Alder, the son of retired LAFD (Los Angeles City) Fire Captain Rich Alder and brother of SBFD (San Bernardino City) Battalion Chief Mike Alder, was an SBFD firefighter whose career was cut short when he suffered serious brain injuries after being struck by a car [...]

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #18 – SBFD

August 1, 2009

http://westcoast911.com A look Inside the Command Post. SBFD Company and Chief Officers arriving on scene and their Size-Up process. This video clip shows the “Dynamic Risk Assessment” (DRA) process that should be applied to all fires. The need to follow a systematic process to determine the mode and continually evaluate the fire conditions is absolutely [...]

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #17 – SBFD

June 4, 2009

A look Inside the Command Post. SBFD Company and Chief Officers arriving on scene and their Size-Up process. This video clip was shot during the Memorial Day weekend of 2009. First arriving SBFD units found a single family dwelling with potential backdraft conditions. The need to perform and coordinate vertical ventilation is crucial for firefighter [...]

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Inside the Command Post – Episode #16 – SBFD

May 28, 2009

A look Inside the Command Post. SBFD Company and Chief Officers arriving on scene and their Size-Up process. This video clip was shot during the Memorial Day weekend of 2009. First arriving SBFD units found a single family dwelling with potential backdraft conditions. The need to perform and coordinate vertical ventilation is crucial for firefighter [...]

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The SBFD Just Arriving

May 21, 2009

A video collage of the City of San Bernardino Fire Department first arriving Company and Chief Officers establishing command setting up the fire ground operations.

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