There have been many times that we have received comments, we have received emails, and been asked in person what Firefighter Basics is all about? I wanted to take some time and answer that question as well as address some Firefighting Basics that will get you back home to your family after every call.
Firefighter Basics was founded in 2009 after myself Marques Bush (Firestudent1) needed and outlet to sound off after being apart of the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, SC on June 18th. If you have never read the reports I will create a new tab with links to LODD’s that have brought about significant change in the American Fire Service. Let me state their is no one firefighter death that is more important than the other, some just brought about significant changes because of the recommendations made after the investigation. Firefighter Basics has a crew made up of firefighters from all over the country Aaron Peters ( Firefighter03 ) Shawn Donovan (Anchorpoint) Ryan Mcgovern (Ladderjack) Scott Feather (Training38) Jeff Schwering (Drillmaster1) Freddie Bell ( EMAguy) and the occasional guest post. We also have a Hands on Training Crew who does not write but handles a lot field work in teaching and consulting on classes and programs around their local, regional, and national levels. Our Hands on Training crew David Bullard (CCFR) John Hunter (SAFD) Jake Jenkins (CFD) Jack Wimberley (CCFR).
The point of that Introduction is so that you understand we represent firefighters from all around our country and from the one firehouse agency to the large Urban metropolitan department. The point is we try and ensure that all thought processes are covered.