On Saturday, January 12th, Flash Fire held an initial bailout class for the Yantic FD. They recently purchased systems and we were there to make sure they got the training they needed. Whether you buy systems from us or someone else, we are here to get you squared away. Even if you purchased the systems years ago and need a refresher, we will get you taken care of!
What makes our bailout class different?
- Tailored to your system
- Tailored to your harness
- Experienced Instructors
- Short lecture on bailout history, case studies etc
- Your components will be covered and short videos demonstrating bailouts
- Transition to hands on familiarization
- Safety check to make sure everyone's harness is properly installed and bailout systems are installed correctly
- Horizontal movements
- Hasty harnesses
- Lower level roll outs, remote anchoring and tie-offs
- Upper level slides including window anchors and remote tie-offs
Contact us to schedule a demo, a class, or consultation today!
One of the additions we brought to 2019 is bringing on Cal Brennan. Cal has been brought on to assist and lead the already amazing team of logistics personnel that we have. Cal will be heading up the day to day logistics of the trailer. He will be handling re-stocking consumables, transporting the trailer, and scheduling with the other logistic guys to keep the trailer running at tip-top shape for the 2019 year. He will also be handling some minor maintenance and performance improvements. Welcome aboard! See his full bio here:
Cal Brennan has been in the fire service for 11 years, 6 of them in a career service. Previously working for the City of Norwich Fire Department, He is currently assigned to Hamden Fire Departments Squad Company #1. Cal holds the rank of Captain in his home town service, Beacon Hose Company # 1 where he runs the Training Division. He is also a Fire Instructor with the Wolcott State Fire School for the past 3 years. While currently a student himself obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration / Investigation from CSU, he enjoys sharing his experiences with the future fire service.
Over the next week we will be going into detail on our 2019 announcements! But in the meantime, here is quick rundown of what they are:
- New Year / New Site - the website has been re-worked a little bit to re-organize and re-represent our main focuses! flashfireindustries.com
- National marketing to sell Flash Fire Trailers! Built on our template, with some customization available. Bring mobile training to your department, school, or training company! https://flashfireindustries.com/sales-lease
- New day to day manager of Flash Fire for the classes and rentals that are held.
- Expansion of our blog. We will be writing frequently on any topics we want, or any topics you want! Guest writers are welcome. https://flashfireindustries.com/news-blog
- We have been brought on board to provide our signature Forcible Entry class for the 2019 New England Fire Chief’s show at Foxwoods in June!! http://www.newenglandfirechiefs.org/
Stop back this week to see more on all of the above topics!!
Flash Fire has published its first newsletter. Check it out here!
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) Meter SALE!!
$275 includes calibration for 2 years! (Normal Price $545)
Calibration interval every 6 months.
User replaceable batteries.
- Found in every fire
- 35x more toxic than CO
Protect your firefighters today.
Check out this new search rope that we are carrying!
We are going to do a series on them starting with small. This is an 80' dubbed "Private Dwelling/Small Commercial/RIT" Search rope. It is an ultra-light 4 lb, with an adjustable shoulder strap, quick release strap, and velcro closure. It uses 7.5 mm reflective rope which is heat resistant and easy to feel with a gloved hand. The Derlin plastic markers are spaced every 10'. They are pointed towards the exit. They do not accumulate markings every so many feet. Simply 80' of rope with one marker every 10' showing your way out.
Take it on these mcmansions, the smaller taxpayers, or on your RIT assignment. It's easy to use, out of the way, and will enhance your crew's safety.
Contact us for a demo!
New through-the-lock stand to hold our through the lock prop (East Coast Rescue prop) and some others from CT Custom Fire Training.
Also one of our NEW hockey puck lock cutting props (yes props, we have a second one coming as well)!
We just received some new products to make our operations better!
First, we received some rope and a Petzl Grigri for belay operations. This will allow us to belay for ladder bailouts and other higher speed descents.
Second, we got a railroad spike and some aluminum wedges of different sizes. We will be using the wedges for forcible entry techniques, and the railroad spikes will get beveled for one man forcible entry operations. Look for some pictures and videos in the coming weeks and months!
Flash fire can deliver aluminum wedges to your doorstep through our partners, as well as products from all of these brands: Petzl, Blue Watter, Rock Exotica, Gemtor, Fire Hooks Unlimited, Yates, Kong, Skedco, Rock-n-Rescue, and RIT!! Contact us today!
Open Enrollment Hands On Forcible Entry Class!!!
Saturday April 2, 2016 in Trumbull, CT.
See attached flyer and pictures from last year! Should be a GREAT day!!
We are also offering observer spots for $30. Observers sit through the powerpoint, and observe the four skill stations. They can have hands on with the through the lock props during lunch!
Book your spot now!! http://www.flashfireindustries.com/eventsYou can either pay via paypal. If you will be mailing a check or your department is paying, use promo code "SQUAD" at checkout.
On Friday, January 29, 2016, "a few good men" gathered to take some pictures and video for Flash Fire. They were able to practice their skills on inward, outward, through the lock, bailout, and RIT operations. It was a great day, and look for many videos to come!
Over the last two weeks, Redding and West Redding took part in joint forcible entry training. Week one was a classroom session where students went over various topics of forcible entry as it relates to the fireground. Week two was the practical sessions involving a through the lock station, an inward opening door, and an outward opening door station. Instruction was provided by CT Custom Fire Training
Bring your winter training to new heights! We can come in and do a one or two week forcible entry class, including EVERYTHING from our signature forcible entry class except saw operations. And the best part? It can all be done INDOORS regardless of weather! Contact us today for a stock or custom scheduled indoor class and don't let your winter training go to waste!
Also capable of indoor RIT, bailout, safety and survival, confined space, and many other classes indoors!
Just because winter is coming doesn't mean your training has to end. The trailer fits in many firehouses, allowing the window to fold up (18' 8"), and without the window folded up, there is still plenty of forcible entry, confined space, and window evolution training that can take place. Contact us today!
The trailer made its way to Long Hill FD again for forcible entry and roof ventilation. The roof was set at a 25 deg pitch, and both doors were set up. PL Vulcan was brought in to teach the drill. That's right, we provide the prop, you can provide any instructor you want!!
Thursday, July 30th Flash Fire conducted the practical portion of the two week confined space class. This was simply designed to get the members familiar with the setup of the various equipment that they have and some basic lowering and raising evolutions.
Nichols FD in Trumbull, CT has brought Flash Fire Industries in for three weeks of training. Week 1 was roof ventilation and forcible entry taught by Flash Fire Instructors and Connecticut Custom Cribbing. We look forward to coming back!
June 30th was the trailer's maiden voyage to Long Hill FD. It was used for forcible entry and roof ventilation, and was taught by instructors of PL Vulcan.