A Strong Sense of Direction - Volume 3, Number 3

by Nick Thomas March 10, 2014

February 28, 2014       Notes from B Shift          

Editor’s note:  Although the masthead says these are “Notes from B Shift,” any and all personnel are encouraged and are more than welcome to send items in for publication.  The sole intent of this newsletter is to provide more information that, maybe, you can use.

Tip ‘o the Hat:  To the folks on duty on 2/7, dealing with a terrible tragedy, a serious MVA involving a BFD family member, a structure fire, a big snowstorm and 38 calls in total.  You stood tall and exemplified the best of the fire service. 

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Pilot Butte 6 Movie Theater Destructive Training

by Nick Thomas January 09, 2014

Pilot Butte Destructive Training
Pilot Butte 6 Theater Destructive Training
From the main hallway into the theaters, there is a cinder block wall. Six theaters equals two of those per shift to breach. On the map as A1, A2, etc. Between the four south theaters are...

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Driving the Patient

by Nick Thomas August 18, 2013


Driving the Patient
Driving our patients is one of the most important aspects of our job.  On any given call we strive to accomplish three goals; Respond Quickly, Fix the Problem and Be Nice doing so. Responding quickly is thee most dangerous liability we encounter in our typical day to day operations. 

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