Grab with the Can!

Below was posted by Chief Ted Corporandy “Retired San Francisco Chief”


I would like to recognize and thank some incredible human beings. Last Sunday McCall, Idaho, suffered a very tragic explosion and fire in a home that resulted in the death of one of the occupants and another fighting for her life in the hospital. The actions by the McCall Fire Department were above and beyond what most citizens might expect. I would like to personally thank Firefighter/Paramedic Jon Metz and Firefighter/EMT Jason Beck who were riding the ambulance that day. They witnessed the mushroom cloud and immediately responded without waiting for a dispatch. As the first arriving unit they came upon a devastating scene, a home totally destroyed, exposure buildings damaged and involved and a fire consuming what was left of the house. They could hear someone screaming from inside the rubble and immediately went to work. Keep in mind, they are there on their own…no other units have arrived. They suit up, grab a pump can, the only protection they have for themselves and the victim, and crawl through a raging inferno of a partially collapsed home and down to the basement where they find the victim buried in debris. A secondary explosion occurred but the victim was shielded by these two brave individuals. They managed to dig her out and with great difficulty remove her to safety. These two gentlemen went way above and beyond the call of duty and risked their own lives to save another human being. The citizens of McCall are very fortunate to have such committed and devoted individuals like Jon and Jason as members of their fire department. Jon and Jason I am proud of you beyond words!

Jon and Jason, sorry if I embarrassed you. These are very humble guys and they did not know I was going to post this.


What is Our Standard? “American Fire Service”

What is our Standard?

Curt Isakson will be Live Today at 2 PM Central on CF TACTICS FACEBOOK talking about the It’s Worth The Risk mentality and Risk Aversion.

What will it take?
What direction is the Fire Service going?
Is it a geographical thing in reference the mentality of what risk will be taken?
What are we focused on and training on?
Why this one, when a nearly 3,000 a year Die?

Who comes 1st, Them or Us?
How does our obligation as Firefighters compare to the Armed Forces?
This could last an hour.

Do we The America Fire Service want to make the Picture below our Standard of Rescue?


VES GRAB Fort Walton Beach FD

Fort Walton Beach FD Engine 7 under the Command of David Stone performs a VES of what was classified as a vacant and pulls Women to safety. Women was conscious and talking before she got transported. Watch Video. Firefighters are SAVING MORE LIVES EACH WEEK FROM AGGRESSIVE SEARCHES THAN WE LOSE  FIREFIGHTERS IN A YEAR!!!

Search for them because It’s Worth The Risk and based on the numbers the Risk might not even be what some think it is. Great Job Engine 7 and all involved.