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Can Confidence Training Minutes

Portions of the VentEnterSearch Can Confidence class were recently featured on Season 19 of Fire Engineering’s Training Minutes. We have always been known for being huge advocates of the Water Can. When carried correctly, and utilized properly, the Can will put out a tremendous amount of fire. It’s an ideal tool for companies or crews […]

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Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:52:57 GMT

Stretcher Saw Strap

Lieutenant Matthew Aman from Ridge Culver (NY) Fire District sent in this photo of a homemade saw strap they have on their truck company. They simply took a stretcher strap and girth hitched it to the saw. This places the buckle at mid-chest for quick release and adjustment purposes. They added a knot in the […]

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Posted on Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:40:54 GMT

Our good friend Steve Crothers recently launched a new website called This website is dedicated to celebrating the most iconic fire apparatus in the national fire service. This site is designed for anything and everything related to tractor drawn aerials including photos, videos, equipment, concepts, etc. This webpage was created to provide a place […]

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Posted on Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:39:03 GMT

Look Close

Every day is a training day, and every call is a pre-fire plan… Captain Shawn Royall from Charlotte (NC) Ladder Company 23 sent in theses photos that prove this lesson. Have you gone to a medical call or public assist at a building like this in your first due? Did you just take care of […]

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Posted on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:33:07 GMT

Ft. Lauderdale Fire Expo

The VentEnterSearch crew will be spreading Can Confidence and Aggressive Search Techniques at the 8th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Fire Expo on October 27-29, 2016. We will be offering a full day program under live fire conditions in an acquired structure. We have been given three apartments in the structure pictured below. Click here for additional […]

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Posted on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:47:57 GMT

Two Dollar Saw Strap

Senior Captain Jeff Jacobs from Houston (TX) Tower 69 sent in some photos of another homemade saw strap option. This one utilizes a flashlight strap that has been modified with a 2″ steel ring. The steel ring is available from most hardware stores in a 2 pack for about $2. The steel ring is threaded […]

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Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:02:55 GMT

Can Confidence

VentEnterSearch will be spreading Can Confidence in Ft. Wayne (IN) for the Ft. Wayne Metro FOOLS. Jimm and Eric will be teaching the Can Confidence portion of a H.O.T. class in Auburn, IN this weekend (September 24th). There may be a spot of two left if you act fast. Click here for more information, and […]

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Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:36:16 GMT

New Pig on the Block

We have a number of reviews that we have been meaning to post. One of which is on an awesome tool made by Lonestar Axe named the Piglet. Before we got around to documenting our thoughts on the tool, we received an extremely thorough review from one of our dedicated readers, Senior Captain Jeff Jacobs […]

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Posted on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:33:34 GMT

Know When to Say When

Dan Rinaldi from Providence Fire Department sent in this door he recently had the pleasure of forcing on a run. Upon initial inspection, it appears to be a normal outward swinging metal door with no external hardware. Initially the door forced easy toward the top, but met some resistance down low. Upon closer inspection, the […]

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Posted on Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:29:06 GMT

Problem with that Pitch

Engineer Caleb Eiriksson from Fort Walton Beach (FL) Truck Co. 6 sent in some photos of how he and the Truck 6 crew recently spent an afternoon out in their first due. They wanted to come up with options of how they could utilize a roof ladder on a large steep pitched roof. Obviously, being […]

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:43:36 GMT


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