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Warning: long post but I just want to give a shout out to @nppatterson40 & make a little announcement...
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🔥Nathan has been in the fire service for 13 years 🚒. During the past 6 years he has been working tirelessly toward becoming a fire investigator. It hasn’t been an easy road for him. First he completed his associates in Fire Science. Then we got married and he became a husband and an instant step dad to my big boys. Next he left the fire department to become the Director of the Fire Science program at GNTC. Then he experienced the death of his dad 10 days before our son was born. Experiencing the death and birth of people you love all at the same time plus settling their estate is extremely emotional and hard to go through. Later, he decided to go back to the fire department and get back on the fire truck so he could continue working toward becoming a fire investigator. Here, he completed his bachelors degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security while working two jobs and raising a family. He drove to Tampa during Hurricane Irma to complete a certification...truly unstoppable👊🏻. He has fought and begged for the opportunity to be an investigator, gone to training after training, conference after conference, sacrificed sleep and time with his family and even asked to do the job for free in order to gain more experience, only to be mocked and denied. .
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This past May he applied to the Institute of Fire Engineers in the UK 🇬🇧 to become recognized as a member (second highest rank) which acknowledges his experience and education. It’s a rigorous application process and takes months to be vetted and find out if you’re approved. He also went to the IAAI conference in Texas to learn more and network even though it’s completely out of his comfort zone. 👇👇👇👇 go to comments to finish the story.

A few photos from my week at FETI for Fire Investigator I Certification. Super intense and an amazing learning experience. Truly awesome class! 🔥 #forensicfirescenereconstruction 😉 #fireinvestigator #lsufeti

Want an awesome job as a fire investigator! We are hiring! Apply today! http://ow.ly/aL7430kS25R #WeAreHiring #Arson #ArsonInvestigator #FireInvestigator #Jobs #HarrisCounty #FireMarshal

Before and after pictures of our Fire Investigation truck! Keep things organized!! #fireinvestigator #organizationiskey #oncallfireinvestigatorlife

When you try to avoid the news crew and still get caught on the news! 😒#firefighter #fireinvestigator #diggingascene #causeandorigin #smoke #flames #commercialstructurefire #michigan

#Firefighter Mike Grillo, of the #Cohanzie #FIreCompany, carries a #FireHose pack, as the #Waterford #FireDepartment, along with the #FireInvestigator, operate on the scene of a possible #structurefire, as smoke was reported inside #ToysRUs, on the last day the store is open, in #WaterfordCT, #CT. The issue was found to be a malfunction in a roof top #HVAC unit.

#Firefighters, from the #Cohanzie #FireCompany, along with the #FireInvestigator, operate on the scene of a possible #structurefire, as smoke was reported inside #ToysRUs, on the last day the store is open, in #WaterfordCT, #CT. The issue was found to be a malfunction in a roof top #HVAC unit.

#Firefighter Chris Myers, from the #Cohanzie #FireCompany, along with #Waterford #FireInvestigator Jeff Lathrop, operate #TowerLadder W55, on the scene of a possible structure fire, as smoke was reported inside Toys R Us, on the last day the store is open, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Waterford, CT. The issue was found to be a malfunction in a roof top HVAC unit.
www.cohanziefireco.org
#FD #FireDepartment  #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters  #JobTown #Firefighters  #Firefighting #VolunteerFireDepartment  #NLCT  #EMS

#Firefighter Mike Grillo, of the #Cohanzie #FIreCompany, carries a #FireHose pack, as the #Waterford #FireDepartment, along with the #FireInvestigator, operate on the scene of a possible #structurefire, as smoke was reported inside #ToysRUs, on the last day the store is open, in #WaterfordCT, #CT. The issue was found to be a malfunction in a roof top #HVAC unit.
www.cohanziefireco.org
#FD #FireDepartment  #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters  #JobTown #Firefighters  #Firefighting #VolunteerFireDepartment  #NLCT  #EMS

#Firefighters, from the #Cohanzie #FireCompany, along with the #FireInvestigator, operate on the scene of a possible #structurefire, as smoke was reported inside #ToysRUs, on the last day the store is open, in #WaterfordCT, #CT. The issue was found to be a malfunction in a roof top #HVAC unit.
www.cohanziefireco.org
#FD #FireDepartment  #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters  #JobTown #Firefighters  #Firefighting #VolunteerFireDepartment  #NLCT  #EMS

Today’s #TacticalTuesday featuring UL FSRI Director, Steve Kerber, focuses on how fire development changes when a fire becomes ventilation limited.

One of the first things every firefighter learns about fire is the fire triangle. Fire needs fuel, heat and oxygen to survive. Fire growth is definitely related to the amount of fuel and heat that is available, but it is the amount of oxygen that is making the difference in how fast the fire is allowed to release heat. Control the oxygen, and you have control of the fire. .
https://vimeo.com/276277408 (full video) .
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#firedynamics #firefighter #fireresearch #firedepartment #firescience #fireprotectionengineer #fireinvestigator #ulfsri

Today I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with Senior Inspector Bob Lemons and his beautiful family. He is not only a great friend, but mentor, instructor, and 30 year veteran of Boca Raton Fire Rescue. He will be retiring from service on Friday and will be taking with him an incredible amount of knowledge and experience. We are fortunate to have him as an integral part of the WWESI team. #goodbyetensionhellopension #retired #firefighter #fireinstructor #fireinspector #fireinvestigator #bocaratonfirerescue #brotherhood #family #chiefmiller #firnatinetrain @brotherhood_of_firefighters @floridafirefightersafety @chief_miller @firnatinetrain @firefightersunmasked @firefighters_daily @citybocaraton

We do embroidery too! We supplied the Ga Fire Investigators Assn with 290 zippered jackets for their recent convention. Let us know how we can help you promote your organization!
#embroidery #uniformembroidery #embroideredpatch #embroideredjacket #firefighter #investigator #fireinvestigation #fireinvestigator #mcdonoughga #workwear #workuniform #macteesinc #nofilter

TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS WEB SERIES: EP. 4 – FIRE FLOWS FROM HIGH PRESSURE TO LOW PRESSURE .
In Episode 4, check out UL FSRI Director, Steve Kerber, as he talks about how gases flow from high pressure to low pressure and how ventilation can impact the flow path. .
https://vimeo.com/275679176 (full video) .
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When you’re on the fireground, it is important to understand the basic fire dynamics principle that gases flow from high pressure to low pressure. As a fire burns in a compartment, hot fire gases expand resulting in an increase in pressure. When a ventilation opening is made (doors, windows, roof) a low pressure exhaust is created, allowing gases to flow toward the low pressure outlet.
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A flow path is the volume between an inlet and an outlet that allows the movement of heat and smoke from the higher pressure within the fire area toward the lower pressure areas accessible via doors and window openings. When you make ventilation changes to a structure, the flow of gases can either be used to for your tactical advantage or your detriment by making the fire environment worse.
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The flow path is the volume between an inlet and an outlet that allows the movement of heat and smoke from the higher pressure within the fire area toward the lower pressure areas accessible via doors and window openings. When you make ventilation changes to a structure, the pressure changes the flow path of the fire and can either be used to for your tactical advantage or your detriment by making the fire environment worse.
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There is no silver bullet tactic for structure fires and these considerations are meant to increase the knowledge
of the fire service and to be incorporated into training and procedures, if deemed applicable.
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Follow @UL_FSRI on social media and share the videos with your fire service friends using #TacticalTuesday.
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#firedynamics #firefighter #fireresearch #firedepartment #firescience #fireprotectionengineer #fireinvestigator #ulfsri

Some like it hot when the heat is on! 🎶 #arson #fire #fireinvestigator #cfi #leo

(Full video on our Facebook Page!) In order to understand what we are sharing on #TacticalTuesday, it is important to have a grasp on some basic fire dynamics. Check out our Understanding the Basics video featuring Robin Zevotek as he discusses the differences between heat release rate vs. temperature and how it applies to today's modern fireground.

A Tactical Consideration is an evidence based concept for the fire service to consider implementing into their department to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and increase knowledge to accomplish their mission. With all of the measurements made during UL FSRI experiments as well as the vast experience of our project technical panels, several consistent themes have emerged that may be helpful to the fire service. Each of these themes is packaged as a tactical consideration with supporting text and visuals.
The application of tactical considerations depends upon many factors such as: * building structure and geometry
* capabilities and resources available to the first responding fire department
* availability of mutual aid

There is no silver bullet tactic for structure fires and these considerations are meant to increase the knowledge
of the fire service and to be incorporated into training and procedures, if deemed applicable.
Follow @UL_FSRI on social media and share the videos with your fire service friends using #TacticalTuesday.
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#firedynamics #firefighter #fireresearch #firedepartment #firescience #fireprotectionengineer #fireinvestigator #ulfsri

4 years. April 12, 2016 was the last strongman competition I did. It was a ton of fun. I miss training in the sport of strongman badly. There isn’t a gym that’s close that does strongman training. Luckily, a friend doing the competition has some equipment to play with. It’s on! Bring on some strength!
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I can’t Wait!

500# deadlift. FAILED. 🤷‍♂️. Today’s training was the Crossfit Total.
1 Rep Max Back squat, Into
1 Rep Max Strict Press, Into
1 Rep Max Deadlift.
Add the total of each lift to get your “Crossfit Total”
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I have a goal of 500 pounds on the deadlift. I tried. Close. I got it further than last time. 💪
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You’re not always going to be successful. It’s much like the scale vs fat loss. When you do fat loss right, you will not lose weight every day. It will fluctuate, with an overall downward trend. Many factors go into it, sleep, previous training, food, and proper recovery.
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I will get that 500. And soon! I’ll probably be more successful in testing the deadlift by itself.
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Until then, I’ll keep recovering by using the post-workout stack from 1stPhorm. That stuff is truly amazing. If you’re interested in checking it out, click the link in my bio or send me a DM.
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Oh, I did PR my total. 1,082.5 pounds.

Remember the post about donuts? Ha! I think this is Devine intervention?
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I’ll get coffee or donuts for the kids. 🍩
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That aside, this gift card means the world to me. You may or may not know, I’ve been an assistant coach on my son’s t-ball team. It’s been a blast. .
Luke is a good kid, full of energy. I’ve worked with him to throw overhand, be “baseball ready” and focus on the game. As best 5-year-olds can.
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I certainly didn’t volunteer to get gifts. I truly love showing kids love and attention. They crave it. Encouragement and accolades all the way. .
I was truly humbled, to say the least.

Donuts.
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I love them. My in-laws have come into town for a few days. My father in law ALWAYS needs to get 🍩 for my kids...
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I come home from working the overnight and some overtime, and these were greeting me in the face. Normally, I’d indulge which would lead to a day of bad choices.🐷
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There’s nothing wrong with donuts. Everything in moderation, right?
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For me, I know donuts are a trigger. And right now, my goals are way bigger than the flavor of that donut. I’ll eat one again, just not for a while.
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What are your trigger foods, and what do you do to overcome them? Let me know! If you want help or someone to check in on your progress, feel free to DM or email me!

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