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Firefighters Perform Daring Rescue and Second Floor Bailout in Oregon

  Clackamas County firefighters performed a daring rescue and second floor escape system bailout in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 6, 2017. At 3:46 am, Clackamas Fire District 1 responded to a residential fire in Happy Valley.  First arriving units were advised that a female was trapped inside the residence on the second …

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Fire Officer Development Training Class announced for Fall 2017

  All Hands Fire Training has announced a new program that is scheduled to be delivered starting in September – Fire Officer Development training. “For years we have been asked to put together an Officer’s Training Program, given our roster of diverse and experienced instructors”, said Donald Colarusso, President of All Hands Fire.  “A great …

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Schedule your Water Rescue Training for Fall 2017

Fall is generally an advantageous time of year to schedule, participate in, and practice Water Rescue Training in New Jersey and its surrounding areas. The water levels are usually sufficient and dependable, while the weather remains cool and accommodating. Many Fire, Police, and EMS agencies are responsible for water rescue in their communities. These skills …

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Gemtor Harness: Information about the most widely used fire-rescue harness available

Many of today’s firefighters are now equipped with a NFPA 1983 rated Class II rescue harness. Harnesses have become an essential tool for firefighters, facilitating the use of a Personal Escape System, use with various firefighter rescue maneuvers, positioning when working at height, and more. NFPA 1983, 3.3.40 defines a Life Safety Harness as, “An …

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Important Tips When Purchasing Firefighter Escape Systems

Firefighter Escape Systems continue to be a much sought after item for firefighters and fire departments. With many options and different configurations, those researching and purchasing these rope bailout systems need to do their research, ask the right questions and ensure that they are getting both what they want and what works for their present …

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Man vs. Machine Training held at All Hands Fire Training Center

On May 20, 2017, All Hands Fire Equipment & Training hosted Man vs. Machine Rescue training class. This is the same class that  is presented annually at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) and at fire department’s throughout the country. The Man vs. Machine class was presented in cooperation with P.L. Vulcan Training Concepts, based in …

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Firefighters attend Mayday Survival Training

All Hands Fire Equipment & Training presented Firefighter Survival Training at their indoor Training Center in Neptune City, New Jersey on April 19, 20 and 22, 2017. The sold out class was attended by firefighters from both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Day #1 was a classroom session which covered Situational Awareness and actions a firefighter …

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FDNY Firefighter Deploys Personal Escape System at Queens Fire

March 5, 2017:  Ropes used by FDNY members saved multiple lives today, in Brooklyn and also at a 7-alarm fire in Queens. “I was searching the rear bedroom when the fire flashed over me. I had about ten seconds to put it on and get out the window,” says FDNY Firefighter Charles Flohr, Ladder 143, …

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Sterling FCX descender and training available from All Hands Fire Equipment & Training

BIDDEFORD, ME:  Sterling Rope has introduced their second generation escape system descender.  The FCX descender (Fast Control Xcape). The FCX auto locking descender is improved, with the key feature being an Anti-Panic handle. Other features include elevated side rails, improved design for rapid horizontal movement, cam provides superior braking and spring-loaded handle for improved operation. It …

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All Hands Fire 2017 Winter & Spring Training Classes Announced

“The upcoming schedule features our most popular courses, as well as some new programs”, said All Hands Fire Equipment President Donald Colarusso. The programs are held at their Neptune City training center located on 3rd Avenue & Memorial Drive. “We are building on the outstanding success that we saw in 2016, where many of our …

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