1-22-17 Run Down

The 90 Degree Vs. 360 Killer/Kink

Why aren’t Firefighters Learning From Science and Research?

#WednesdayWisdom from…FDNY Pro Lieutenant Robert Wilson

If you stand for nothing then what will you fall for? – Being worthy of the badge.

Don’t skimp on checking for extension

Advice to the new officer


4-10-16 Run Down

  1. Lessons from the Fireground: The University Ave Fire
  2. Combating Vertical Fire Extension- An After Action Review 
    “Had the first hand line not addressed the vertical extension up the exterior, the fire could have easily taken control over the attic space and second floor before additional hand lines could have been deployed.”
    “The success of this fire was greatly attributed to the coordinated efforts of all the fire companies on scene.”
  3. Horizontal Drag with SCBA Waist Strap
  4. Modified FDNY High-Rise Load

Thanks For Taking the time,
Ethan Bansek


Remembering The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Black Sunday Fire- FDNY- 1-23-05

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Today, we remember the brothers of the FDNY for a very tragic day we’ve come to know as Black Sunday. On January 23rd 2005, 6 FF’s were trapped on the 4th floor of an apartment building and were forced to jump. Lt. Curtis W. Meyran and FF. John G. Bellew tragically succumb to their injuries. The four other firefighters were seriously injured. One of the four survivors(Joe DiBernado) passed away in 2011 due to complications from injuries sustained on this fateful fire.

3 hours after this fire, a third firefighter (Rich Sclafani) was killed in the Line of Duty in a separate fire. He got trapped while trying to exit a basement at a residential fire.

Please read these reports and learn everything we can from these incidents. Not only read about the fires, but read about these individuals lives. Read about the survivors. There…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of the loyal Pass It On Fire Training Followers I have picked up this past year.

I thank you for taking time to grow with the rest of us.

The New Year will bring some slight changes to our delivery methods here, however I am still following the mission since Day 1, To share and provide information to make everyone safer, smarter, and just a little better.

Also check us out on FaceBook, where we share many more things.

I Thank EVERYONE who took even five minutes to improve themselves through some of my content!

I look forward to more interaction in the New Year. Please Feel free to contact my with anything including Article and Tip Submissions.


Ethan Bansek



All, This is a Re-post of Firefighter Close Calls original post.


Thursday, October 1, 2015 We have a request for assistance, especially for Firefighters that cover the I-80 corridor as outlined below. IF YOU CAN HELP with honor guards, apparatus salutes or just have firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel stand by in honor as the procession passes, please read the below.

The Terry Farrell Fund* has received one of the last pieces of WTC steel. It will be donated to the Colorado Chapter and sent west from NYC on October 21st 2015.

The Firefighters from Colorado will receive the steel at Kennedy Airport and travel west on Interstate 80 thru New Jersey and Pa and spending the first night in Shaker Heights Ohio. Any fire department that can set up an honor guard along the route or assist with the travel in any way please let contact:
or please call Annemarie in the office at 631-846-2742.

Terry Farrell was a father, a husband, a brother, and a dedicated firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center attack. Among the 343 heroes who died that day, he was in Tower Two when it collapsed.
A decorated member of Rescue 4 FDNY and Chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island, Terry was a devoted firefighter who embodied the spirit of courage and giving. The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in his memory to assist firefighters and families across the nation with financial, educational and medical support, and to provide equipment donations for fire departments in need.
The Terry Fund provides much needed relief to firefighters and families facing hardship. The fund also distributes donated surplus equipment to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is made of up firefighters and family members who volunteer their time and energy to help fellow brothers, sisters and departments in need. The fund operates annually on a budget of 1-3% and sustains itself through fundraising and the donations of individuals, fire departments and corporate sponsors. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible.


9-30-15 Journal Entry- RIT Notes

*** Note: This was mistakenly published as a “page” rather than a post. Below is the correct version. Sorry about that

RIT Notes

  • Where Does YOUR RIT Stand?
  • Do You Put Rookies on RIT Teams?
  • It’s the responsibility of EVERY Company to have some form of RIT Training
  • The Majority of Mayday’s Happen in the first 8 minutes of an incident
    • Is YOUR RIT On scene in 8 minutes, set up and ready to deploy?
  • Rapid Intervention is not Rapid