Lines Off, Ladders Up with Ty Wheeler

Every house goes on runs that the crew just knows is a false alarm. You know it, I know it, your administration knows it.

But the public doesn’t. And when you pull up to that alarm you’re sure is nothing and act like it, they notice.

Today’s guest says that sends the wrong message in this time when perception is reality. Especially with instant online video.

But even more important, you miss a chance to develop habits and muscle memory when you act like the alarm is false.

Ty Wheeler says every fire alarm can be an opportunity.

He advocates an approach called Lines Off, Ladders Up.

Ty is a lieutenant with the Johnston-Grimes Iowa Metropolitan Fire Department with more than 10 years’ service.

He has a managing officer certificate from the National Fire Academy and is a member of the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors.

Ty is president of the Des Moines Area Metro chapter of F.O.O.L.S.—yeah, that spells D.A.M.F.O.O.L.S. —and co-owner of Rogue Training Consulting.

Ty’s article: Lines Off, Ladders Up: A Training Approach for Successful Fireground Operations


1 Comment

  1. Even though I am not a firefighter, I was able to relate to what our wonderful firefighters have to deal with in such situations.
    With great questions and knowledge on part of the host and expertise of the guest fire officer , this podcast experience brought to me a real feeling and understanding of the life-saving decisions that have to be made by our firefighters.
    I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for all you dedicated fire workers.

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