LT. MICHAEL DALEY, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, serves with the Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 and he was recently earned the Master Fire Instructor certification from the ISFSI. He is an instructor at the Middlesex County Fire Academy where he developed rescue training curriculum and serves on New Jersey Task Force 1. He is a managing member of Fire Service Performance Concepts and a monthly columnist on Firehouse.com.
Firehouse contributor Michael Daley provides an in-depth view of a very complex and challenging incident. He detrails the formulation of a rescue plan, to the initial challenges facing the crews and wraps up with the victim's removal.
There are a ton of factors to consider when determining an action plan at a structure fire, so it is imperative to gather enough information to make the right call on a mode of operation. During the 360 size-up, clues surrounding the exterior of the...
Frank Brannigan's mantra, "The building is your enemy, know your enemy" still rings true. Lt. Michael Daley shares some hazards and problems he has found while doing pre-plan inspections, construction site visits and more in and around his community.
Late last year, Lt. Michael Daley had a conversation with his son regarding Tae Kwon Do training. His 7-year-old son said "I think I'm good enough for now." While he's only a kid, he probably doesn’t know any better… what’s your excuse?
Under-ride incidents involving heavy commercial vehicles can pose any number of challenges for first responders. Michael Daley explores the types of vehicles you can encounter and victim removal techniques.
Take a few minutes to look around your station and you can find materials for props from ice rescue to water supply to self-survival. Michael Daley offers a number of ideas that can be the basis for your next drill.
Commercial vehicle fires significantly compound the risks that firefighters face at passenger vehicles. From increased and varied fuel loads to limitations with accessibility, this article reviews tactics and strategies.
Michael Daley says Frank Brannigan's mantra, “The Building is Your Enemy. Know Your Enemy,” was drilled into his sub-conscious at an early age, and he continue to preach his words to anyone who will listen.
Contributor Mike Daley offer insighte to the recognition and identification of confined spaces. He talks about monitoring of the atmosphere, ventilation, lockout/tagout and other important components these incidents.
Recently, we discussed apparatus positioning for truck companies at the scene of a working fire, and we approached this topic with considerations towards operating in an offensive mode; that is, crews were going to be assigned specific areas of...
Almost every town in the United States has at least one vehicle service station, but are you prepared for the dangers hidden behind the garage doors? Michael Daley shares a number of concerns for fires in these buildings.
Many of the nation’s fire departments and rescue squads provide technical rescue services to their respective communities. One arena that is very common to many organizations is motor vehicle extrication. While newspapers and other media are...