Firefighter Rescue Survey Study Concluding, Chief Brian Brush

Nearly three months have passed since the Oklahoma State University, Firefighter Rescue Survey graduate research project has been collecting data on Fire Service Wins. This is the first research project of it’s kind, a paradigm shift from our traditional NFIRS USFA data collection.

Today marks the final weekly update published from the project. The news is good, the scientific data shows “It’s Worth The Risk”, and Firefighters are rescuing significant numbers of civilians from fires in residential homes. The fire service in the United States now has a tremendous number of facts and research between this project, and the completed UL studies. Fire departments now have the ability to make data-based decisions with confidence, and make updates to standard operating guidelines if the data shows it to be necessary.

CF Tactics made an educated guess early on in this study that the results would conclude firefighters are making a significant impact on the citizens they serve. We hope you shared that same thought as a member of our like minded community of fire service professionals.

Across the United States between January 1st, 2021, and March 28th, 2021, Firefighters rescued a total of 829 civilians from 431 residential fire incidents. Of the 829 rescued 630 survived to live another day due to the heroic efforts of firefighters.

If this is your first time encountering this data, review it, and start a conversation with your fellow firefighters about your plan for encountering a victim. As referenced in previous articles about the project, when arriving on the scene of a fire we must anticipate that:

  • Single Family Home Fires will have more than one victim.
  • Multi-Family Home Fires will have nearly three victims.

Listed at the end are a number of additional articles CF Tactics has published about the Firefighter Rescue Survey project, and real life GRABS.

While the last three months served as the data collection period for this study, we look forward to the final published research project results with any additional arguments or conclusions. See additional Firefighter Rescue Survey links below the CF Tactics articles.

Firefighter Rescue Survey Update, Chief Brian Brush, The Initial Results Are In

After two months of data collection, the results from the Firefighter Rescue Survey graduate research project continue to justify “It’s Worth The Risk”. Firefighters are rescuing significant numbers of civilians from fires in residential homes. We congratulate these Firefighters for putting the civilians first and providing them a chance to live another day.

To keep our readers in touch with this important data, We feel it is important for our readers to have direct access to Chief Brush’s most recent posts to influence and motivate those throughout their chain of command to put the citizens first. CountyFireTactics.com has created a page right here on our site for you to find the most recent updates from Firefighter Rescue Survey.

Across the United States between January 1st, 2021, and February 28th, 2021, Firefighters rescued a total of 594 civilians. Chief Brush has coined these statistics as “Fire Service Wins”. This is the first time someone has academically tracked this type of data.

  • 282 people rescued from Single Family and Mobile homes
  • 312 people rescued from Multi-Family dwellings
  • 10+ people rescued daily for the past eight weeks.

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CF Tactics Command & Control, Fitness, Family, Friends, Firemanship, Pensacola Beach FL

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Pensacola Beach Florida is getting off the couch, and the open sign is now lit for fitness, friends, family, and firemanship in the Spring of 2021.

The Gulf Coast Marathon is the first of two physical fitness events during the month of April 2021. The other event is the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge.

On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 7:00 am CDT, Run Pensacola’s 12th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon and the 9th Annual Quentin Cooper Liver Life 5K will be held on Pensacola Beach. Run alongside white sand and Gulf-front views in memory of a senior at Gulf Breeze High School who lost his battle with liver cancer on May 26, 2013. Proceeds from the race each year are put into an account for students in similar situations.

1/2 Marathon Registration $65.00 …… 5 kilometer Registration $35.00

Join Chief Curt Isakson and his amazing wife Jessica as they continue their movement, of improvement, inspiration, and community support.“It’s Worth The Risk” to arrive a day ahead of the seminar, make a move, and participate with the Isakson’s in the Half Marathon or 5k as they both have Run or Walk options.

After you arrive at the joint finish line in front of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, you will have the opportunity to network with the Isakson’s and like-minded people for a post-race social.

$225 with 'FIRST20' Discount Code ……Full Registration Investment $299

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HROC Pensacola Beach, Forcible Entry, Door Control, FDNY Rescue 1, Captain Morris

FDNY Rescue 1, Captain Robert Morris (ret), lead the FDNY Engine Co. and Truck Co. Operations Hands On Training (HOT) Track last week at County Fire Tactics annual High Rise Operations Conference (HROC), at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center.

The forcible entry and door control training video below is only a glimpse of the amazing training nuggets FDNY Captain Robert Morris (ret), FDNY Captain Rex Morris, and other instructors provided the 100’s of Firefighters from across the United States who were in attendance.

When you attend a CFT event our goal is to provide our attendees the most highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors from all over the country who share a passion for making our profession as safe as possible while being as aggressive as possible. Continue reading

Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge, April 2021, CF Tactics, Engine Co Ops, Gallons Per Second

Pensacola Sports is hosting the fifth annual Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge April 23rd-24th, 2021, on the beautiful white sand of the Emerald Coast, at 41 Fort Pickens Road Pensacola Beach, FL 32561. In support of this event and the beach community, County Fire Tactics will provide event volunteers, contribute competition equipment, and sponsor up to five Firefighters Challenge teams.

E-Mail Chief “Ike” at cftactics@gmail.com to inquire about CF Tactics sponsoring your team.

On Friday, April 23rd, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Chief Isakson will ignite the weekend with his popular Engine Company Operations class known as Gallons Per Second. The course will take place at the Holiday Inn Resort and you will learn why it is necessary to think beyond GPM and engage in Gallons Per Second. The focus of the class is on exceeding fire flow needs and still managing water during the crucial initial hose line advancement in an interior offensive attack.

Click here to learn more about Chief Curt Isakson by reading his speaker biography.

Registration is now open through the event sponsor. Columbia Southern University will offer attendees of the Gallons Per Second course 0.3 CEU’s. Course attendees who participate in the challenge and the class will enjoy a reduction in cost from $65.00 to $40.00.

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Brian Brush, Firefighter Rescue Survey, This is going to be HUGE

Over the past 10-years, significant research has been conducted on firefighting operations, tactics, and service delivery. Studies on how we do business when the bell rings and we roll out of the fire station have been authored and published by NIST, UL FSRI, and the ATF. The results of these studies have driven significant changes in the fire service.

But until 2021, the fire service has been missing out on a huge data set that will be the next significant change in how we do business. NFIRS and other data collection programs focus purely on the negative, lost lives, property loss, firefighter deaths, etc. While we know that we have been saving civilian lives in residential fires all across the nation, Brian Brush is on a mission to prove it through academic research.

Welcome to the 2021 Fireground Civilian Rescue Research Project. Hold onto your seat, because the initial results are already astonishing. County Fire Tactics (CF Tactics, CFT) stands with and backs this initiative by Chief Brush. The final results are going to be HUGE, providing evidence to what we already know, that it’s worth the risk. Firefighter Rescue Survey is the first of its kind, focusing purely on saving lives, our primary mission focus.

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Firefighter Rescue Research Project, Brian Brush

Chief Brian Brush with a very important research project on firefighter rescues.

This could be one of the most important documents, with real world data to support the effectiveness of firefighters. When we started firefighterrescues.com this was what we invisioned. Between Firefighterrescuesurvey.com and Chief Brush heading up one the most critical research in recent history, progress WILL HAPPEN. Tactically VES & VES BEYOND THE DOOR making its way into Suburban America as a Life Saving option at Fires 🔥 will save additional Lives. Let’s KEEP PUSHING!!