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Trevor Frodge

Trevor Frodge is a fire lieutenant with the West Chester Fire Department in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, currently assigned to one of two rescue engines. He is a nationally registered paramedic, fire and EMS instructor, and fire inspector. Frodge is a member of the Butler County Technical Rescue Team, as well as a Hazardous Materials Specialist for Ohio Task Force 1.

Step 1: Back out or attempt to isolate yourself in a room behind a closed door if retreat isn’t possible
A firsthand account of not understanding the burden of command
It is what we tolerate that will ultimately build the crew’s DNA
Engine crews must be prepared to deploy ground ladders correctly, timely and aggressively for rescue
The mission often requires a dynamic loadout of equipment based on probable risk factors and the construction and occupancy type of the fire building
Speedlays provide quick deployment of attack lines to the fire, which is what we need as the fire grows faster and faster on today’s modern fireground
Many new officers want to fix everything right away, but change for the sake of change isn’t a viable game plan
Company officers should take account of our members’ abilities, physicality and mental health every shift
Elevate the NFPA standard with pooled experiences from instructors to create forward-thinking, modern fireground training
Crews should train on implementing IRICs and placing rescue tools, all while following key standards