Episode 40: Interview with Ryan Pennington on fighting hoarder fires

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This episode is an interview with Ryan Pennington, discussing the challenges of fighting fires in hoarded environments.RyanPennington

Length: 55 minutes

In this episode I interview Ryan Pennington who runs the website ChamberOfHoarders.com. Ryan has a passion for helping first responders understand the challenges of hoarder fires.  In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. Why Ryan prefers to call hoarded conditions “Heavy Content” and how that term applies to more than cluttered residential conditions.
  2. How to use Ryan’s shortcut of: Identify, Confirm, Orient and Control to improve safety while operating at Heavy Content incidents.
  3. Ryan shares the tactical considerations for operating at Heavy Content Incidents.
  4. He discusses the challenges of keeping oriented during searches and discusses why it’s never a good idea to climb over the pile.
  5. Finally, he shares some advice for how to remove victims from the Heavy Contents Environments.

CLICK HERE to order Ryan Pennington’s DVD
“Hoader Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters”

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Intro music
Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
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