• Connecticut Custom Fire Training was founded and is staffed by veteran fire service professionals dedicated to providing high quality training…

  • We have been developing our Firefighting courses to meet your training needs.

  • Custom Tool Modifications CCFT staff specialize in modifying standard firefighting tools to improve their functionality on the fire ground. Our…

Welcome To Connecticut Custom Fire Training

Connecticut Custom Fire Training was founded and is staffed by veteran fire service professionals dedicated to providing high quality training that is backed by years of experience in busy department throughout NY & CT. All of our staff are certified Fire Service Instructors who have spent years teaching at the state level, as well as on the national circuit. The focus at CCFT is on tailoring a program to meet the specific needs of your department whatever they may be. We do not use generic “canned programs”, we deliver customized training that applies to your department’s needs. Allow us to come into your department, evaluate your response area & typical call volume, discuss your training needs, and design a training program that will apply to your members, enhance their skill set, and improve upon overall departmental performance & effectiveness.
 

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Having a "Blow Out"

The high pressure airbag pictured below experienced a blow out while under pressure, & under load. Airbag failures are extremely rare. In fact, in more than 20 years in the fire service, today was the first time I ever experienced one. Airbags are susceptible to other types of failures as well. They can be easily punctured or torn by jagged or sharp metal such as screws or bolts typically found under vehicles. They will burn through when exposed to heat in excess of 220 degrees. In order to prevent these types of failures we should be protecting our airbags by placing a wood or neoprene pad on top of the bag, in between the bag & the load. The blow out experienced by the bag pictured here was  a result of age. Older bags, such as this one, are subject to dry rotting when they are not routinely exercised. Airbags have a recommended shelf life of 10-12 years. Over time the butyl rubber begins to degrade, becomes less pliable, and begins to dry rot. To avoid this situation, exercise your bags regularly under load, keep them clean & dry, and insure that they have not exceeded their service life.rsz 1img 2578

"Being Displaced"
The F.E. Wedge
 
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