From our hearts we pray for the survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey's wrath and our continued support for our Countries 1st Responders and their support staff of men and women from Texas, nearby states that have brought their water crafts and anything that floats to save lives.
The Crew of Tule Fog Productions
Current New Show on August 17th - The 2017 FDIC Experience continues. If you have never been, this is one of the days you cannot miss and you need to watch this show with Thursdays Opening Ceremonies with Pipes and Drums, Color Guard, Featured Choir, Fire Engineering Editor and Chief Bobby Halton, then, the Snyder Fire Commissioners, Lt. Bastado and the Expo Floor...
Our NEW Webisode is the start of the 2017 FDIC Experience with the Snyder Fire Department in the State of New York.
We followed this department in 2016, you may have seen the 2016 FDIC Experience on this site or on FDIC.com or other sites, if not, you should check it out, then watch this jam-packed show. From learning more about this Department, these firefighters, their continued education and training, new technology and old day tracking that always works, and... the beautiful Hamlet they live in near Nigeria Falls.
You may have seen us filming here for the 2017 FDIC Experience, this one also includes Randy Schmitz, a Professional Extrication Trainer from Canada and one of the Featured Trainers here on the Battalion.
Training is Key...
OUR NEW SHOW - THE 2017 FDIC EXPERIENCE with the Snyder Fire Department in the State of New York.
We followed them in 2016, you may have seen that series. In January we went and visited with the department for a week as they completed their weekly training, some of what they learned at the 2016 HOT, we learn more abut this 100% Volunteer fire department rich in tradition and forward thinking ahead with both modern technology and old school that always works. They check out some new gear and arrive on scene of a vehicle accident not more than a block away... and you may have seen us filming them this week for the FDIC 2017 Experience...that new show will be broadcast in early June...it's all about training.
Battalion Viewers, we are moving from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights at 6:00P.M. Pacific Standard Time...
We continue to have challanges for our shows being authorized by the Departments of the series, they all have been very busy last year and this year. The Fire Chief in Calaveras has had challanges keeping his department staffed and being able to help with manpower and apparatus to help with the fires crossing California, he has had no time to review his shows over the past few months. We continue to do our best to bring you our broadcasts on a schedule.
Be safe out there this summer, you can see what's happening across our Nation, it's not just California that is in danger with wild fires..
Battalion Viewers, we are moving from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights at 6:P.M. PST for new shows.
We are working to bring you new shows every two-weeks starting this Wednesday.
As usual, depending on the Chief of these departments having the time to authorize their video-webisdoes is has been the challenge for years and that has not changed. Case in point, the Chief of Calaveras Consolidated Fire has been busy keeping personal at the stations and helping staff with his members for the fires across California.
This Wednesday, we return with the Fresno Fire Series as the crew from Truck 11 arrive on-scene of two police officers trapped in their cruiser...
Stay safe out there this summer...
The Battalion returns to regular programing starting this Wednesday night with the return of the Fresno Fire Departments crew from Truck 11 as they extricate police officers from their cruiser..
New shows every Two Weeks through the Summer, check the "SCHEDULE" about for updates.
Our Battalion LIVE Feed Broadcasts with professional Trainers from across North America returns on July 12th, more on that next week.
Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families that lost their homes and some that lost their lives in the raging fires here in Southern California.
Have a safe weekend as the Summer kicks off with dangerous fires across the Nation.
We are in pre-production to film with at least three new departments between now and the end of the year, we will be announcing one of these new locations in the next few weeks.
We begin Production this year as we continue with the Calaveras Consolidated Fire Department slated to start filming 24/7 on July 9th for a period of only eight days. We are returning for what we call "Pick-Up" shots for shows that are now in Post-Production.
More info to follow in the coming weeks.
TheBattalion.tv Network Crew
I arrived on Sunday morning to film the volunteers from the Snyder Fire Department in upstate New York.
The crew arrived at the airport, grabbed their luggage, caught a ride, and arrived at their hotel. Short after, they went to the convention center and registered to start their adventure...more to come tomorrow as the 1st Timer joins hundreds of firefighters as they all meet in preparation to load onto the bussess and hit the road for one of the many training locations around the city...
You will see what you are missing, it's a great event, it's some of the best training in the world.
Big week for The Battalion.
This is the Premiere for our first series in the North East, and it's with theSnyder Fire Department celebrating there 100th Year Anniversary, big party coming up...
We filmed with them two weeks ago as they prepared to go to FDIC, produced the show in a week, now on FDIC.com, FireEngineering.com and FireAppartus.com
We are with the entire crew, but one of the firefighters we are focused on is the Commissioner, a long time attendee to FDIC and a Trainer, his class was this morning. He is all about the Volunteer Firefighter and the respect they derserve.
They arrived at the Indianapolis Airport on Sunday, we followed them to their crib, a place they have been staying for years, the registration and the Commissioner as he did his "Tech Check" for his class for todays class.
We are also following a "1st Timer," a newly made Lieutenant.
We will see some training and some at classes, and maybe a little of the Downtown night life.
We will be posting throughout the week.
Check out them out in our NEW Current show and follow "The FDIC Experience" mini-series in the coming months.
You've heard it a million times, but it's so true and what FDIC is all about; train like your life depends on it.