The Four B’s of the 360

Read any NIOSH report and failure to do a 360 is usually mentioned as a contributing factor. Unfortunately this has turned the 360 into a check box item rather than something to do in order to gain the entire fire ...

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Leadership Tunnel Vision

Webster’s Dictionary defines Tunnel Vision as: constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision   extreme narrowness of viewpoint : narrow-mindedness; also : single-minded concentration on one objective In the Fire service, we often associate “tunnel vision” ...

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Hot Zone Fire Ground Concept

There has been a lot of talk lately about cancer prevention. Everything from washing gear, wash your hood Sunday, “baby wipes” has been put out on the table. We keep our gear in a separate room, we attach tubes to ...

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FDIC 2017 My Story

Another FDIC has come and gone and what an FDIC it was! I have attended FDIC several times starting in 2001, I even attended the old FDIC East in Atlantic city twice. After going about 6-7 years in a row ...

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Chalk Saw Drill

The above video is a description of a simple drill you can utilize at your firehouse to practice roof ventilation with limited resources. While nothing can ever take the place of venting a real roof, those chances are few and ...

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Leading From The Middle

“You are trying to do the hardest thing possible, you are trying to lead from the middle” Chief Andrew Baxter *The above quote was told to me by Chief Baxter at a low point in my fire service career. I ...

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