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Unconventional Preplanning

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Before I even start let me clarify, there is no substitute for getting out in your district. It is the best way to gain knowledge of the buildings currently in your area, and if you are not you should be ...

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What is on your book shelf?

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I am a firm believer that “Leaders are Readers”. With the rapid pace the fire service takes these days, and its transition to more scientific research, and an emphasis on analytical data for decision making it is impossible to keep ...

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The Bear Crawl

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The above video is something I have been working on for a little bit. Riding with only 3 firefighters on an engine it forces the officer to double as the officer and the back up firefighter on the hose line, ...

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Fire and Fuel Apparel Review

For the last few months I have been given the great opportunity to review some products from the Fire and Fuel Apparel company http://www.fireandfuelapparel.com/ specifically the Phoenix shirt sleeve, Taking Care of our Own short sleeve, and Skull and Nozzle stretch fit hat. To ...

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Simple Saw Prop

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If you have been reading his site for any length of time, you know that I am always looking for ways to get great training. I am lucky that I work for a department that has a phenomenal training center ...

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FDIC International 2015 Preview

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51 days! until the greatest show in the fire service kicks off! 51 days until thousands of firefighters make the annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis to learn, share, and of course recharge the brotherhood and batteries of our fire service passion! ...

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The More You Know

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Does anyone else remember “The More You Know” PSA’s from the late 80’s and early 90’s? If not here is a refresher. Remember now? I have been thinking a lot about leadership, decision making, and of course the hot topic ...

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FITFIGHTER Training Product Review

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http://www.fitfightertraining.com/ It is my honor and privilege to be bringing you the review for FITFIGHTER Training. I first saw this product at Firehouse EXPO on the exhibit floor, and it floored me! I am always looking for ways to add more realistic ...

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