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Unconventional Preplanning

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?

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

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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The More You Know

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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Are You Ready For The Christmas Fire?

I had a post similar to this a few years ago on the old site but a lot of these things need repeating. While a reduction of Christmas tree and Christmas decoration fires has been noticeable in the last few years ...

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What’s In Your District?

Every so often I post a “What’s In Your District” when I find interesting challenges or things that may make “normal” firefighting procedures difficult. I hope it highlights the importance of getting out in your own district and find these ...

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Cancer In The Fire Service

Cancer is a very real thing, it is rampant in our society. According to the American Cancer Society 2 out of every 3 people are diagnosed with cancer every day! This is with the normal goings on of humans. As ...

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