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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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You Never Know What You Will Find

We all know the importance of getting out in our district, preplanning, etc. New buildings are popping up everyday and we know the dangers of new construction, and how in conjunction with low mass synthetic housing material, and high heart release rates make the environment in which we do business more dynamic and possibly more dangerous.

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Urban Opinion

This one has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and it is meant as no disrespect it is just some thoughts and opinions. I remember getting into the fire service at age 15 and getting ...

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Are we a stepping stone?

Even as recently as my child hood (Which was not THAT long ago) I can never remember someone who got hired in the fire service leaving for other professions. Sure I know people who left departments to go to different ...

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Why Fight Fair?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNPhq5ggoE] By now I am sure a lot of you who frequent the trade magazines, fire service blogs, etc. have seen videos and reports on how new and old furnishings impact fire growth and development. We all know it ...

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IAFF/NIST Crew Size Study

Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard about the IAFF/NIST Study on Crew Size Effectiveness. They published the study, and now have this video explaining and showing the difference. Now those of us ...

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Yes….even more vent stuff

A few days ago I posted a video and subsequent post on Truss Roof Burn Testing. The video was intended to give you the reader a healthier respect for how fast a roof system itself may collapse when challenged by fire. ...

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