This time of year I know things can be tight financially, and it always seems like everyone has their hands out asking for money, or donations. However this is a chance to help one of our own. My brother in ...Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2014
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 ...Read More »
Simple Materials Can Equal Great Training
Simple Tools Can Equal Great Training!Read More »
GLOVE UP for PPE Removal
It should be no secret by now that the number 1 killer of firefighters is cardiac arrest. They are happening so often now they have become a predictable event. It is no longer an if it is a when this ...Read More »
Sharpest at the tip ofthe spear!
Ask anyone who knows me and one of the first things they will tell you is how passionate I am about the fire service. I am the guy that spends 24 hours in the firehouse and then comes home and ...Read More »
Wellness is to Training as Health is to the Fire Ground! A direct correlation that may save your life
I am honored to feature a guest post from my good friend Bobby Drake. Bobby is a Firefighter/EMT-B with Hanover Fire and EMS, and has a ton of experience. We met in high school while he was still volunteering for ...Read More »
Firefighter Training Podcast Guest Appearance
I was honored to be asked by Chief Peter Lamb to participate in an episode of his weekly Firefighter Training Podcast. The podcast topic is based on my research and classes on “Medical Mayday”. This is something that is ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
2014 National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Services
This weekend is the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg Maryland on the Campus of the National Fire Academy. The event honors the sacrifice of all of the fallen firefighters from the previous year. There is a candle light ...Read More »
Ground Ladder Tips and Tricks
Sometimes companies ignore ground ladders, but we can do a lot with them. I know with a three person crew on ladders, engines, and squads I expect the driver to be able to work independently on the exterior. For engine ...Read More »