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There’s No Place Like Foam

When it comes to hazardous materials, the one class that you will come in contact with more than any other is DOT Hazard Class 3, Flammable Liquids. Flammable liquids include materials such as gasoli... Read More...

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The Active Shooter Threat: Equipment Considerations

The threat of active shooters and active assailants continues. In the time between the publication of the last article in this series and this article, the United States experienced the deadliest mas... Read More...

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The Building Blocks of Hazmat: Don’t Throw Away the Basics

Although math was never my favorite subject in school, when I progressed to algebra — and we will not state how many years ago that was — a wise teacher said that actually using variables and solving... Read More...

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Technology is nothing...

Technology. Some futurists say that the next human evolution will be humans and technology merging together. When you think about it maybe we are already headed in that direction. How lost are you if... Read More...

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Social Media Outreach Becomes Christmas Miracle

Social Media has a negative connotation for some. I’m sure you’ve seen and heard nightmare stories about how it has ruined reputations, careers, business, etc. I agree; it can absolutely have a negat... Read More...

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Engaging Future Leaders

One aspect of my job that I enjoy most is traveling to fire service events and having the opportunity to address audiences who are interested in learning about the work being performed by the Congres... Read More...

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The Building Blocks of a Winning Team

As America’s fire service witnesses the retirements of the baby boomers, it is critical that leadership continues to build solid winning teams. It is important that we drill into the heart of what it... Read More...

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Luck of the Irish (Luck Had Nothing to Do With It)

Last issue I shared with you a sad story about a small volunteer fire department in a small town. Let us all hope that tale of woe never happens to any of you. Read More...

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Fire Station Construction Should Be a Team Sport

Like fighting a fire, to deliver a successful construction project takes the work of many people to achieve your goal. I’m not a fireman and have never been on a fire call, but I assume that fighting... Read More...

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Built to Suit and Built to Last

Everyone wants to know, “what’s the best way to build it” and in so many cases, the best way is hinged on so many aspects that dig deeper than “best.” Recently, while working on a project that had a ... Read More...

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Fire Prevention Getting Closer to the Goal

Fire Prevention Week has been around so long nearly every living American likely has heard one of its fire safety messages. For the past 92 years, during the first week of October, the President of t... Read More...

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Heavy Vehicle Bus Stabilization

First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone and your families a very Merry Christmas from myself and the entire Reds Team. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s and looking forward to... Read More...

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Determining Required Fire Flow

(This is part two of a two-part series.) Last issue, retired Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini’s characterization of fundamental fire attack opened the discussion of “fire flow” — the amount o... Read More...

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Minimizing Cancer Risk Through Station Design

(This is part two of a two part series.) Over the past couple of decades, a silent killer is growing exponentially in the fire-fighting profession. Cancer. The number of firefighting friends... Read More...

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Engine Company Operations — Fireground Flow

In the last two editions of the CFRJ we discussed the importance of the first and second hoselines. A critical element for success of these hoselines is the hose and nozzle combination.  The hose and... Read More...

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Issue 32.3 | Winter 2018

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



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