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Recruiting Volunteers From the Fire Chief’s Prospective

How many articles have you seen or read over the past few years talking about recruiting volunteers for your agency,? More than you can count? This one will not be any different from those, but the p... Read More...

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Crew Resource Management

On 1 June 2009, Air France Flight 447 (AF447), an Airbus A330, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 passengers and crew on board. The investigation ultimately revealed that nothing was wro... Read More...

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Ditch the Slogans Give Your Department the Tools

I was in Iowa recently where I had the opportunity to Keynote the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors conference and also make a stop in Council Bluffs to present “The 8 Attitudes of Servant Lea... Read More...

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The Rescue Task Force Concept: Training, Equipment and Deployment

As active killer incidents become more and more prevalent, professional responders must continue to adapt and improve how they react to these situations. Many departments employ specialized tactical ... Read More...

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Using PIO During Active Shooter an Incident

Last issue we learned, from Tracy Caulder, about the benefits of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care during an Active Shooter incident.  Read More...

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Beyond the First 5 Minutes

Doc, do you have a (insert obscure noun here)? Could be anything from batteries to Band-Aids. The role of the medic in the tactical setting has often been misconceived.  Read More...

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Modeling Resource Deployment: Fire Stations — Where, When and Why?

(This is part one of a two part series.) Traditionally, at least in the fire service, we have planned our resource deployment in a one dimensional approach. We usually talk about resource depl... Read More...

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Fire Dynamics: Small Scale Modeling Burns

With so many environmental and regulatory restrictions concerning live fire training within many communities these days, fire behavior instructors from across the globe are discovering a low-cost sol... Read More...

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Heavy Vehicle BUS Rescue

Last issue we looked at the type “C” bus and now I want to briefly look at several of the other types of buses. Type “A” buses are built on standard truck or van style chassis, and most will be found... Read More...

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Charleston 9 Memorial Site: Remembering Our Fallen

On June 18, 2007 the Charleston Fire Department lost nine of its own in the Sofa Super Store fire. This had been the single deadliest fire incident since 9/11 where immediately after, the families, C... Read More...

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Important Information For the Grant Writer

Many emergency services agencies are looking for grants as a way to fund new and current projects. It is important for these agencies to understand the grant AND the grantor to increase the odds of r... Read More...

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What Have We Learned Since 9/11?

As usual you are reading this long after it has been typed.  The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is this weekend, and it is weighing heavily in my mind and heart.  I’d like to spend this article... Read More...

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Avoid Tanker Gridlock with Single Lane Water Supply Setup

Synopsis: Fire departments are constantly struggling to deliver water to fire scenes without experiencing tanker gridlock. This article describes how the single lane water supply setup can help avoid... Read More...

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Finding Your Balance as a Volunteer

Many of us began serving our communities first as volunteers. Some may have chosen to become paid/career emergency responders while others have maintained their status as volunteers. And there are ev... Read More...

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Seat Time or Outcomes: What’s More Important?

Every semester a new firefighter or EMT class begins. Weeks in advance students begin signing up and instructors begin preparing to deliver the best instruction possible. When the big day comes they ... Read More...

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Issue 31.3 | Winter 2017

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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