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The Hard Surface Flowpath

  Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014

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Shared Post: Take the High Road and Worry About Your Own Company

  Facebook post from a friend encourages us to always be the better company

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Seaford, DE Working: Initial Attack Photos AND Training for Extinguishment

  First line action at Bloxom School Road fire

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Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers

  “We all thought that since nothing serious had happened before, nothing was going to happen this time out,”

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A Bit of Compassion

  The little things can mean so much.  Ron Ayotte

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Left Behind

  An officer struggles with the sudden loss of one of his men

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Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot

  ” It is the nature of firefighting to have risk thrust upon you.”   Shared post by Ray McCormack

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June 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

  Two tragic apparatus crashes; one provides a sorrowful reminder to us all

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Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions

  No educational value when one of the “sides” of fire service debates screws up

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Brooklyn Rescues Highlight Knowing Your Apparatus Placement and Overcoming Window Gates

  Will you fit? Better find out before the box

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Comments
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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