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What is Experience?

  In and out, day after day, but what are you doing on each run?

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Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Back to the Future

  People’s lives will hang in the balance. Shared post by Ray McCormack

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Buffing in Buffalo

  Videos and photos from recent jobs – Lloyd Mitchell

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Tactical Safety for Firefighters: A Prevention Message

  “Every fire you go to is not just doing your job.” Shared post by Ray McCormack

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Mentoring, Part 2 – Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

  Take the time to share your experiences and words of wisdom with others.

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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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Comments
Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
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
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Night at the Movies
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What is Experience?
What is Experience?
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