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Easy-Button Firefighting

  There is no magic bullet, by Capt. Dave LeBlanc

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On-Duty Death Followup: Arkansas Fire Chief Sluggish and Disoriented

  Victim suffered a fatal heart attack during medical evaluation

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Tactical Craftsmen

  Tools may change but basics remain

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August 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

  Crashes claim the majority of these volunteers

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Humpday Hangouts: 2014 Edition

  First set of Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine video chats

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July 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

  Searching for occupants is what one of the six victims was doing

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Brooklyn Working: Videos of Four-Alarm Worker in East New York PLUS Mayday Attitude

  Fire on two floors of a three-story occupied multiple dwelling

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Who Looks After The Victims?

  If you are changing the mission you better let the citizens know – Captain Dave LeBlanc  

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National Fireman’s Journal, Fire Engineering – The Industry’s ‘Senior Man’

  Imagine the culture discussions the early editorial board had

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Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III

  Final in Series by Captain Dave LeBlanc

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Ron Ayotte
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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