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February 2015 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

  Three dead due to vehicles and one in a structural collapse

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  “If everyone on the Team was like me, what kind of Team would it be?”  

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Advancing Hoselines

  Not what you think, or read at first glance  

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Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots

  The musings of a confused firemen firefighter

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Holding 1&1: First Due Engine Officer Discussion

  You and your engine company are on the scene

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Andy Fredericks Training Days: High Noon

  Don’t delay! This sells out fast

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Rhetorical Lesson No.13: Do Large Departments Get a Pass?

  If this were in the suburbs, what would the reaction be?    

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Studie$ and Report$

The complicated issues surrounding what you need to do the job

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January 2015 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

The good news is no one died inside a burning building

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On The Job

  It’s more than runs and workers; It’s your attitude

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Comments
Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
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