Archive for June2011

Feel Like Taking The Stairs?

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Put all that ‘brotherhood’ and ‘never forget’ talk where your feet are.

Boston Fire Gear Special for Backstep Firefighter Readers

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A nice little Boston payoff for reading this blog.

Lesson In Awareness: D.C. Rear Tenement

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There are rear tenements and then there are “rear tenements”. How would your department deal with this type of addition?

“Medical LODD Lessons? Screw it, who cares.”

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If firefighting were combat, would we read the lessons on what was killing 60% of our soldiers? What if they weren’t promoted?

Texas 2010 LODD State Investigation Synopsis

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For 12 minutes, Incident Command has called for the victim and captain 10 times.

Squad Company 1 Working: Bensonhurst

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“Battalion 42 to Brooklyn, we have five stores in a one-story taxpayer. Fire appears to be extending to all. Transmit a second alarm!”

Remain Calm, All Is Well

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There is enough excitement and confusion already, if we arrive and start screaming, yelling nothing will get done.

A Nickel(back)’s Worth of Firefighting

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SDFD Truck 1 and Truck 11 forcing entry, completing primary search and assisting Engine 1 advance 2 1/2″ attack lines.

Line Of Duty Deaths. Canadian Editorial Asks Why All The Fuss?

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“Ah, but they selflessly sacrifice themselves for the “public good.” Ditch the martyr complex. Growing broccoli or roofing a house is just as socially beneficial as apprehending a shoplifter.”

More ‘Bunkroom Articles’ From FDLiveIn.com

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Latest in managing a live-in program tackles the slow times in quarters.

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