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Holding 1&1: Size-up This Job

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A first-due engine company officer scenario

Hear That? The Tweet Sound of Engine Company Officer Advice

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A lot of engine company knowledge under 140 characters

Knowledge is Power

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Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte on the responsibility to share what you know

Tactical Safety for Firefighters: False Positives

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Ray McCormack says you come first. Really.

Stockton Fire Video Revisited: The Pressure Inside

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Fire department releases another view of January vacant building fire

Slicing and Dicing with Bobby Halton

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Google chat had more mnemonics than a Swiss Army knife has foldouts

Donít Look Now, But Someone Broke the Cookie Cutter

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Maybe we donít need to close the door, maybe we need to stop screwing around and just get water on the fire!

Brooklyn Black Sunday

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The fire, one which any of us could respond to, was located in the basement.

Fire Behavior or Firefighter Behavior:Peaked Roof Ventilation in Charlotte, NC

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Maybe we should drop back a little.

Expect Fire: Shenandoah, PA Helmet Cam AND Training with YouTube

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The department was alerted to the possibility of a fire in the area and proceeded to investigate.

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Backstep Firefighter

‚ÄúTo provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.‚ÄĚ
Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
Thanks for having the stones to put this info. out there. If through your efforts and others we can save one brother or sister then you have made a positive change in the fire service and that is really what we should all aspire to do in one way or another.
2014-08-13 14:00:30
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