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Kensington Working:Basement Fires, Ladders and Kinks

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“[The fireground] moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ” Ferris Bueller, kinda.

Denver Working: Apartment Fire, Transitional Attack?

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Is it a weak, cowardly move that says you have no balls when it comes to being an “aggressive firefighter”? Some believe so.

Reader Definitions of Transitional Attack

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Providing a brief fire attack video to pick your brain on what you think transitional attack is.

John Salka and the Transitional Attack

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What is so great about the “Transitional Attack”? Can it stand up to “real-world” firefighting, or rather, firefighters?

The Definition of Insanity

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

“Those Fires”?Maybe Andy Fredericks was Right.

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“Don’t worry about that nozzle kid, cause we [won't] do fires anymore.”

Tale of Two Fires, And One Big Question

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You’re damned if you die and a hero if you don’t, right?

A VSP-ish Result in Pennsylvania

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Hoarder’s house is condemned, resulting in a No-Entry rule for firefighters and an occupant death.

Rhetorical Lesson No.7:What’s Your Point?

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If your baseline defense is “how may fires do you run?” then your argument is weak.

Detroit’s “Paradigm Shift” Jams Gears

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Well, that certainly made an impact.

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Backstep Firefighter

“To 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.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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