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The Greatest Risk, Taking No Risk At All

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It is critical that you understand what we used to do and why, what we still do and why and what we might need to do and why.

A Profiling ScenarioDo you know what your next move is?

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“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”

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.

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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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Jon Alberghini, Retired Chief KFD
“Fiyah” Thoughts from District Chief Pettaway
"Know your District". I learned that from Retired Chief Dan Martell, Boston FD in 1974. Always praticed and preached it. Glad to see you are preaching that today. I hope the choir is listening.!
2015-08-03 01:23:25
Joe canavan
“Fiyah” Thoughts from District Chief Pettaway
Just made lieutenant, that's the first fire video I stayed awake for. Keep them coming. I can use all the help I can get!
2015-07-30 23:52:11
Video of Rescue from Fire | FIREFIGHTER RESCUES
Essex Junction, VT House Fire and Rescue Video Review
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2015-07-28 23:13:44
Chester
Fire Photography and Craftsmanship
Nice to see this. Having a game plan is everything. Random shooting seldom gets what you really want. Know your craft. Good job Lloyd
2015-07-18 20:21:46
Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
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