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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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Bill Schnaekel
If Not Us, Then Who?
Chief Ayotte, Thank you, not only for your kind words but your informative response. You had stated that it was a judgement call as to whether or not the initial arriving company officer conducted a quick primary search on marked vacant buildings. I'm curious, would that same officer face disciplinary actions if that were the…
2015-03-23 18:19:02
Steve Yelich
Some Saw Bullshit, Volume IIShared Post from CMD-FD
Gabe- This was a personal pet peeve of mine when I was on the Truck. All you have to do is read the instructions for Warthog blade care and a little pride in your equipment. I always took a trash bag and laid it flat; sprayed WD-40 all over it. Laid the blade on it…
2015-03-19 22:52:36
Ron Ayotte
If Not Us, Then Who?
Bill... your article is definitely something that should be brought up in every firehouse, whether it be in a formal class setting or an informal firehouse kitchen table discussion. I was my Department's liaison to and a member of the City's Code Enforcement Impact Team. Part of what we did was marking abandoned properties with…
2015-03-18 06:28:13
mike clark
Our Riding List
Ric Jorge: Brother, if you could grow a mustache like mine we would look like twins. I had the opportunity to teach with Eric "Tatter"Hankins, E.J. Mascaro, Bobby Haas and Rusty Ricker. Your name came up and the success that you have realized with the SIT program and enlightenment it has provided to America's Firefighters.…
2015-03-18 01:03:20
Ken Hanks
The Dirtiest Job in The Fire Service
When moving up through the chain of command, one better learn the politics of the department and community without playing politics.
2015-03-17 23:38:33
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