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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
On The Job
Dan, If you are willing to listen to advice, I might have some for you. Please feel free to contact me through my email. It is leatherlungs8@Hotmail.com.
2015-04-17 22:40:35
Dan
On The Job
I feel there is not much one can do other then pass all the test and wait. If a department wants you, they will take you. In my experience I have been more then qualified for a position, passed all the test and the person right off the street got the job over me. When…
2015-04-17 20:59:05
jason allen
“Busy in Brooklyn”Lloyd Mitchell Photography
Great photo thanks
2015-04-08 22:07:34
Ron Ayotte
Mindset
Dave... you hit it to of he ballpark again! Every firefighter, fire service instructor and every fire chief should read this...i n some cases, it should be read daily as a reminder of what the core mission of our profession is.
2015-03-29 12:20:59
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
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