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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.

Lesson In Awareness: D.C. Rear Tenement

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There are rear tenements and then there are “rear tenements”. How would your department deal with this type of addition?

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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 Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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