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Mentoring, Part 2 – Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

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  Take the time to share your experiences and words of wisdom with others.

A Bit of Compassion

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  The little things can mean so much.  Ron Ayotte

Crew Resource Management for the Fireground by Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

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Safety for the fire service begins in many places, converging at an incident

Knowledge is Power

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Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte on the responsibility to share what you know

Brotherhood

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  Despite the difference of language and 4000+ miles, Brotherhood endures. – Ron Ayotte

Safer Buildings

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Deputy Chief Ayotte looks at a common public misconception I could not attend the funeral of Lieutenant Ed Walsh because I had jury duty. On my way home after doing my civic duty, I stopped in at my local Starbucks to grab a Cafe Americano. Someone in the store was using Starbuck’s Wi-Fi connection and […]

Evolution

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Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte says if you love the job, keep it growing When I got on the job with 4 other probies back in November of 1981, one of the first things we were told by the senior guys as we walked in the door was “you (expletive) new guys are going to ruin […]

Passing The Torch

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  In order to know where we are going, we have to know where we have been

The Fire Services True Enemies

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Fire is just one of the battles we face daily.

Stepping Up

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Take care of your personnel and they will take care of you.

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“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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Ron Ayotte
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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