Tag Archives: communicating

Making Johnny a Poor Rescuer and Reader

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Hey, I ‘like’ you, but I don’t ‘like like’ you, if you know what I mean.

Expect Fire: BostonAlarm Activation Becomes Smoke Showing

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It’s never just smells and bells.

A New Approach to After-Action Reports

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Leave behind the baggage of rigid critiques and traditional counseling methods and make better use of what we know works for firefighters.

The Firehouse Kitchen,aka “In-House Training Academy”Send Us Your Meal Time Pics

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Let us know how your house is a “firehouse” and not just a place to work.

Video Discussion: Brooklyn Box 0212All Hands at Coffee Shop Fire

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Here we are in front of the reported fire building. During our approach, what type of building did we determine to have?

2012 Maydays

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A year of communication we hate to hear, but train to say.

Warren Working:First Due Truck to the Working House Fire

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Corner room and some questions to toss out to your crew.

Helmet Cam Perspective:Training Questions

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Rote training produces rote responses and as such the mind isnt challenged to think in different ways. Use this video and the questions to challenge yourself and the firefighters you work with.

San Francisco Working:Audio, Video of Four-Alarm Fire on Ocean Avenue

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Backdraft reportedly blew a fireball nearly across the street.

Mayday Transmitted During Reading Apartment Fire

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“I believe I’m at the stairwell on the Walnut Street side, but I’m stuck in here. On the fire floor, can’t get out of this spot and I’m burning up in here.”

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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.”
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Burton Clark
Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?
All we need is one lesson with two parts. Follow all the S.O.Ps 100% correct, 100% of the time. Reason, anything less can get you and others killed. It also makes you a professional and defines a good firefighter.
2014-08-29 13:43:35
John Pignataro
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bravo sir ...This battle began in the early 1990's having been a career DC Fireman for 30 yrs and a still active volunteer fireman for 37 the mentality has changed since 1977. Your article is clear and to the point but I am afraid the fire service maybe lost to the folks who preach the…
2014-08-23 01:12:28
Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
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