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DCFEMS Management Hypocrisy

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If there were ever an administration to need to issue a “mayday” this is the one.

Collyer Mansion: Washington, D.C.

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Pack rat conditions and a fatal fire in Northwest.

Video: Remembering DCFD Sergeant Carter

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Make it your ambition to never stop learning.

Communications Drill with DCFD RS.3 Video

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Arrival video from D.C. offers opportunity to train on sizeup report expectations.

Biggest Lesson from DCFD Logo Rebuttal: Tact

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We are disinclined to acquiesce to your request.

D.C. Working: Southeast House Fire.Notice the Stretches.

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Not much fire in the video, but two damn good examples of a hoseline stretch.

Life Safety Initiative No.12 and the DCFD

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It is a shame that some of the strongest advocates for firefighter safety have not publicly criticized this plan.

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?

Rhetorical Lesson No.5: Maybe T-Shirts and Patches Make a Difference?

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If the customers and the politicians read, and they do, does what they see match the story?
Does it matter?

The Dichotomy of Risk

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The internet will be alive with ideas, thoughts and reasons why what happened in DC and Gary shouldnt have happened.

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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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