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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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“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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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
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
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