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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 shouldn’t 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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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
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