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FEAR 2 by Ric Jorge

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Fixing Erroneous Automatic Recall   In my last article, we defined Fear, Anxiety and their power to run chaos in our mind, and looked at how to Face Everything And Run.

“FEAR” by Ric Jorge

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Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise The truth of the matter is, everyone gets scared. But when fear develops into anxiety around a function of your job (being a fireman) now we got problems. The biggest problem is not how did it occur, but how are we going to manage it? Lets identify: FEAR as an emotion caused by […]

Do You Know The Monster Within?

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Were you ever that “good” at your job?

“Sad but True”Not everyone died in “Those Fires”

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You will recall that we called your attention to an article which reported on a USFA department chief speaking at the Volunteer Chief Officer Symposium.

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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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Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
Ted Nee
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
Excellent and thought provoking article, we are doing a real disservice to young firefighters by creating incorrect mental models in concrete burn buildings. I One, minor issue I saw was the four stages of learning were actually developed by Noel Burch back in the early 70's although the concept is widely attributed (erroneously) to Maslow…
2014-11-14 23:20:50
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