Tag Archives: “First Due Blog Carnival”

First Due Blog Carnival 6th Ed.”Social Media Policy”

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A slim roundtable of thoughts about social media policies. Maybe it’s not a problem after all?

“Social Media Networking Policy”Response to First Due Blog Carnival

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It is really quite simple. Prepare for the worst, teach what is expected, reward or punish the result.

6th Ed. First Due Blog Carnival:Call For Policy

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Everyone has an opinion about all these social media problems, but do they have a workable solution?

4th ed. First Due Blog Carnival

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Interesting agendas from contributors concerned about firefighter safety.

National Fire Chief

Don’t worry. I don’t believe I’d be kept on the job for very long.

First Due Blog Carnival:Wanted: National Fire Chief

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Suppose you were the next USFA chief. Seriously.

‘Tear it Apart’, Sharing the Wealth

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Andy Fredericks was right, “Research, research, research.”

First Due Blog Carnival, 2nd Ed.”Influential Fire Reports”

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We asked you to share what firefighting report made a personal impact on how you operate as a firefighter or fire officer.

Inside the Mind,Influential Fire Reports

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Many personality traits influence the type of firefighter or officer you are. Some you have no clue of.

Influential Fire ReportsUnderstanding the Routine Fire

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“A common thread to all of them is how such a routine fire can end in the death of one of our own.”

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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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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
Dave
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
Thanks for having the stones to put this info. out there. If through your efforts and others we can save one brother or sister then you have made a positive change in the fire service and that is really what we should all aspire to do in one way or another.
2014-08-13 14:00:30
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