Tag Archives: “public relations”

“They Call You For That?”

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A quick 10-84 and 10-19 for the 10-22 and you can return the specials.


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If your department is unable to meet the mission they are tasked with, you have the obligation to tell those you are responsible to protect that you can’t.

Detroit Working (almost):’Batman 300′ on Patrol

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“The Batman 300 don’t be playin’ man.”

Salisbury Working:10 Occupants Jump from House Fire Hours after City Council Rejects Staffing Grant

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Uncanny timing of inept city politics is highlighted by a working fire with people trapped.

Florida Editorial Cartoon Defames Firefighters

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This is not just a career firefighter issue, this is an “every firefighter” issue.

California Helmet Cams:Hayward and Contra Costa County

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Recent first-person views and why we should push for good editing.

The Vicious Cycle

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We have to get our act together to break this vicious cycle, or there will not be an American Fire Service to pass on to the next generation of firefighters.

Why We Search: CamdenPot of Gold at the End of the Row?

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Demolition crew arrives day after fatal fire, years after neighbors’ requests.


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How many times do we have to shoot ourselves in the foot with “bullets of negativity” until we realize that it hurts?

“Not Gonna Do It”

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It wouldn’t be prudent.

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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.”
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
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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