Tag Archives: Rhetoric

Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?

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Is over a dozen too many for the upcoming and speed-reading generations?

Making Johnny a Poor Rescuer and Reader

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Hey, I ‘like’ you, but I don’t ‘like like’ you, if you know what I mean.

Updated Rhetorical Lesson No.11:Too Many People on The Roof

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What this looks at is the overwrought cry that comes after nearly every photo of a crew performing vertical ventilation,

Never Ask The Dead

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It lies in pride, a haughtiness that gushes over with phrases of “brotherhood”, RFB-KTF and t-shirt slogans in place of proven wisdom.

Senseless in Indiana

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How’s that pledge thing working out for you?

Defining Aggressive, Part ITasks and Identity

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If a certain word defines our identity and self-worth it is vital to know how we alter such word from its true definition.

Rhetorical Lesson No.10Profiling and Pets

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If VSP is to reduce risk of injury and death it should apply to searching for the Golden Doodle, right?

Rhetorical Lesson No.9:Questions About Risk

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Is placing yourself at risk, or greater risk, an actual job requirement or is it merely suggestive, a part of a culture’s identity?

2010 USFA LODD Report:Don’t Celebrate Too Soon

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If twice the number of your soldiers are killed doing other duties than those engaged in combat, should you be concerned?

Rhetorical Lesson No.8:If We Did it 100 Years Ago, Is it Still Okay?

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100 years ago? Seriously? They must have had some damn fast horses and buggies back then.

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
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