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
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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