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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“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

Comments
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
Kelly Jernigan
A Bit of Compassion
Thank you for taking the time to write this article. It's wonderful to know others share the same compassion for animals.
2014-09-27 13:53:01
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