Tag Archives: Rhetoric

Rhetorical Lesson No.13: Do Large Departments Get a Pass?

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  If this were in the suburbs, what would the reaction be?    

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?

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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.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
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