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Pushing The Envelope

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Do you have the tools and knowledge to “address” the envelope?

“Good Job”

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If your “accidental outcome” is that the fire went out and no one got hurt, you are hurtling down a path for disaster.

Mark My Words

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“Johnny, you’ve got the lawyer spot tonight.”

Detroit’s “Paradigm Shift” Jams Gears

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Well, that certainly made an impact.

Multiple Rescues on Brooklyn Firefighter’s First Day as Chauffeur

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He stopped at the third floor, where the woman and boy were. “They looked like they would jump,”

The Dichotomy of Risk

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The internet will be alive with ideas, thoughts and reasons why what happened in DC and Gary shouldn’t have happened.

But We Train All The Time

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Across the country firefighters are running into trouble inside burning buildings and then fail to act in a manner consistent with their survival. But is it their fault? Or is it a result of their training?

Thinking About Little Things

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Tunnel vision, prejudices, attitude, excessive talking – all can turn a fireground sour.

Tool Choice

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A six foot rake isn’t going to be a big help if you’re assigned to force entry, just as a Halligan may not be useful if you end up opening ceilings.

From Sir Lancelot To Wyatt Earp to Dick Winters, Putting Others Ahead Of Ourselves

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The spirit of the message makes sense, but it a message we cannot follow to the letter, unless we leave the trucks in the building and don’t respond.

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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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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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