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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.”
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Ron Ayotte
Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot
Another excellent article by Lt. McCormack!
2014-09-18 21:59:17
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Shawn.
2014-09-09 10:58:45
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Trey. It would be valuable for all of us to do a follow-up later or a look at one of your trainings and how departments are applying the new research and testing the new tactics for themselves. Bill
2014-09-09 10:58:32
Shawn Royall
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Bill, Thanks for saying exactly what many of us want to but don't have an outlet for.
2014-09-09 03:30:10
Trey Smith
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Bill, thank you for your feedback. I would invite you to contact me to learn more about FPM.
2014-09-08 22:20:52
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