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Newark, OH Working : First Due Chief at Working Fire

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  Video and report of occupant possibly inside at this house fire  

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.

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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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Michael Furci
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Having watched numerous videos, and read the UL research, using SLICERS as another tool to be used sparingly is all that one should conclude. Great! the temperatures from the floor to the ceiling go down. Wonderful! But what all these "SLICER" advocates fail to talk about, which I believe is due to a lack of…
2015-05-19 15:18:58
Michael Furci
Why We Search
To not search would a dereliction of duty. In Lorain, Ohio, like many other cities, we've had fatalities in abandoned buildings and homes. Companies have pulled homeless individuals off balconies and out of windows. Firefighting is inherently a dangerous job. If you don't like that fact, do something else. If you're not going to search…
2015-05-16 14:13:37
Bull Run Retreat - 1861 - Fire Geezer
Firefighter Mentality Revisited
[…] Carey posted Firefighter Mentality Revisited that covers many of the elements missing from the union soldiers at this […]
2015-05-11 11:45:50
Bill Schnaekel
On The Job
Thanks, Greg. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate the feedback. Please be sure to look through all of the other articles here written by our friends. If you're feelin' squirrelly, check out the following sites on FB: Holding1and1 Firefighter Basics A View From the Front Seat Firefighter Behavior
2015-04-28 22:44:17
Greg Hall
On The Job
Bill, Your article hit the nail on the head. I think I just found a new Blog. Thanks
2015-04-18 02:51:05
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