Tag Archives: staffing

Salisbury Working:10 Occupants Jump from House Fire Hours after City Council Rejects Staffing Grant

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Uncanny timing of inept city politics is highlighted by a working fire with people trapped.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Video Highlights Quick Work by Minimum Staffed Crews

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Submitter of a past Backstep article is seen on tape hustling the hoselines.

Real World StaffingRequired Reading for The Front Seat Program on Firefighter Netcast

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We’ll be talking about the nation’s only 2-man ladder company. What? You say there are other minimum staffed companies out there? No way!

Two and Three-Man Crews Entry No.1:Gastonia, North Carolina

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NC engine company sets up their hosebed to make the best use of not only their three-man crew, but the second-due three-man engine company as well.

Two and Three-Man Crews – We Want You!

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Does your wagon driver get dressed and don SCBA, to back you up on the line, after he’s changed that line? If so, then we want to hear from you!

Victim Survivability Profiling.A Clarification

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“Every situation is a situation” and the fire you are responding to is one that you are seeing for the first time.

April at Backstep Firefighter

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April saw discussions primarily centered on risk, sizeup and personal responsibility.

Oregon Working: The Two-Men Engine Company

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For some of you, three on the engine or truck is a luxury. Others at times wish they had three. This highlights a point in our education that I hear and read of many times from suburban and rural firefighters.

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 2011 Firefighter

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What do you think the 2011 Firefighting is going to be? Trained and confident? Or tentative and fearful?

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
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