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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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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