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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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
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