Tag Archives: tactics

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?

Why We Search: PhiladelphiaOne “Rat” Unable to “Scatter Away”

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I suppose Christmas and the few days after might have been just another day, another day alive or dieing, struggling. Rest in peace old timer, you are no rat no more.

“Broken Rules”Backstep’s Dave LeBlanc Reports on Lowell Truck Officer’s Account of October Fire, Rescue Caught on Tape, Told to MFA Graduates

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What stood out in the Captain’s story was the things that went right, and the potential for things to go so wrong. The first due companies arrived on scene to find nothing showing. These words alone often cause us to drop our guard, to become complacent.

FDNY Working: High-Rise Blanket Deployed on Bronx Blaze

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Fire in Bronx 7th floor apartment jumped three floors.

May I Quote You?

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A picture speaks a thousand words. A well written caption speaks volumes.

Safety In The Abstract

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A department with 3 man companies and 2 and 1 due on the box cannot and will not be able to operate in the same manner as FDNY with 5 engines, 2 trucks and the Rescue responding. This does not change our priorities; it does however impact how we go about it.

“Shhhhh….”

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Another example of how it looks when the garbage man doesn’t get excited.

P.G. Working: Upper Marlboro

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Early morning worker for companies in the southern part of Prince George’s County.

Sizeup

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There’s more to it than interpreting the visual. It involves a state of ‘combat readiness’ and understood expectations along with prioritized tasks.

Tools In The Toolbox

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When the problem is obvious, and the solution is obvious, why do we spend time making new tools?

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