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Mark J. Cotter posted a blog post

MFA #16: The Rescue Imperative - How to save a life

Some critics of the SLICE-RS approach point to what they see as its lack of emphasis on rescue, as well as its perceived over-emphasis on firefighter safety to the detriment of civilian victims.  Initial drafts of my enthusiastic arguments to the contrary consisted of a comprehensive review of the entire process of search and rescue, including rationales, priorities, methods, and a myriad of other considerations.  My treatise on this topic was beginning to approach the size of a decent textbook…See More
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Jarrod Sergi posted a blog post

It's the Small Things

I was listening to a recording of firefighters explaining how they feel like there is sometime not enough recognition being spread among the ranks. They were explaining how things like a simple hand shake and a job well done can go a long way. I agree with them 100%. This is something we all need to keep in mind. I feel like I don’t thank my guys enough for the work that they do. Award ceremonies and public recognition are all great ways to recognize people. I have noticed during my experience…See More
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Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

To Be Up or Down

 In my years as a younger firefighter, both as a volunteer and during my career training, it was driven home that we enter building fires with a low profile.  More specifically on our hands and knees.  I was never going to question my instructors, the books or the more veteran firefighters that mentored me.  However, the more fires I got to fight, the more I started to question some of that…See More
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MFA #16: The Rescue Imperative - How to save a life

Posted by Mark J. Cotter on November 24, 2015 at 9:55pm

It's the Small Things

Posted by Jarrod Sergi on November 24, 2015 at 3:59pm

To Be Up or Down

Posted by Jason Hoevelmann on November 23, 2015 at 9:00pm

Guest Blogger Alyssa Hurd (My Daughter) :)

Posted by Jeremy Hurd on November 23, 2015 at 3:03pm

Progressive Discipline

Posted by John K. Murphy on November 23, 2015 at 9:00am

Duck on Water

Posted by Ben Ojinaga on November 22, 2015 at 5:04pm


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Are You "Fit" To Lead?

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The mentor effect

Posted by Zach Schleiffer on November 18, 2015 at 10:32pm

Assessing your standard level of competence

Posted by Zach Schleiffer on November 18, 2015 at 10:29pm


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