God Bless the tight-knit rescue company completing their morning checks, making sure that everything is ready to perform at its highest level. The saws, the spreaders, the SCBA.God Bless the single mother, going off duty after her busy shift on the engine company, driving through the rain to pick up her kids from their father’s house, so he can go to work.God Bless the paramedics who hold the hand of an elderly lady on her last ride to the hospital in the ambulance, as she gasps for breath as…See More
Does your size-up typically look beyond the moment you arrive? With a good working fire, this may be an obvious part of a response. But what about for those responses where we arrive and believe there to be no fire? If nothing is burning, is there really anything to size-up?While a good size-up should give us a clear picture of what we have and what we need to do to mitigate the situation, we must also consider the events that we may or may not actually see happening, as well as those that may…See More
When I entered the fire service as a young man at the age of 15, I had no idea what the profession stood for...nor did I know where I would ever end up. As times have progressed, I have found myself needing to change with the times in order to adapt for the needs of training, education, and being a coach/mentor. We look at ourselves as professionals, and speak about being part of the best profession there is...which it most certainly is!In 1995, being part of the fire service meant the world to…See More
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