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This group is a place for leaders in todays fire service to come and discuss "all things leadership"See More
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Lou Comenale posted a blog post

Old Dog, New Tricks

Many departments across the country have a in-house maze for SCBA Confidence training.  These mazes are great for instilling confidence for the brand new fire fighter and maintaining proficiencies for the 20 year veteran.  The issue that I have heard not just in my own department but departments across the county in which I reside is, “I can do this maze in my sleep” statement.  A lot of mazes are constructed modular so different paths can be taken; the maze will also be slightly different…See More
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By Mark vonAppen There is a difference you can find in those who stand apart from the crowd, those people of character who just seem to get it. The seemingly intangible quality that sets them apart is something completely tangible.  You can feel it when you touch a book, when you pick up a tool, or when you wipe your brow when it…See More
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