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Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich posted a blog post

Leadership Buy the Book

 It is estimated that, within the last ten years; 1,500,000,000 articles and books have been written on Leadership. That is not a typo. And if someone tells you, "I have read every book there is on Leadership", you might want to do a fact check. I mean; the time commitment alone to accomplish that should raise a red flag. Think of all of the authors who believe in their heart that they have the definitive book on leadership skills. How would they know? How would WE know? When the comment is…See More
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Joseph Pronesti posted a blog post

“Watch a Fire Video Without Watching the Fire? And How to Better S.U.T.E. your Size up Training Using Video”

A guide to help your self-study in size up and command By: Joe Pronesti With today’s social media everyone knows that fire video is a click away sometimes we can get video while crews are on scene still. It’s great that we can utilize video and audio from fire events all over the country for self-study and professional improvement and sharing as many videos and their lessons can be of great benefit as long as we are learning and NOT critiquing. That said, anyone watching a fire video is going…See More
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Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD


"FEEL"On this last installation of the look, listen, and feel approach to our search technique, we discuss how, what, and why of feeling during our operations in the residential structure."In fact, some man-made, synthetic, mechanic-stylegloves, which maybe excellent for auto extrication, aremade from natural components that will literally adhereto your skin under heat conditions. Like shrink-wrapto a boat, they will adhere to your hands when heat isapplied. They will add to your pain and…See More
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Leadership Buy the Book

Posted by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm


Posted by Dan Shaw on March 29, 2015 at 10:00am

Night Drills: Are We Training Enough at Night?

Posted by Chad Menard on March 29, 2015 at 9:30am

"MINDSET" on Backstep Firefighter

Posted by Dave LeBlanc on March 29, 2015 at 6:53am

Using Your Crystal Ball

Posted by Ben Peetz on March 28, 2015 at 4:42pm

The Undisputable Truth

Posted by Jeremy Rebok on March 28, 2015 at 12:45pm

Uber Faster Than EMS?

Posted by Mike McEvoy on March 28, 2015 at 9:30am

Ricci, & Norwood: Forcing HUD Windows & Door

Posted by Frank Ricci on March 27, 2015 at 8:39pm

Open Minds and Changing Times

Posted by Ian Schulte on March 27, 2015 at 7:43pm


Video: Nineteen hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings

Nineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze ripped through another on Thursday in what appeared to be a gas-related explosion. Duration: 01:31

Video: Family dog rescued from massive house fire; home a total...


El Paso Fire crews were able to rescue a family's dog from a massive house fire in Northeast El Paso early this morning.

Crews were dispatched to a massive blaze in the 10800 block of Sapphire St. when neighbors saw the fire and immediately called 911 around 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning. When crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the house.

Responding Emergency crews determined that no one was home at the time of the fire except a dog that was rescued from inside the home.

The fire was brought under control by 5:33 a.m.. The home was fully engulfed in flames, but firefighters were able to protect the neighboring homes. The roof of the home collapsed in the fire and house is considered a total loss.

There were no injuries to residents or fire personnel. A total of 9 units and 24 personnel from the El Paso Fire Department responded to this incident. El Paso Police, Texas Gas Service, El Paso Electric, City of El Paso Planning & Inspections and the American Red Cross assisted in the incident.

Damages are estimated at $120,000.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public about their FREE Smoke Detector Program. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and begin filling a home with thick, black, poisonous smoke. In just a few minutes, a home can become completely engulfed with flames. With the advance notice of a working smoke alarm, residents can escape with their lives.

Residents who do not have a smoke detector who live within the city limits of El Paso, own their home and are willing to let the El Paso Fire Department make the installation, can request a FREE smoke detector by calling 485-5699.

Click on the above picture to see the unedited video courtesy of the El Paso Fire Department.


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