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Forced OT

We have 4 stations each with a crew of at least 3, a Capt., Operator & Firefighter on each shift. Each shift also has a Floating Capt.…

Started by Mark StevensonLatest Reply

Bottle Bombs IED

Here is more information on the water bottle bombs we have been seeing lately. These plastic water bottle bombs spew boiling acid when they…

Started by Michael Bricault (ret)Latest Reply

Get Rid of an Obsolete Rank

Looking to save jobs and dollars, improve safety, combat complacency, and improve flexibility? Flatten your organizational chart and get ri…

Started by Brian HouskaLatest Reply

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How to Become a Firefighter

Fire Engineering How to Become a Firefighter.  Many theories exist on the right path to follow to be successful at becoming a career firefi…

Started by Craig Freeman

1 Feb 3
Reply by Karl Grath

Carmody Combustable Hazards training kit

We have a Carmody Combustible Hazards training kit that we found in our training locker and we would really like to use it. The problem is…

Started by Chris Steeves

33 Jan 28
Reply by Henry Gruba

Fleet Maintenance Software

I was recently assigned the responsibility of managing the maintenance for my departments apparatus. Our fleet is relatively small, 2 engi…

Started by Erik Eitel

0 Jan 10

Building a Team

What do you feel is the most significant roadblock to building a team, any team. From an engine company, station crew or battalion to a spe…

Started by Scott Richardson

115 Dec 26, 2014
Reply by Scott Richardson

Brush Trucks

I volunteer for a small department and we are looking to possibly build our own brush truck. Looking for some ideas or just a starting plac…

Started by Chad Beene

27 Nov 19, 2014
Reply by zachary wolf

Get Rid of an Obsolete Rank

Looking to save jobs and dollars, improve safety, combat complacency, and improve flexibility? Flatten your organizational chart and get ri…

Started by Brian Houska

13 Nov 19, 2014
Reply by zachary wolf

command technician / aide training

Does anyone have any training packages on duties and guidelines of the command technician. Some dept's might call this ff an aide. Whatever…

Started by Anthony Avillo

1 Nov 12, 2014
Reply by Karl Grath

Training on Sunday's

Today at the firehouse (11-2) it was a hard to get the guys to train. Their excuse to me was "it is Sunday". I struggled to get the guys of…

Started by Todd McKee

68 Nov 12, 2014
Reply by Karl Grath

Unique Trainings

Can anyone point me in the right direction to find some unique trainings. Can be anywhere...

Started by Kyle

3 Nov 12, 2014
Reply by Karl Grath

The use of acquired structures for live burn training

I see alot of training videos that use what appears to be an acquired vacant structure for live burn training. Keep in mind that these type…

Started by Keith Addie

12 Nov 6, 2014
Reply by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich

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