Lt. Billy Greenwood of FETC Services hosted another great show on Tap the Box that showed how and where you can find assistance to firefighters for a firefighter specific mental health issues…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lt. Billy Greenwood Apr 1, 2013.
Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood…Continue
Started Dec 16, 2012
What makes an "elite" firefighter? Well elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and experiences. Now looking…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Oct 10, 2012.
How many times have you heard, "Man, it's like we've got four different fire departments working here!" Many have and we all know the meaning behind that statement. Fire Departments that have 3 or 4 different operational shifts, can often do things each a little differently. You know what I am talking about like differences in daily chores, vehicle maintenance, riding assignments or even operational responses. The amount of "different" can be dependant upon the amount of leadership…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:00pm
We all understand the mission of the fire service. Upon arrival to a given building fire, the fire department’s number one priority is life safety. If we have any possible chance of locating and rescuing an occupant, we must start a rapid and systematic primary search. Many smaller fire departments in the United States with limited manpower are forced to perform search and rescue from…Continue
Posted on February 1, 2017 at 7:00am
Happy New Year Fire Engineering Family. From our FETC Tactical Training Notebook
Today during some down time between runs I took my company out on a building familiarization tour. The tour included looking at a really large, 4 story lightweight residential dormitory being built in our first due. The tour affords firefighters with the opportunity to get out and mingle with contractors, see new…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2017 at 1:30pm