I'm going to be real careful about how I word this post as not to offend anyone. But I have to admit, I have been shaking my head about some posts for a while now and regarding some comments to posts.
I know that the new 'stuff' coming from UL, NIST, ISFSI and others is not popular with some, and I'm fine with that. I have no problem with that at all.
I know and understand that some in the fire service may have taken their tactics to one extreme or another for varying…
Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments
I have been sifting through information, articles, blogs, classes, videos and everything in between for the past couple of years from the recent UL and NIST burns and research. We have all argued or debated about the application of exterior water and whether or not this is appropriate or not. While I believe there is a time and place for exterior water application, for me there are some other valuable conclusions or considerations that have not played a prominent role in these…Continue
Posted on August 4, 2014 at 11:14am
Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member:
“As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski
This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get away from you without adding much value to it.
Since you can directly impact the quality of the shift and influence the crew, DO “IT” RIGHT!
Make it the RIGHT way! All of…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:22pm
Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator.
It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key…
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:02pm
This week is Safety Week for the fire service and there will be a lot of slogans and banners posted on the numerous fire service websites. We, as a profession, will blog and instruct on the importance of safety and the initiatives that are part of our fire service culture.
These are all very important and I am not at all implying that these attempts to bring safety to the forefront are not good programs or that the intent is not good.
But, every week this time of year it…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:09pm