“What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”
We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be considered cliché because it is mentioned so often. But, without a doubt and with no debate, it is true!
On July 20, 2016 my department responded to a report of smoke in…Continue
Posted on July 22, 2016 at 8:00pm
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 12:30pm
As a young firefighter at my first career job, I had a captain that made us take a can on just about every type of alarm. Fire alarm--take the can. Odor of smoke--take the can. The list goes on and it became a habit for us to grab the can. During my time there (it's not a real busy place) I never had the opportunity to see what it can do.
It wasn't until I moved on that I became more interested in the water can (extinguisher) that I became a full convert and believer in the…
Posted on May 25, 2016 at 9:35am
Here is a video of a recent FREE webinar about five common mistakes that new fire officers tend make. These are by no means exclusive, but from my experience are committed by many new officers.
-Don't try to change the world
-Don't have an authority complex
-Don't be a quitter
-Don't avoid discipline
I would welcome others that you might think of or have seen frequently.…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2016 at 5:47pm