As we all know, our job isn’t all about sitting around and reading novels, it can place us at an extraordinary cardiovascular level at a moments notice. Due to this fact, we must prepare our bodies and our minds to overcome this demand to allow us to perform at an elite level.
We have all seen the firefighters who are in excellent physical condition who struggle to perform well at fire incidents, and many wonder why. These firefighters train day in and day out to be able to increase…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:15am
Recently, I was reviewing some fire service materials from a self-survival class, and read about a management challenge known as the Abilene Paradox. The author described how it could affect firefighting decisions, and how the challenges that this situation presents could prove tragic on the fire scene.…
Posted on November 1, 2012 at 7:30pm
Posted on August 18, 2012 at 1:00pm
While surfing the endless world wide web not long ago, I came across this video of a very challenging fire that some firefighters encountered. The point of me posting this video is to make each of you think about your actions if you were first in. How would you address the multiple challenges that show themselves in this video. In both my career and volunteer departments we have the exact same structures and could have the exact same fire occur in our area. This post is meant to cause…Continue
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 8:33am — 1 Comment