What is to be said of an effective and efficient crew of firefighters on an apparatus, in a firehouse, or on a particular shift; What is it that forms this synergistic effect between personnel? You know it when you don’t see it, right? We’ve all grumbled beneath our frustrated breath at some point over a…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2018 at 5:34pm
Are you the kind of company officer that provides guidance, leadership and mentoring?
Do you barricade yourself in your room all day and night only to come out for calls, food and toilet time, and when your relief man comes in?
Are you taking the time to explain and teach the probies assigned to you and your house about the intricacies and nuances of the job at EVERY opportunity?
Are you quick to dismiss inquiries and curiosities, rush back to the barn so you…
Posted on January 2, 2018 at 2:00pm
On October 27th, my youngest son (center) joined the ranks of the Hartford Fire Department, as did his brother ten years prior, and as I did back in 1988. I had 8 weeks of training and the rest was ON THE JOB as they used to say! My youngest just endured 16 weeks of comprehensive training, testing, and certification to become the best trained, prepared, and ready to work firefighter that the modern fire service has to offer. We have come a long way in this endeavor to protect and serve,…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2017 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments