Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Piepenburg Apr 30.
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kriska Aug 25, 2011.
Started Jan 7, 2010
The Fire Service as we all know it has many debates that we all take part in. Smooth Bore versus combination/fog, PPV or not to PPV, leather helmet or “plastic” you know those timeless debates that seem like they will never go away.
One of those debates that I know occurs in many firehouses is in regards to portable radios. Do you carry them on a strap with a lapel mic over or under your jacket? Do you use the radio pouch on your jacket with or without a lapel…Continue
Posted on March 4, 2013 at 4:34pm — 20 Comments
Even though Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is not a four letter word it has definitely caused many four letter words to be spoken from myself and I predict from many of you. Every call offers us great opportunities but it’s up to you to capitalize on those opportunities.
If you haven't embraced EMS at this point you are no longer behind the eight ball you are behind the whole rack of balls. EMS being a trend or the next new thing to do for our citizens has long passed. EMS is the…
Posted on October 25, 2012 at 9:07am
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 1:28pm
The announcement for the September 12th Fire Engineering Blog talk radio, The P.J. Norwood Show has been released.
I am doing something a little unique to get the message of the show out to you. Would you like to subscribe to this list?
My goal is to send no more then five e-mails similar to the one below per month. The emails will be to announce and remind you of the show. Provide you with the live and archived show links as well as other important information. The…Continue
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments
I rarely venture into writing about leadership as I still consider myself a student and not necessarily a teacher when it comes to leadership education. However during a recent travels and visits with firefighters I have yet to find a firehouse where someone does not complain about the boss. Routinely, the same common denominator is present. The "officer" was never educated to be an officer. So the decisions he or she are making are not based on best practices. They are based on…Continue
Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:37am — 6 Comments