"I agree. The ego part of the service is a double edged sword. It drives us as firefighters and helps us to excel in certain areas, but it can become very problematic on the fire/rescue/medical call and result in an inefficient/ineffective scene.
Becoming an officer is a daunting task. Becoming a good officer on the fireground is even harder. This group will concentrate on Fireground operations and the decisions that fire officers of all ranks make. I will post scenarios and ask question.See More
This group will discuss extrication issues from A-Z. From training issues,New Vehicle Technology and the latest tricks of the trade. We will share information in order to keep our extrication scenes both efficient and safe.See More
In this group, we'll discuss all things building construction. What are the lessons of recent fires? What have past fires taught us?. What are the developing trends in construction that will impact our ability to fight future fires?See More
No matter what type of tactics or operations your department provides, the quality and efficiency are dramatically affected by the leadership skills of your officers. Leadership is the most important element of everything we do!
"March Roundtable - Firefighter on the Tip of the Aerial-I feel for the initial positioning and direction of your stream it may be necessary to temporarily place someone at the tip. However, this should be done with great caution. The concern is…"
Monthly, I will disect the responses of the Monthly Round Table section of Fire Engineering. After providing some "statistical" data from the responses, I would appreciate your comments and discussion.See More
Willing Hand Hose Company (aka Montoursville Fire Department)
Years of public service:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
very similar to those in other communities
money, manpower, safety, mutual aid ops
MS (c), BS, NREMT-P, Proboard FF, General Ops, Rescue/Machinary, CMO, PA State Fire Instructor, Other instructor certs.
Topics you provide training for:
Fire, Rescue, EMS
Areas of expertise:
Fire, Technical Rescue, EMS
20 years in emergency services, currently work as a flight paramedic, in addition have held various officer positions for approximately 15 years, enjoy instructing and meeting others whom have a desire to improve or advance emergency services.
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