Acting Officer Information
In general try to simply maintain the current culture of the station. Do not try to change things for the sake of making an impression; it usually does not go well. The crew is highly trained and well disciplined. The goal of the acting officer is to fit into that unit. Rely on the crews to help answer any questions if you are not sure about the day to day operations. They will not take advantage of you.
Know that the…Continue
Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:53pm
Beyond the Door
"What Vs. Why"
The Fire Service continues to be the last line of defense for those we serve. As hazards evolve we continue to be the "All Hazards" mitigation agency. Those who have gone before us have created an expectation in the public that we are the" go to" agency. This is what draws a great deal of the people we hire. We must always know our history and our craft.
There has been a shift. We have…Continue
Posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:57am
Bleeding the Line
Many habits are formed in the academy and on the drill ground. Some of these habits are good and some not so good. We try to create a realistic scenario and environment as much as possible during drill. Due to many constraints we are faced with the need to adjust what we would or should really do because “this is only a drill.”
Firefighters are taught very early on to open the bale, bleed the air and check the…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment