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Forced OT

We have 4 stations each with a crew of at least 3, a Capt., Operator & Firefighter on each shift. Each shift also has a Floating Capt.…

Started by Mark StevensonLatest Reply

Bottle Bombs IED

Here is more information on the water bottle bombs we have been seeing lately. These plastic water bottle bombs spew boiling acid when they…

Started by Michael Bricault (ret)Latest Reply

Get Rid of an Obsolete Rank

Looking to save jobs and dollars, improve safety, combat complacency, and improve flexibility? Flatten your organizational chart and get ri…

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Apparatus/Equipment upkeep and maintenence

We have found in our experience, that there are many different policies for the upkeep of fire department equipment. Some departments perfo…

Started by Kevin Nowicki

6 May 10, 2019
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New Rescue Boat Design

A group of swiftwater rescue team members are working on what makes a perfect rescue boat. You can see us tormenting the prototype at http:…

Started by John Zimmerlee

1 Mar 11, 2019
Reply by milli cater

Aerial Ladder Slide

Is there anyone out there who has been trained, told, or shown how to make an emergency bailout down an aerial ladder? (Picture attached)

Started by Maekin Healy

0 Mar 10, 2018

Daily grind you wish was automated

What is it in your job ( shift work or 9-5 office) that you repeatedly do that you wish was automated? For example you are constantly putt…

Started by Johnny on the spot

0 Oct 18, 2017

How to Become a Firefighter

Fire Engineering How to Become a Firefighter.  Many theories exist on the right path to follow to be successful at becoming a career firefi…

Started by Craig Freeman

2 Mar 28, 2016
Reply by Jim Connelly

Online Training

I am interested to know some of your opinions on "online fire academys". I have looked at several, and they all seem to be a cut and paste…

Started by Eddie Rogers

1 Mar 28, 2016
Reply by Jim Connelly


I need some help, My department has repolaced AFF with a product called f-500. The claims they make are pretty impressive. I have attempte…

Started by Dan Ryan

23 Jul 22, 2015
Reply by Carmelo Dela Fuente

Fleet Maintenance Software

I was recently assigned the responsibility of managing the maintenance for my departments apparatus. Our fleet is relatively small, 2 engi…

Started by Erik Eitel

0 Jan 10, 2015

Building a Team

What do you feel is the most significant roadblock to building a team, any team. From an engine company, station crew or battalion to a spe…

Started by Scott Richardson

115 Dec 26, 2014
Reply by Scott Richardson

Get Rid of an Obsolete Rank

Looking to save jobs and dollars, improve safety, combat complacency, and improve flexibility? Flatten your organizational chart and get ri…

Started by Brian Houska

13 Nov 19, 2014
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