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25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD


25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD

Location: Anywhere you have residential buildings
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2018


The Sunday Preach:

Be Great...

"Did you ever go to a fire where everything went exactly as planned or where you came out and thought you did everything right and wouldn’t change a thing you said or did? The only consistent thing when it comes to firefighting is that it is different each time. No fire is routine and no two fires are ever exactly alike. While you may practice due diligence in an area where fires are prevalent, fire behavior from building to building, from day to day, warrants constant combat readiness..." (Page 8)

Be better today than you were yesterday, and tomorrow better than today... Always remain a student of the profession.

25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and ..

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Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on April 5, 2015 at 10:32am

The Sunday Preach


Spring is about re-emergence, starting a new. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Maria Robinson.

S - 'Safe' defined is 'free from harm,' fires... most often are not
P - Preparation is a key step to create the "Combat Ready You"
R - React quickly to changes in your fire environment
I - Involve everyone in training, for in battle they will all be with you
N - No one likes a know-it-all, be open to hear new ideas
G - Go out and learn YOUR buildings in YOUR response area

H - Help the weakest link on your team become strong
A - Assemble your PPE the same way every time
S - Stomp out complacency, it is a killer

S - Strengthen the brotherhood and foster cohesion
P - Provide avenues for personal growth of your people
R - Remember where you came from & those who influenced you
U - Unify with your surrounding departments, get on the same page
N - Never forget the sacrifices of those who came before us
G - Grasp this moment, for your time in the fire service is NOW

Happy Easter brothers and sisters...

Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 22, 2015 at 9:14pm

The Sunday Preach


"Take a good look inside. Why are you here?" pg. 5

We Believe:

~ Like minded individuals enjoy each others company. As such, they often form formal or informal teams.
~Individuals join the team with a series of their own 'similar' yet 'different' personal skill sets.
~Teams need leaders and mentors and coaches and support to recognize and pair the skill sets of the individuals to the needs of the team.
~Teams need to have unified goals and a common vision for success.
~Even when faced with insurmountable tasks, teams can achieve success with hard work and dedication to towards those goals.

USA, USA, USA... on the 35th Anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid USA Hockey Teams Gold Medal Winning "Miracle on Ice"

Nothing is impossible....

Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 10, 2015 at 3:44pm

Welcome Jeff Price!


Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 9, 2015 at 9:02pm

Thanks for joining and sharing that Frank... Does the department have anything written that delineates when to call a mayday or does it give all the "power to the people"... and let them make their own call?  What may be a mayday for you may not be for me and vice versa.... Looking forward to catching up at FDIC 2015!

Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 3, 2015 at 2:59pm

When discussing the MAYDAY event, what does your job give you as 'parameters' for call one?

Do they give you any advice on what is a MAYDAY event or do they leave it up to you?

What are your Mayday Parameters?

Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 3, 2015 at 11:40am

Well go figure, look who is the first member of the group!  Welcome Chief Bobby Halton, a fire service leader and mentor!  Can't wait to see you at #FDIC2015!

Comment by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on February 3, 2015 at 11:37am

Please help us help our citizens... residential dwellings produce the greatest number of civilian fire fatalities and make up a majority of our 'operational' deaths and injuries.  Help us curb this trend... and share the page... 


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