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Who is your Safety Officer

The Incident Commander can fill the role of the Safety Officer with the exception of a Level II or III Hazardous Materials incident. In Tol…

Started by Skip Coleman

6 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Shareef Abdu Nur

Too Many Chiefs Spoil the Fire

On page 5 of the Second edition, I discuss the basic premise behind IMS. The first is that one and only one person will be in charge of eve…

Started by Skip Coleman

5 Mar 27, 2011
Reply by Mike France

Is it safe to say that the Incident Managemet System (IMS) is used the same way in your department.

In my Second edition on page 1, I give my definition of IMS. to me, IMS is a Standard way opf operating at all incidents that your departme…

Started by Skip Coleman

13 Nov 24, 2009
Reply by Shareef Abdu Nur

What would you do if a firefighter tells you no at an order?

What if a Officer gives a firefighter an order to perform a task, and the firefighter tells you no that he/she feels it is not safe. How do…

Started by Matt Peksa

3 Jan 20, 2009
Reply by Chuck French

As a Company Officer, What tool do you carry?

Just a debate going on in my head for a while now. As a company officer do you carry a small tool just for the forcible egress or do you ca…

Started by Brian Dalrymple

17 Jan 20, 2009
Reply by Ben Fleagle

Asst. Chief Test

I don't know if this is the right place for this topic, but I have been tasked with coming up with oral interview/ assessment center questi…

Started by Marty Hamrick

0 Sep 3, 2008

Safety Through Leadership

As a Company Officer, what's your role during combat fire suppression to ensure crew safety? Are you doing anything different to reduce ris…

Started by Christopher Naum, SFPE

3 Jun 20, 2008
Reply by Richard Michitsch

New Officer looking for suggestions

I am looking for some good books or even some good information that anyone has that they can pass onto me. I just became the new LT this ye…

Started by David Klotz

8 Jun 16, 2008
Reply by Marques Bush

Tactical Work Sheets

Our department has only recently begun using tactical worksheets at all assignments. As chief, I find that they are a great help in organiz…

Started by Jay Wieners

5 Apr 13, 2008
Reply by Tony Davis


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