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Incident Command and The First Minute - What Does He Need To Know?
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The process of cognitive decision making is complex and quite rapid. According to research…Continue

Tags: incident command, communications, communication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Schultz Aug 29, 2013.

Training Prompt: Top Floor Fire, Truck Duties

Either assigned to the truck or simply getting on it before it goes out the door, you arrive at a top floor fire. The video above is meant to stimulate your brain and not be your answer or your area…Continue

Tags: communication, drill, tower ladder, ladder company, training

Started Aug 22, 2013

Expect Fire: Burbank Four-Alarm Dumpster
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 ‘Relax, it’s just a dumpster.’ Video below is of what eventually becomes a four-alarm fire in Burbank, California.According to the…Continue

Tags: dumpster fire, Burbank, Expect Fire, size-up, video

Started this discussion. Last reply by milli cater Jan 22, 2019.


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Hyattsville (Prince Georges' County)
Former Lieutenant
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Online News/Blog Manager, PennWell Public Safety
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What is Experience?


In and out, day after day, but what are you doing on each run?


The U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon at Fort Myer, Virginia is responsible for bringing the deceased to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. The members of…


Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am

The Hard Surface Flowpath


Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014


Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm.…


Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:41am

Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers


"We all thought that since nothing serious had happened before, nothing was going to happen this time out,"

AH-6 "Little Bird" heading out on October 3, 1993 mission. (Department of Defense photo) AH-6 "Little Bird" heading out on October 3, 1993 mission. (Department of Defense photo)

"I can just remember Sgt. Eversman telling me, you know, “Moore, find…

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 6:47am

June 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail


Two tragic apparatus crashes; one provides a sorrowful reminder to us all


The following information is a breakdown of the details of those members in the fire service who died while operating "on-duty" as defined by the United States Fire Administration. For more information on this definition and that of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s definition of “line of duty death” read…


Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:48am

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