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Company Officer Development

If you ask almost any training officer, chief officer, or even line company officer what one of the biggest training shortfalls in their organization is, somewhere toward the top of the list will often be officer development.  Some of the responsibility for officer development lies with the organization itself, with formalized training and mentoring programs for new or prospective company officers.  But after initial training and orientation into their new position, the…


Posted on July 4, 2016 at 11:16am

Studying the Past

One of the less well-defined roles of a Company Officer (or even a senior firefighter mentoring younger members) is that of unofficial fire service historian.  Sometimes in the whirlwind of EMS protocols, WMD training, fire dynamics, probationary check-off packets, apparatus operator approvals, and myriad other training requirements that are placed upon today’s firefighters, the “where we came from” and “how we got here” sometimes get lost in the fray.  The Company…


Posted on April 16, 2016 at 3:44pm

Cold Weather Tip: Sprinkler Valves

In a winter-time cold snap, it’s inevitable that departments will be called to respond to numerous broken water pipe incidents.  Almost every firefighter in the country can find at least a handful of sprinkler-protected buildings in their response area.  While we can certainly all agree as firefighters that sprinkler systems are a tremendous benefit to life safety,…


Posted on February 10, 2016 at 9:13am

Training Tip: Build a House in 30 Minutes

Training Tip:  Build a House in 30 Minutes

Lt. Brad French


Almost every jurisdiction in the United States has some form of active building construction going on at any given time.  Whether it be a new housing development on the edge of town, some urban in-fill housing spattered throughout an older residential district, or just simply a random house going up on a…


Posted on November 18, 2015 at 2:22pm

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