Lt. Billy Greenwood of FETC Services hosted another great show on Tap the Box that showed how and where you can find assistance to firefighters for a firefighter specific mental health issues…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood Apr 1, 2013.
Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood…Continue
Started Dec 16, 2012
What makes an "elite" firefighter? Well elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and experiences. Now looking…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Oct 10, 2012.
With the recent snowstorm that has blanketed much of the country, the fire service needs to take a look up before we commit to an interior or exterior fire operation. The type of structural materials, design and condition all play a big part on whether that snow loaded roof is going to be a problem. I recently took a few minutes to travel around the area to assess any potential snow hazards I could find. I was surprised to see that more than three quarters of the dwellings in the area had…Continue
Posted on January 23, 2023 at 6:30pm
How many times have you heard, "Man, it's like we've got four different fire departments working here!" Many have and we all know the meaning behind that statement. Fire Departments that have 3 or 4 different operational shifts, can often do things each a little differently. You know what I am talking about like differences in daily chores, vehicle maintenance, riding assignments or even operational responses. The amount of "different" can be dependant upon the amount of leadership…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2022 at 2:51pm
by William Greenwood
What does it take to become the go to person in the firehouse? Time and tenure doesn’t mean that a person has real experience. We have all seen people with 20 years on the job with 2 years’ experience. So what does it really take to become the elite firefighter? Elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort mastering their…Continue
Posted on December 12, 2021 at 8:13am
By: Chief Billy Greenwood; Extreme Leadership Series
Extreme Instructorship - There is a big difference in teaching adults and children. Thus the professional educator in emergency services education must have a solid understanding of learning intelligences. Have you ever been in a class where the instructor was good, he or she had decent material, but they had somehow missed the mark for student engagement? Now I am not talking about many of the obvious minor faults of an…Continue
Posted on April 28, 2020 at 8:00pm