HOT classes, classroom workshops, parties, pipes and drums, an amusement park worth of apparatus and gear. This is only a fraction of things that can be found every April in Indianapolis. Thousands of firefighters flock to the Midwestern city every year to train, to educate, to celebrate, to shop and to pay respect to their brothers…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2016 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment
Its not very often that your suburban or rural community gets the chance to spec out or build a new piece of fire apparatus. Especially in recent years with all of the economic hardship, many organizations have gone through the painstaking process of refurbishing older apparatus to extend their life cycle. Fortunately, my organization was able to justify the purchase of a new aerial device (for all of you die-hard truck guys, I know it's a quint, its a necessary…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2015 at 1:30pm
Note: This article is written from a suburban perspective for suburban firefighting.
Suppression culture. The most interesting and dynamic part of the fire service in recent years, that is becoming the most debated topic within the fire service. From the concept of "hit it hard from the yard"…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:43pm