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High Rise Fires: Tips for the First Due Engine


Its visibly clear that high rise fires offer a special set of circumstances and challenges that we will have to overcome and be prepared for. Just look up; elevation alone adds to the complexity. Now pile on building systems, multiple stairwells, complex stretches and floor layouts that will easily drain your resources. All these things are going to have to be controlled throughout the…


Posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:30am

The Golden Rules for a Small Unit Leader

When I was in the military I use to hear two principles reinforced over and over again. I first started hearing these principles after my first promotion. I can remember many chiefs and officers walking up to me and congratulating me. They would offer their congratulations and then they would say two things to me. I will continue to hear these over the next few years that I spent at that command. I heard them again at my next promotion, I heard them…


Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:22pm

Building a Strong Engine Company Culture.

Have you ever heard the following? I have several times:

Any monkey can stretch a hose line. 

It takes no brains to ride an engine. 

Engine work is not rocket science. 


Well from what I occasionally see, I would say that is not…


Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Two Sides of Conflict

I think it is probably safe to say that no one reading this likes conflict. For the most part it is in our nature to avoid confrontation if we can. However, as a company officer you don’t get the luxury of avoidance. You must deal with issues as they arise or small problems will lead to big problems. There are many ways to deal with conflict in your firehouse, but I quickly want to discuss the two key elements that are a part of every conversation, every counseling, every… Continue

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 5:44am

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At 11:58am on March 20, 2014, Bobby Halton said…

Thanks for sending me the invite. your friend Bobby 

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Thank you for the add!  Loved you "Stretch Some Lines!" blog!  Hits home.  Be safe out there!


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