I was having a conversation with a firefighter the other day and he was expressing some frustrations he was having at work. They were easy issues to talk about and work through, but something came up that I have heard before. The Us vs. Them mentality or mindset. Us being the firefighters and officers on the line and Them being the chief officers or executive staff in your departments.
There are many things that can contribute to the Us vs. Them mindset or problem within a…Continue
Posted on April 8, 2021 at 9:30am
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…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:30pm
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…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:22pm
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…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment