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Kiel Samsing
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Everytime I turn around it feels like I’m being told to change. I’ve been told my thought process is outdated, my tactics are obsolete and, even worse, that I am dangerous. A lot of change in the fire service is driven by NIST /UL research. A lot of beneficial information has come out of that research, information that has allowed firefighters to better understand what is…


Posted on August 14, 2015 at 8:30am

The Little Things

If you spend any time at a fire house, you will undoubtedly hear older firefighters say "It's the little things that matter." They talk about the past and tell stories about tedious tasks (which many new school guys would call “busy work”) with reverence. They talk about detailing brass, scrubbing with toothbrushes, and washing the trucks after every run. They know that every…


Posted on August 13, 2015 at 8:00am

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