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"Attack from the Burned Side Can Save Lives"
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I have received several comments on about the Article "Attacked From The Burned Side Can Save Lives" Fire Engineering November…Continue

Tags: Can, Save, Lives, Side, Burned

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Haefner Apr 1, 2012.


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Lives in:
Canton, Ga
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Lack of tradition
Professional Qualifications:
NPQ Fire Instructor 2
Haz Mat Technician
Technical Rescue Techncian
Topics you provide training for:
"Attack from the Burned Side" FDIC classroom lecture
"Working in the Fire Flow Path" FDIC HOT class
Areas of expertise:
None- Student of the Fire Service
Sean Gray started in the fire service in 1993 and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services in Metro Atlanta. He is an appointed member to the UL-FSRI Advisory Board. He has been a UL-FSRI Technical Panel member for the Study of Residential Attic Fire Mitigation Tactics & Exterior Fire Spread Hazards, and was a participant in the IFSI Cardiovascular & Chemical Risks of Modern Firefighting research study. He is currently serving on the UL-FSRI Technical Panel for the Study of the Fire Service Training Environment: Safety, Fidelity, and Exposure. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He has been published in multiple Fire Service publications, is an FDIC H.O.T Lead instructor, and delivers lectures on Evidence-Based Tactics across the U.S.
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What about the "E" in VEIS?

What about the E in V.E.I.S?

With all of the arguments regarding VEIS versus VES, it seems that we have forgotten about the “E”. Let’s talk first about mnemonic's. I’m not the biggest fan of them because my personal belief is that if you need a checklist to do your job you should probably become more engaged in your job. Do you need a checklist to do your side…


Posted on October 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Stop Believing Start Knowing

Stop Believing Start Knowing- What does this mean?

 By, Sean Gray


After sitting in several days of meetings with some of the greatest minds in the fire service. I started thinking about the current cultural divide in the fire service. I came to a conclusion that it’s not just in the fire service it’s in our…


Posted on September 21, 2016 at 6:00am

C O U R A G E to C L O S E the G A P

C O U R A G E to C L O S E the G A P


As a follow up to the “Revenge of the Nerds” blog from November, I wanted to clarify my position because there have been some out there in the Social Media world that have been critical of the blog and many others that took offense to it. It was not written to offend anyone or to drive a wedge between the two sides. In the past there have been many one-sided comments made on current fire service culture. It’s…


Posted on December 9, 2014 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Revenge of the Nerds; Why do we have firefighter cliques?

While perusing several of the social media sites, I’ve noticed that there seems to be some nerd-bashing going on in the fire service these days. What do I mean by nerd bashing? Maybe not complete nerd bashing but definitely some separatist bully-like behavior between the jocks and the geeks. While recently attending my wife’s 20 year high school reunion and meeting many people that my wife had given me the scoop on, prior to introducing me to them. I started to notice that many of the geeks…


Posted on November 2, 2014 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

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