Old Becomes New- A look at Training Programs
There is a song by the Real McKenzies by that name, and the last verse of the song goes like this;
"And if you hang around long enough,
You'll experience really cool stuff,
You'll see that old becomes new,
Then new becomes old,
Til old becomes new again"
Like Bobby Halton said at FDIC this year, "we are in a time of great change". It seems like the changes are coming at us fast and furious with…Continue
Posted on September 17, 2013 at 1:54pm
Some would say it is a fine line between being an aggressive firefighter and being a reckless one. While that may have some truth to it, I feel that the main difference between the two is knowledge. Knowledge gained through education, experience and judgment.
Education is the first one I will address because it has to come first. We don’t send untrained people out to fight fires, we educate them first. Of course this is done to varying degrees throughout the fire service, whether it…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2013 at 5:38pm
What is it that you consider Brotherhood? Is it confined to duty hours? Is it all the time, but mainly for your crew or shift? Just your department? Local firefighters that you know?
Or does it extend to every firefighter everywhere, career, volunteer, black, white, purple, or not? If not, why in the world not?
Do we not share the same passion, the same vocation? Does fire not burn with the same intensity in Marlboro Mass., Kingsbury IN, Melbourne AU, London, New York,…Continue
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