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January 2016 Blog Posts (44)

Modern Fire Attack - What's been said, and what's left to say

The end of the calendar year brings with it a natural tendency to look back on what has been accomplished, and ahead to what still needs to be done.  I’ve been commenting for the past half year on the significant shift in fire dynamics understanding and resulting tactical modifications that the North American fire service is undergoing, and I would like to share a few reflections and predictions on that broad and controversial topic. 

Despite my demonstrated interest in the…

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Added by Mark J. Cotter on January 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

THE SUNDAY PREACH

“Beware of smoke from everywhere”

 Basement fires, and their tell-tale sign of smoke from everywhere, is arguably the most dangerous fire we encounter. Sadly, this was made evident by the recent LODD of Patrick Wolterman in Hamilton, Ohio and the close call in Toledo with FF Dorner last month. The latter has taken the time to share his story, which is imperative for us to read and share to learn. The former, sadly cannot share his story, but yet we must learn…

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Added by Dan Shaw on January 3, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

Viking Ship Rowing or Row Boat Tug-A-War

For so long now I have struggled with the issue that I hear so often as I converse with firefighters and fire officers from across the nation. That concept or issue is a profound struggle between the leadership and the troops of organizations. As it is frequently described is that we are working profoundly against each other and it is on purpose! I find myself each time this occurs scratching my head and thinking really…this is so stupid and counter productive. Are we not on the job for the… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on January 3, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Basics of Calling the Mayday--Podcast

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 1, 2016 at 9:28pm — No Comments

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