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January 2020 Blog Posts (3)

The Importance of Relationships in the Fire Service

The Importance of Relationships in the Fire Service…

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Added by Nicholas Christensen on January 22, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Proactive vs. Reactive

            Data, the empirical information that helps fire departments make educational and justifiable decisions to bring about good change and improvement. Today, many of us use the data born from the modern fire science research being conducted by Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute (ULFSRI), to help better understand fire dynamics, the actions and reactions of our tactics, and to learn better methods that improve firefighter effectiveness, safety, and…

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Added by Nick J. Salameh on January 16, 2020 at 4:03pm — No Comments

3 (terrible) Reasons to Avoid Change in 2020

It is said that the fire service is “XYZ years of tradition unimpeded by progress.” It’s time we change that mentality. A simple look at where we’ve been and where we are now in terms of tactics, building construction, apparatus, or staffing levels shows the falsity of that phrase.

I think we are simply hiding behind this statement as a defense mechanism. It allows us to avoid the unknown by remaining content with our present way of operating. We are in essence saying “Sure,…

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Added by John Lightly on January 6, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

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