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Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (7)

Take a Bow, Bowring™!


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 28, 2012 at 7:49pm — 2 Comments


I am not sure if this cartoon is whimsical or prophetic, but it's a fact that we are all doing more with much, much less these days. Better limber up your toes, folks - they're going to be needed!




Added by Paul Combs on February 23, 2012 at 1:26pm — 6 Comments


When the zero visibility crap hits the hot and smokey fan, it's your training that makes all the difference between life and death, success and failure. Technology is great, but there is NO substitute for knowing the basics in any fire service discipline, strategy, or skill. Train, train, train, and then train some more!!!…


Added by Paul Combs on February 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

THE FIRE LINE: Adjustment Period

I'm not here yet, but will be someday:) Once a firefighter, always a firefighter!!!


Added by Paul Combs on February 10, 2012 at 2:14pm — 10 Comments

The Love of the…Stress?

You can go to the many fire service-related outlets or social media sites every day and read comments left by firefighters as to why they love being firefighters.

The first book that I read on this subject was Dennis Smith’s “Firefighters”. It was a series of interviews that described in the firefighters’ own words on why they loved what they did. It was released in 1988 in hardcover.

More recently (2008), Rick Lasky released his “Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter’s Love for…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 5, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Search: Do you have a plan?

I would first like to say that the use of the following article is not meant to be an armchair quarterback or to be critical of the department involved. However I do feel it can be a learning opportunity for us, to at least review some basics of having a search plan.


A man died in a blaze after four firefighters failed to spot him during two searches of a burning building, an inquest heard today. Danny Holt, 33, collapsed in his lounge after a chip pan caught fire -…


Added by John Shafer on February 3, 2012 at 11:38am — 4 Comments

History, Knowledge and Power

There is a saying that states, " With knowledge, comes power." History is an important part of that knowledge. Recently, I attended a class on the history of the fire service. And with the exception of the instructors assembled, everyone in that class had 5 or less years of experience. I represented the dinosaurs with 30+ years. A portion of that class involved us watching a…


Added by Andy Marsh on February 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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