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Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (3)

The Role of the Safety Officer and Radio Communications

In the world of do more with less the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) role is becoming more complex. Your responsibility is the overall safety of the firefighters on scene. This is not the time to be focused on the “small” things such as gloves and chin straps. Those items are important but they need to be addressed ahead of time during training not on the fire ground.

We have seen it time and time again where Incident Commanders (IC) and other command staff miss the MayDay radio…


Added by P.J. Norwood on May 29, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments


The box alarm (structural assignment) is transmitted, reporting a fire at the Home Depot. It's mid-afternoon, the building is 100% sprinklered and companies have responded to the reporting address a number of times for false calls, odors, electrical issues, fire alarms, etc. So, what are the chances that its actually on fire? How…


Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on May 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Journal-Entry #25-“Killer Show”

By Ron Kanterman

I got a feeling that you opened this because we just got home from FDIC. In fact it was a killer show. It was my 23rd FDIC and it simply gets better each year. For me, it’s a family reunion and for one week, it’s the center of our universe. Great training, great expo and great times. Start saving now for next year. It rolls around quick.


“Killer Show” is actually the title of a book (John Barylick, University Press of New England) that was…


Added by RON KANTERMAN on May 3, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

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