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Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (3)

Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio - New Show

Welcome to my first post of Fire Engineering’s Blog Talk radio show – The P.J. Norwood show. I am sorry to disappoint some you but there will be no skits, song parodies and top ten lists!

My new show will be specifically centered on the great Penwell/Fire Engineering authors. The authors and instructors that you have read their books, articles, training DVD’s and sat in their classrooms year after year at FDIC.

Each night I will have one of the best the fire service has to…


Added by P.J. Norwood on June 28, 2012 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

We Take Care of Our Own

             As a person who has been in the Fire Service for more than 25 years , i have seen some things that we used to do and Now we do not do many of those things . The days of "WE" are growing very short ,it is now all about "ME", i'm reminded of a Former Chief of mine always correcting me , saying there is no "I" in "WE" and boy was he ever so right , but the funny thing was he never practiced what he preached me.

            I was the guy that sat back and said "I'l never wear…


Added by Mike France on June 22, 2012 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

The Quiet Voice of Seniority

Unless you shut your trap, it's a voice that can easily be drowned out among the others at the firehouse.  Amid the cacophony of noise in the kitchen of the firehouse, I was privy to a conversation today with one of the most senior firefighters in my department.  Needless to say, it left an impact on me, not so much in what he said as how he said it.  His emotion, choice of words, patient manner, and friendly demeanor spoke volumes about his character.

In a department the size of mine…


Added by Jason Jefferies on June 12, 2012 at 1:38pm — 3 Comments

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