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June 2015 Blog Posts (55)

Ten Qualities of an Outstanding Team Player

The following is an excerpt from Step Up Your Teamwork from Chapter 2 – Preparing for Success. What other qualities would you add to this list?  

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Added by Frank Viscuso on June 19, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments

Art of War for Fire Service Leadership & Combat: Pt. 1

     Written 2,500 years ago by Sun Tzu, a general and strategist in ancient China (770-476 BCE), The Art of War consists of organizational and strategic planning to help an army achieve victory in battle. It continues to be relevant  and is used in modern military study and increasingly being applied to business and leadership…

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Added by Chris Langlois on June 18, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Adventures of Jake and Vinnie©

Firefighters Are Priceless; Politicians Aren’t Worth 2 Cents!

Episode #6

 

As Vinnie was getting ready, Jimmy Mac was shaking like a V-Twin; trying hard to hide his laughing. He slapped Jake on the shoulder. Jake could be heard growling, “fucking new guy” under his breath as…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on June 17, 2015 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Drones & Policy - New Technology for the Fire Services

The information contained in this article is evolving and a department desiring to obtain and use drones or UAV, must check for the most recent rules and regulations related to this issue.

New technology for the fire service is not without controversy from the use of new nozzles, tactics and training, protective clothing, SCBA technology, holographic images on your face shields, mobile data terminals, engine configurations, fire…

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Added by John K. Murphy on June 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Carriage House Fire With a Victim....this week's simulation

Its a hot July 4th mid-morning, you have finished the day's firehouse chores or maybe a volunteer firefighter at home planning your cookout with family when the house tones hit, or your pager goes off............ A resident of your town was working on his jet skis when a hot trouble light comes into contact with a flammable liquid puddle, there is a flash fire and he is burned was inside the garage with his wife and children.

 

That is this week's scenario involving a…

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Added by Joseph Pronesti on June 14, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Legacy vs Impact: I'm in Conflict

Legacy versus Impact:  Im In conflict

 

Theyll remember us for this”…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on June 13, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

IMPERIAL LEADERSHIP

June Fire Engineering magazine editorial cartoon: Imperial Leadership.

To see of my work or to order prints:…

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Added by Paul Combs on June 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Journal Entry 38 - The Underdog

Once again while searching for a journal topic, this one fell in my lap. Rob Beattie is a long time friend and firefighter (North Plainfield, N.J.) and has taken a fresh perspective on who we are and what we do. I truly enjoyed reading this one. I think you will to. Nice job Cap!

Be safe,

Ronnie K

By Guest Blogger Rob Beattie, June 2015

Everyone loves the underdog,…

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Added by RON KANTERMAN on June 12, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: AZ

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 42nd Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Ian Haxton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Student Conservation Association - Veteran Fire Corps.…





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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: PA

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 44th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Wille O. Sensenich has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the North Huntingdon Township Circleville Volunteer Fire Department Station #8.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NJ

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 43rd Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Thomas D. Miserendino has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Beachwood Vol. Fire Company #1.



Thomas D.…

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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: AL

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 41st Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain James Donald “Donnie” Keith has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Mount Zion Fire & Rescue.

James Donald…

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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: WI

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 39th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Dale J. Wege has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Pine Lake Volunteer Fire Department.



Dale J.…

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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TN

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 38th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Terrance Morgan Pryor has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Memphis Fire Department.



Terrance Morgan…

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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: OH

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 40th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant David Knapke has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Williamsburg Township Emergency Services.

David Knapke…



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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: ME

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 37th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter David Bourget has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Phippsburg Fire Department.



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Added by Brad Hoff on June 10, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why do we eat our own?

Why do we eat our own

I was reading a blog by one of my mentors Chief John Salka in regards to a video he watched on the Internet. In the blog he brought up some of the issues he saw as they relate to basic firemenship. This presents itself as a problem to others. They feel it's play Monday morning quarterback.

But is it really as condescending as we make it out to be.

why is it that if anyone looks at the wrong in a LODD report or a video on the Internet they automatically get… Continue

Added by Chris Willis on June 10, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - How Is Your Morale?

How is Yours Morale? by David Rhodes

 Morale in organizations swing from time to time, issue to issue or in some…

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Added by David Rhodes on June 10, 2015 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

MODERN FIRE ATTACK (MFA) #1 - UNLEARNING: Coming to Terms With the New Firefighting Paradigm

MFA 1 - Unlearning

Coming to Terms with the New Firefighting Paradigm

The process of firefighting has become a lot easier.  Except, that is, for many of us who are already firefighters.  The virtual explosion in the amount, detail, and practicality of fire service research in recent years has provided information that is both priceless and shocking regarding the effects of our tactics, resulting in a significant shift in the recommended methods for incident control. …

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Added by Mark J. Cotter on June 10, 2015 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Fitness Success and International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, sponsored by the IAFC and NVFC, starts June 14 and runs through June 20, 2015. This year's theme, Creating a Culture of Safety, offers many opportunities for improvement from the community, department, and personal perspectives. Whether you take on a fitness challenge …

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Added by Dan Kerrigan on June 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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