Many organizations across the country have scaled back their automatic fire alarm response over the past 5 years. Many fire departments are simply having a single engine respond to fire alarm calls, while others have cut back the response to an engine and a truck. For the sake of this article, we will not address Department of Insurance standards or the changing of these standard to allow for the reduction in responding assets.
Why cut back the…Continue
Added by Justin Graney on July 11, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 66th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Mickey Yates has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters of Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department.
Added by Brad Hoff on July 11, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 65th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Heavy Equipment Operator Dennis Long has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters of Idaho Dept. of Lands - Maggie Creek Forest Protective District.
Added by Brad Hoff on July 11, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
Politicians and administrators can take funding, pay, positions and pensions, but we own our pride, purpose and the public's trust.
The tide of political disrespect, blame and distrust of public servants only seems to ebb when flags are lowered, badges draped and processions pass through their towns.
The supreme sacrifices we sometimes make leave our children, our spouses and our homes empty so that you may…
Added by Brian Brush on July 11, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments
The 2013 "Making Yourself Hard to Kill" fall conference will be held October 25-26 in Philadelphia, PA. Registration is now open, and there are discounts for those who register early so get on it! http://headsupfirefighting.blogspot.com/2013/07/leadership-under-fire-fall-conference.html…
Added by Dave Werner on July 10, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Added by Paul Combs on July 10, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 64th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter John Austin has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters of Quincy Fire Department.
Added by Brad Hoff on July 9, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 63rd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Douglas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters of CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department.…
Added by Brad Hoff on July 9, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments
How many of you have been on fires where your first lines off the rig are not working? Its like your wasting your time with these hoses because your not getting anywhere. THE FIRE IS NOT GOING OUT.
I recall one I was on. The crew I was supervising was slinging the water yet it was not working at all. I took the pipe from them and noticed that it was at like 30gpm's. Now the attic was rolling, the roof was nearly gone, the 2nd floor was free burning I mean it was going. The…Continue
Added by Chris Willis on July 8, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Join us for a FREE 8 hour class put on by Nick Martin from Traditions Training LLC on August 10th in Simpsonville, SC. More details to come! Traditions Training FREE Class!!!!
Added by Dave Werner on July 8, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
Well, I have just finalized and submitted my proposal for consideration. I have been nervous as I spent the last months or two thinking about, and fleshing out a rough idea I had, which started here as a blog post.
Added by Brad Hoff on July 4, 2013 at 11:36pm — No Comments
As a recap from last months blog, I continued to encourage readers to be more critical in thought, when identifying the real issues associated with low performing fire grounds, firefighter injuries and line-of-duty deaths. I alluded to the fact, that it has become much easier for leaders to take the easy way out and blindly use scientific research to make far-reaching assumptions in how to improve their performance, finally finding a hope of getting their people under control. By failing to…Continue
Added by Lawrence Schultz on July 3, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments
Life is an adventure, do not know where you embark on an interesting journey and where you disembark off the same, and more when you're somebody different.
I'm Latino and increasingly proud of it, I was in different academies, met many people, great mentors, mediocre officers, great classmates and some other crazy but we were all a brotherhood in order.
I was called to be part of a select group of instructors who embarked on a new adventure, yeap, a…Continue
Added by Philips Chan on July 2, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments
The internet, is a great tool. In-fact, if you're reading this, you're most likely on the internet right now. But, for every good thing the internet is used for in the fire service, their is certainly just as many negative things. One topic that comes to mind is the amount of valuable, basic, hands-on experience our newer firefighters receive. Due to the…Continue