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July 2015 Blog Posts (63)

Step up and Be Heard by Our Friends at the NFPA

So often we hear folks say that they don’t get a chance to have input especially when it comes to our NFPA standards well the reason for that is we often don’t take advantage of our opportunities. The wisdom and the good judgment that’s out there in the fire service is hard to describe, those who have actually been in that inner chamber and have seen the power of fire are the ones who are best able to illuminate our standards through that self-kindled fire of knowledge inside of them. These…

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Added by Bobby Halton on July 1, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

MFA #2 - STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING FOR DUMMIES: With apologies to Eddie Buchanan and the ISFSI

Despite the irreverent title of this blog entry, I'm a fan of SLICE-RS, the acronym for a step-wise approach to controlling structure fires (See MFA #1 - Unlearning).  This synthesis of fire dynamics research findings and tactics, developed through the efforts of dedicated scientists and innovative fire service professionals, has rendered the process of structural firefighting easier, safer, and more efficient.  And, If you're like most of the firefighters with whom I've discussed these new…

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Added by Mark J. Cotter on July 1, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes   I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of the fire service of the firefighter warrior mentali…

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes

 

I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of…

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Added by David Rhodes on July 1, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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