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August 2013 Blog Posts (27)

Basement Fires Have Just Gotten More Dangerous

  
 
HAZARD ALERT - LIGHTWEIGHT STAIR CONSTRUCTION.

 
    3/4" OSB and Gusset Plate Constructed Materials
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Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on August 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

A busy fall and winter ahead.........

I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. We all do that from time to time, but I am wondering if I am a special kind of stupid at the moment!



Not only am I working on my presentation for FDIC 2014 ( I hope it gets approved!) but have taken on teaching an Instructor 1 class this fall.



On top of that, I hope to give my presentation to the IVFA district and the local Chiefs association this fall.



Now it looks like we may hold a recruit academy yet this year too!… Continue

Added by Wayne Zeman on August 13, 2013 at 12:15am — No Comments

Why We Search: Numerous People in Missouri Vacant

 

Jefferson City fire reminds us that vagrancy is not seasonal

Early Tuesday morning Jefferson City firefighters responded to a fire at 111 Adams Street. During the course of the fire and investigation a homeless man was arrested for allegedly starting the fire, knowing that other squatters were inside.

“[Police] also…

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Added by Bill Carey on August 12, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

The Duty To Lead - Part Two

Last month, we got started discussing the importance of being a good role model for your company as a new officer. This continuation will delve a bit deeper into the importance of fireground competence for company officers and the effects that it will have on your company and the operations that you are involved in. Additionally, we will start to identify some attitudes and personality traits that will positively impact your company.

COMPETENCE BREEDS…

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Added by Matt Verlaque on August 11, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

PASS IT ON - August Magazine Cartoon



What good is having all your experience and knowledge if you never share it. My guess is you had someone in your career that shared their knowledge with you - return the favor. Teach, share, and pay it…

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Added by Paul Combs on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Do Not Post Unless You Would Publish in the Paper

Face Book, Emails and Fire Engineering Community 

Social Media continues to ruin lives, marriages and careers. As with any technology it takes time to fully understand the implications. Maybe social media is doing us a favor by allowing us to view into the true character of others.

Yet, there…

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Added by Frank Ricci on August 5, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Rapid Intervention: A dreaded assignment or a progressive task for the elite?

Rapid Intervention: A dreaded assignment or progressive task for the elite?

 

Years ago, I hated to hear the words “Engine 212, take Rapid Intervention.” There was nothing worse than having to grab the assignment of RIT (before the terminology changed to “RIC”). You don’t get to fight fire, search, or get dirty and worst of all, you grab a RIT bag and stand in the front yard for hours.

 

In 2005, Captain Chris Wilson of the City of Raleigh Fire Department…

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Added by Justin Graney on August 1, 2013 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

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