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Hump Day SOS - Farwell Harvey

Farwell Harvey

It was with great sadness that I received news that my friend Harvey Eisner had passed away. I met Harvey years ago and he had asked me to do some writing and teaching with Firehouse. I told him that I didn’t feel it would be the…


Added by David Rhodes on October 29, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments


Happy Halloween, everybody - may your bags be full of treats and your smoke detectors plentiful!

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Added by Paul Combs on October 28, 2014 at 2:22pm — 4 Comments

"Are you ready to get set after you re-set?"

Any student of this profession by now as read or been instructed on all the UL and NIST research, some of our largest and busiest departments have changed some of their procedures due to this remarkable research. In my opinion for any size department it makes sense to re-think your present tactics and current policies if you have any and if you don’t now may be the time to start a procedure based on all of this data and train on it.…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on October 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


Chief Harvey Eisner was a wealth of knowledge and insight - and an important force in my early career as a fire service editorial cartoonist. He and I talked in 2005 during my first Firehouse Expo about creating cartoons for Firehouse magazine (I had already been creating cartoons for for a couple of months). He wanted me to expand my cartoons beyond “funny”…


Added by Paul Combs on October 25, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

The Hard Surface Flowpath


Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014


Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm.…


Added by Bill Carey on October 22, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

Make Time

You’ve heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.”  It rings true.  If you want to be the best, then you need to try your best.  You need to be all in.  There is no ‘part way.’  There’s no quick-fix, juicing diet plan that will help catapult you to that status.  It’s sweat, hours and commitment. …


Added by Becki White on October 13, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HUMPDAY SOS - Brown Card IC Training

Brown Card IC Training

How much training have your command officers actually received in commanding incidents? Oh yeah, don’t tell me they have completed the NIMS 100, 200 and 700 online. This is not to diminish the importance of NIMS training…


Added by David Rhodes on October 8, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments


I couldn't resist a little pre-Halloween fun. Beware of the unexpected - especially during the bewitching month of October.

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Added by Paul Combs on October 2, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Service Leadership

Service Leadership

In the world of constant bad news and the incredulous suffering at the hands of bureaucracy I witnessed a moment of hope yesterday. My friend Mike “Waldo” Reynolds (3rd…


Added by David Rhodes on October 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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