Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (6)

ChiefReason for Dummies

Over the years, I have had others try to tell me how to blog and what to blog. 

What they fail to understand is that just like anyone who writes, you develop a style that becomes distinctive and that differentiates you from others who engage in that type of writing, because let's face it; blogging is writing.

With that said, it has also been suggested to me on occasion that I shouldn't blog about politics at a fire service website, because it isn't about fire service…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 26, 2011 at 7:42pm — 3 Comments

The Company Officer: An Embedded Leader

I was recently reading about the history of the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) and modern Navy SEALs. The founding father was Lieutenant Commander Draper Kauffmann whom in 1943 was given a piece of property in Fort Pierce Florida, some men, and a blank sheet to write the plan for a new small unit Special Operations. One of his keys to the development of these teams…


Added by Brian Brush on November 25, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The First Attack Line is Not Magic

Thanks to fellow Traditions Training instructor Joe Brown for getting me inspired this morning about a topic that we often talk about, but rarely look at in depth.

Over the past few days, compliments of the Internet, several videos have been posted that…


Added by Richard Riley on November 21, 2011 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

Quality Improvement or Quality Assurance is there a difference?

I became involved in a discussion on a social media site that spurred some emotions I have from my work in the private sector. A training article was written and pictures were used to highlight the tactic of entering a commercial occupancy. The author was re-enforcing his point showing the way he does not recommend completing the task and used pictures from a recent incident. The author immediately received criticism from those in the picture who justified their tactic and the specifics of…


Added by P.J. Norwood on November 20, 2011 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

Ohio; Community Organizing-Platinum Edition

I find it hard to believe that no one in the fire blogosphere picked up this post-election story and especially since Ohio Governor John Kasich’s very political existence may have hinged upon its defeat.

But, $30 million union dollars later, “Issue 2”; otherwise known as SB 5 was repealed by the voters of Ohio and Governor Kasich was left wondering “why”.

From my perspective, it was the classic political cage match.

The union brought its street fighting style and the…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 13, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Private Sacrifice

In honor of and with deep appreciation, this goes out to our veterans.


The envelope measured four inches wide by six inches long. It has held up rather well. It almost has a waxy feel to it. I am sure that it was white at one time, but is now a dark beige color.


In the top, left corner scribbled in pencil is: “after 5 days return to Pvt.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 7, 2011 at 8:48pm — 4 Comments

Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2022   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service