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December 2012 Blog Posts (27)

Tradition

       Tradition is a very big part of the Fire Service, Next to Training and Fighting Fires it's a Key element that defines us as to who we are. From the day we walk in as a Probationary Firefighter to day we Retire or Leave a office that we have held , Tradition is there, Its  A Right of Passage .

      Tradition can best defined as a Ritual, belief or object passed down within a Society, also a baiscal character of a society meaningful clothes [ i.e Uniforms , and such] . The…

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Added by Mike France on December 10, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Defining Aggressive, Part I: Tasks and Identity

Understanding the word within its culture

 

Preposition: If a certain word defines our identity and self-worth it is vital to know how we alter such word from its true definition. Fleshing out some thoughts on whether or not we're changing what the word really means.…

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Added by Bill Carey on December 8, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Helmet Cam Perspective: Training Questions

A few questions to challenge you and your crew

Jacksonville, Florida firefighters at the scene of a working house fire with a report of people inside. For this post we’ll use certain parts of the video to create a prompt for you to use as training with your own crew for similar incidents. The video appears…

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Added by Bill Carey on December 6, 2012 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IL

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 75th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Timothy Jansen has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Santa Fe Fire Protection District.



Timothy P. Jansen…



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Added by Brad Hoff on December 4, 2012 at 6:12pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 76th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Jalen Smith has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department.



Jalen Smith…





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Added by Brad Hoff on December 4, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Study Guide

I need a study guide or practice test for the IFSTA telecommunicator test. Can anyone help me out?

Added by Brent Blamires on December 4, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Report

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings

Author: Brian Meacham, Brandon Poole, Juan Echeverria and Raymond Cheng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Re-posted by permission  of Brian Meacham NFPA

Introduction Many new commercial facilities are being designed and constructed with an objective of achieving a “green building” certification. There are many sustainable building features and products that singly or together may have an impact on fire safety unless…

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Added by John Shafer on December 4, 2012 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

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