Added by Brad Hoff on December 8, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Recently, I have been reading articles on this subject with much uneasiness.
In fact; I hesitate to call suicide a “subject”, because for many; suicide is real and has impacted them. It has reached out and grabbed them in some way. It is someone very close to them, someone they know or someone famous, whose career they have followed.
And, are loved ones LEFT to make “sense…Continue
PUT A TAG ON IT
The Fire Service as a whole and we who are fortunate to be a part of it need triage. In our day to day we seem sometimes unwilling to exercise the same honest, thorough, open and sometimes painful assessment that we use in a mass casualty incident.
Whether in prevention, service delivery, leadership, training, team dynamics, morale, community assessment of…Continue
Added by Warren Cersley on December 8, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments
It used to be that ventilating residential fires was pretty straightforward. Even today, the process hasn’t changed, but the difficulties encountered while completing the task have multiplied. Difficult roofs aren’t new; commercial flat roofs have long been a tough cookie to crack, with an infinite number of roof material combinations and challenges that pop up right in the middle of the cut. With today’s engineering capabilities and ever-changing building construction technology,…Continue
Added by William Knight on December 4, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments
The fire service is rich in tradition, stories, pomp, and legacies - and it is legacy that brings me full circle to this cartoon. Some families can boast generations of service to a community, or having married into another fire service family to carry on a lineage that in some cases spans a century. Me? I’m the first of my family to hear and follow this noble calling, and…Continue
Today I read the US Fire Administration’s report on the Worcester Fire from December 3rd, 1999. It’s a significant fire in terms of life lost and lessons learned. I’ve read the report before and many others like it, but today something struck me. It was the description at the front of the report on the condition of the Fire Department at the time of the incident. I’ve never given too much thought to it before. In some LODD reports you can see obvious problems (now that we know…Continue
Added by Grant Schwalbe on December 3, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
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Is your fire department or municipality’s server and computer system connected to the Internet? If so, your computer system is probably being attacked by a hacker as you read this article.
Those hackers are seeking information on your department’s EMS responses, looking at patient records, payroll records, emails, and other proprietary and protected information, if released, may make your organization vulnerable to litigation from your patients or your employees. As…Continue
Added by John K. Murphy on December 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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Take a Moment
As I write and I travel to talk and teach across this great country, I am humbled and honored by the feedback and comments that I receive. The comments that always hit home for me are from people who comment that they felt as if we were sitting around the firehouse coffee table just having a chat.…Continue
Added by Warren Cersley on December 1, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments
My buddy Eddie Buchanan (VA) continues to write about transitional attack and the good work the “da guys” (Steve K and Danny M) from UL and NIST have done. He has also discussed S.L.I.C.E.R.S. at length. While Eddie is calling for calm, I’d like step in, support and agree with him. This new found information (which some guys wrote about a long time ago too) is in fact another…Continue