Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

December 2016 Blog Posts (32)

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 76th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Ted Rodney Collett has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Red Bird Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.



Ted Rodney…

Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2016 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 77th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter John C. Brocker has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Savannah Fire & Emergency Services.

Michael W.…

Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 75th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Michael Payne has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Brookston Prairie Township Fire Department.



Michael…

Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2016 at 9:54pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 74th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & (Former Fire Chief) Alfred A. Stewart has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the West Milford Volunteer Fire Company #6.…





Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2016 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 73rd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Adam Long has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the DLA Columbus (Defense Logistics Agency) Fire and Emergency Services.



Adam…

Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2016 at 9:43pm — No Comments

IS IMAGE EVERYTHING?

To say we live in a society of bold and colorful individuals is an understatement. One only needs to stroll down any city street to see people who would have once been characterized as “outsiders” or “one of them” pleasantly blending into modern society. It’s acceptable to be personality-loud! We “old-schoolers” may shake our heads in disbelief, but truth be…

Continue

Added by Paul Combs on December 9, 2016 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

I Just Married a Firefighter: What Should I Know?

Among the well wishes that you will undoubtedly receive as a newlywed couple, friends and family are bound to ask you questions about your future life together. Where will you live? Will you have children? When? How many? What are your occupations? Upon learning that your spouse is a firefighter, you’re bound to feel a sense of pride when you receive accolades about your spouse having a career that is inherently…

Continue

Added by Mark W Lamplugh Jr on December 9, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The BDA and the VRS

A good majority of the fire service community has at least heard of a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) and a Vehicle Repeater System (VRS). But what exactly are they and why are they a valuable tool in the tactical fire communications toolbox?

A BDA is a booster of incoming (Rx) and outgoing (Tx) radio traffic. You can find them in most large, modern buildings, and in most below grade transportation systems. The actual BDA is typically in a room with other telecom equipment. A system of…

Continue

Added by Samuel Villani, III on December 8, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Developing a Firefighter Workout

Developing a Firefighter Workout

By: Jordan Ponder

Firefighter fitness is vital to our performance and longevity.  It is the cornerstone to increasing our safety and a critical element to protecting firefighters.  It’s a fact that can’t be overstated. The tragic trend of firefighter obesity, diabetes, hypertension and stroke can be positively impacted by implementing…

Continue

Added by The First Twenty on December 7, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Extreme Leadership - FDIC 2017

The Leadership Tune Up -

During our travels there seems to be a common complaint heard by many brothers and sisters around the country, that

their department…

Continue

Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on December 5, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Expect Fire

      I would rather anticipate a fire 1000 times and not have one, than be surprised once.  Because we don't respond to a working fire every time we leave the firehouse some firefighters may begin to expect each incident to be mundane, uneventful, or routine.  Allowing this thought process to take hold undermines the safety of every member of the company as well as the public, and may put the outcome of an incident in jeopardy.  Remaining focused and vigilant usually isn't the easiest…

Continue

Added by David DeStefano on December 2, 2016 at 8:49am — No Comments

WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER THAN THIS

We’ve got to do better than this.

It is with a heavy heart that I find myself mourning another brother as I write this blog post. A brother who was the epitome of dedication and passion, and who was loved by all who had the fortune to know him, or be the target of his shameless wit and humor. He loved the fire service, he loved teaching, but something…

Continue

Added by Paul Combs on December 1, 2016 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2005

1999

Policy Page

CONTRIBUTORS NOTE

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 www.fireengineering.com/issues.

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 peter.prochilo@clarionevents.com.

FE Podcasts


Check out the most recent episode and schedule of
UPCOMING PODCASTS

© 2022   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service