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Limited Manpower - Horizontal Ventilation: 4 Quick Tips

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Added by AB Turenne on March 1, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Practice Like You Play

            One of the greatest life lessons that many of us have been taught is to “practice what you preach”.  It is valuable guidance that encourages all of us to…

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Added by AB Turenne on February 6, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Mechanical Advantage for Limited Manpower

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Added by AB Turenne on January 16, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The 1410 Drill: Developing Effective Engine Company Skills for Limited Manpower Situations

For quite a few years now, “doing more with less” has been normal operating procedure for most fire departments across the United States, regardless of the location or make-up of the department. Budget restraints have hindered staffing of career departments, and the increased commitment and requirements on volunteers has taken a drastic toll on retention rates. Firefighters everywhere must now take steps to do the same job with the same level of pride and effort, but do it with fewer…

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Added by AB Turenne on October 12, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Curbing Carcinogens, For Our Own

Being in the fire service, it is inevitable that you will be subjected to grief, loss, and a world of other assorted emotions. It is also likely that in addition to the suffering you will see in the field, you will also experience the same range of emotions from your co-workers.

In the firehouse I work out of, we operate with a small roster of 26 officers and firefighters that share the workload of three (3) separate shifts. Regardless of your time in service or the shift you work, it…

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Added by AB Turenne on March 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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