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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – January 2014 Archive (3)

Anytime, Anywhere

The Sunday Preach:



Tragedy Can Strike Anywhere, Anytime...



Today... like many days on our fire service calendar, we once again pause and take note of those who have made the supreme sacrifice. With the anniversary of multiple line of duty deaths this past week in New York... Sadly, we are hearing tragic news about the deaths of 2 members, in the city of Toledo Ohio.



While the names have yet to be made public, pending…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on January 26, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

"What's your tone?"

"Often its not WHAT you say but HOW you say it"



Are we setting our new recruits for failure from the start? Think of the tone of voice used when instructing new firefighters? 



Obviously, the need for recruit discipline, attention, and movement with purpose on the training ground is strong and completely understood. However, a 'rush, rush, rush' & 'push, push, push'... during tactical parts may not be best…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on January 13, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

More on basements...

Brrr....cold enough for you?



A great majority of the heating plants in multi-story residential homes are found in the basement. Think about this from 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD...



~pg 113 "Picture yourself crawling into a giant barbecue, only we are the meat…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on January 9, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

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