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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – December 2014 Archive (4)

The Engine Co. Officer

The Sunday Preach:

The Engine Officer.

From Ch 14: Preplanned Engine Company Riding Assignments: Pg 149: 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD

"Whether it is because every close call or LODD report mentions command and control as a contributing factor, or simply that you…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 28, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Holiday Cheer

From my family to yours, wishing you all the best in life for the New Year. Indeed so fortunate to have good health, good friends and a loving family.... both at the firehouse and at home.  

With the turbulent times that we see happening around us, know that we must always continue to look at for each other, on the fireground, in the firehouse, and all places in-between.  

Life, much like the fireground, can be…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 24, 2014 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

Communication is the key...

The Sunday Preach


"There is a tendency that if someone sets up a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run." (Pg. 208) "While companies are still checking for pockets of hidden fire is not the time to fire up the fan!" (Pg. 209). "25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD"

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) certainly deserves some discussion in the residential…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 21, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

A December to Remember

The Sunday Preach

A December to Remember.

For several reasons, 'tragedy and loss' during the month of December always stings just a little deeper. In the line of work we are in, we know that all too well... we see 'tragedy' on a daily basis.  

Our beloved fire service is not immune either, with several line-of-duty deaths occurring during December. Most recently, a residential building fire that…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 14, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

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