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Hump Day SOS Training a Different Generation

Training a Different Generation

By David Rhodes 

From the August 2016 Issue of …

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Added by David Rhodes on August 10, 2016 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Hump Day SOS In Command and Out of Control

In Command and Out of Control

By David Rhodes 

Published Friday, July 1, 2016 | From…

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Added by David Rhodes on July 13, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS: T-Shirt Management

T-Shirt Management

by David Rhodes 

This Hump Day SOS is dedicated to my good friend MG, you know who you are. Enjoy!

I am always amazed at how many critically important issues there are to manage in the fire department. With any high-risk occupation, the day is…

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Added by David Rhodes on June 15, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Does This Plywood Make Me Look Vacant

Does This Plywood Make Me Look Vacant?

by David Rhodes

What if…

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Added by David Rhodes on May 25, 2016 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Not Everyone Makes It Home

Not Everyone Makes It Home

..... and some get thrown away in the pursuit.…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

You Are What You Practice

You Are What You Practice

Learning through failure can lead to success

By David Rhodes 

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | From the March 2016 Issue of …

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Added by David Rhodes on March 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS: Don't Neglect the Culture

When organizations don’t know what their culture is or don't realize the importance of it, they have to borrow one, buy one or try and imitate someone else’s. So as you are busy pouring hours and hours and resource after resource into that Accreditation, ISO rating and Strategic Plan….. don’t forget about your own culture and what works for you in your…

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Added by David Rhodes on November 4, 2015 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS: What Does Vacant Mean?

 

What Does Vacant Mean?

by David Rhodes…

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Added by David Rhodes on October 14, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Search: Still the Reason We Go Inside

Search & reSearch & Rescue – Still the Reason We Go Inside

By David Rhodes

I'm headed out to Wichita for Wichita HOT this weekend to help with the SEARCH class, so I've dusted off an old Hump Day on SEARCH to get the thought process…

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Added by David Rhodes on September 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Where and Who Do You Get Your Information From?

Where and Who Do You Get Your Information From?

 by David Rhodes

 

What if the internet curtain was pulled back on everyone that publishes information for…

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Added by David Rhodes on September 9, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Stop Asking for "THE" Way

Stop Asking for “The” Way by David Rhodes

As fire research continues to evolve and more dialogue continues about fire attack I have noticed that many…

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Added by David Rhodes on August 26, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Rerun - T-Shirt Management

T-Shirt Management (A Hump Day SOS Classic from the Files)

I am always amazed at how many critically important issues there are to manage in the fire department. With any high risk occupation the day is filled with decisions that have long lasting effects. Yet it seems that we never have time to do things right but we always…

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Added by David Rhodes on July 29, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Rerun: To Be Or To Do

To Be or to Do? Your Fork In the Road

by David Rhodes

This Hump Day SOS was first…

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Added by David Rhodes on July 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes   I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of the fire service of the firefighter warrior mentali…

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes

 

I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of…

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Added by David Rhodes on July 1, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - How Is Your Morale?

How is Yours Morale? by David Rhodes

 Morale in organizations swing from time to time, issue to issue or in some…

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Added by David Rhodes on June 10, 2015 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Hump Day SOS How Many Have Sacrificed?

How Many Sacrificed Lives for Freedom?

David Rhodes

 

As we celebrated Memorial Day this past Monday I started wondering how many Americans have sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom in wars and…

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Added by David Rhodes on May 27, 2015 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Hump Day SOS Flow Paths Aren't Real?

Flow Paths Aren't Real?

Some really good friends who happen to be excellent firefighters told me that there wasn’t any such thing as flow path. Their position was that it was really convection and flow path was something someone made up to make a name for themselves. I initially said no,…

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Added by David Rhodes on May 20, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Don't Open That Nozzle U'L Kill Everyone!

 

Don’t Open That Nozzle Kid U’L Kill Everyone Inside

 

From the time I was cutting my teeth in recruit training, circa 1985, I was told NEVER to flow water from the outside of a structure because, “You will…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 29, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Got Street Cred?

Got Street Credibility? Applications Now Being Accepted

So who do you listen to? Maybe more importantly why do you listen to certain people? A friend of mine once told me that firefighters listen to the one with the biggest mustache. I laughed but then thought about it and…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 1, 2015 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Have We Tipped the Scales?

 

Have We Tipped The Scales? Risk Management vs Risk Avoidance

Edited version of a fb post by my friend Chris Wessels:

Firefighter safety and how to prioritize it continues to be debated…

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Added by David Rhodes on March 25, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

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