When I entered the fire service as a young man at the age of 15, I had no idea what the profession stood for...nor did I know where I would ever end up. As times have progressed, I have found myself needing to change with the times in order to adapt for the needs of training, education, and being a coach/mentor. We look at ourselves as professionals, and speak about being part of the best profession there is...which it most certainly is!
In 1995, being part of the fire service meant…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on March 28, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Fictitious San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan coined a profound statement in the 1973 movie Magnum Force. His famous quote, growled from the throat, “A man’s GOT to know his limitations” has stuck with me since the first time I heard it.
In today’s fire service we should heed the Inspectors words while engaged in our daily effort to survive and defeat the Red Devil. All members of a company…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on March 19, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
TODAY’S COMPANY OFFICER
In today’s short-staffed and under funded fire service the demands and responsibilities of our members are many. As responsibilities go the Company Officer is the backbone of most incident operations.
The end result of any operation relies heavily on the performance of the crews operating on that incident. Assuring proficient execution of the plays from the company playbook, or policies and procedures, is one of the Company Officers most…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on March 10, 2015 at 5:34am — No Comments
“Engine 1 is on scene confirming 123 South Front Street with a 1 story occupied row of stores. There is smoke showing from the Alpha/Bravo corner. We’ve laid out from the hydrant at Front and Wayne…we’re going offensive with a 2” in the end unit…Engine 2 pick up our hydrant and Truck 1 come North on Front…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments