The “Chauffeur”, or "FADO" (Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator) position in any fire department is without a doubt, one of the most critical jobs in the fire service. In department’s all across the country, Chauffeur’s are assigned or tested positions, increasing the company’s operations and situational awareness. A good Chauffeur has qualities of adaptability, not only on the fire ground, but one that can perform in several positions at any given time. One must understand that career or…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on May 18, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Conversations swarming over fire and emergency services organizations these days have defined a need for mentoring the future leaders of this business and passing on the crucial information needed for the planning process. However, there are debates everyday about building our next generation and how current Chief Officers are not conquering this particular task.
As I was rummaging through my old magazine subscriptions, I merely opened up an old Firehouse Magazine, June 1996 Ed., and…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on May 12, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments
Lieut. Ray McCormack speaks fluently about the acronym "DICERS-VO" on the fire ground, while defining it very well. I got to thinking the other day, many acronyms flood the fire service and why add another one. As tactics are a major part of the job, organizations are formed from the top, and many times the services/programs we provide are implemented from above the operations staff. No fire department can operate without funding, apparatus, manpower, and tools. The defined "Mission" can…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rebok on May 6, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments