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Tactical Command and Control

Although I do not agree with Chief Laymen on nozzle selection, I think his 1953  book titled: Fire Fighting Tactics is still  great reference material.

Here is a small sample: "A battlefield does not give an opportunity for study, one does what he can to apply what he already knows, therefore, it is necessary that he know thoroughly and be able to use his knowledge…


Added by Sid Newby on May 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sales Are Up

I could not sell my way out of a wet paper bag, unless I believed in the product. That was one of the reasons why I became a firefighter. I wanted to help people and I knew didn’t want be in sales. My dad was a salesman most of his life and I decided that it wasn’t for me. I could not get past the part that if I didn’t believe in it I couldn’t sell it.

I finally found a product that I could sell because I believe in it to the core: Basic Realistic Fire…


Added by Sid Newby on February 9, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Fire Service Member New Year's Resolutions

Fire Service Members New Year’s Resolutions

From Rookies to Chiefs I have listed some resolutions for us to work on this year:

  • Train to be technically and tactically proficient on alarms, as an individual member and as a team. Train until it becomes habit.


  • Train with the nearest firehouse or department in your area. Set up some guidelines and procedures for alarms. The importance of this is having a coordinated…


Added by Sid Newby on December 28, 2013 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Low Cost Hand's on Training

I would like to ask all firefighters to consider joining us at Wichita HoT this year. The dates are September 28 & 29. We have had a tradition of excellent keynote speakers and excellent hands on training. Wichita HoT is priced fairly so that we can provide the best training for as many firefighters as possible. The 2013 keynote speakers will be Chief Mike Lombardo (Buffalo N.Y. Retired) and Chief Dave McGrail from Denver Fire Department. All of the Wichita HoT staff are truly committed…


Added by Sid Newby on August 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

FDIC Practical Engine Company Drills Thursday


Added by Sid Newby on March 18, 2012 at 11:13pm — No Comments

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