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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Aggressive"

The word "aggressive" is getting the wrong connotation in the fire service. Being an "aggressive" firefighter or an "aggressive" fire company HAS NOTHING TO DO with rushing in carelessly, cowboy antics and operating with reckless abandon. An "aggressive" firefighter or fire company's foundation is formed thru personal and company level training and a marked state of combat readiness!

 

Check out Merriam-Websters dictionary, 1b. insert "fire" in the sentence just before fighter.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aggressive

 ag·gres·sive

 adj \ə-ˈgre-siv\

Definition of AGGRESSIVE

1a : tending toward or exhibiting aggression (aggressive behavior)
 1b : marked by combative readiness (aggressive fighter)

NO FIREFIGHTER IS INVINCIBLE!

NO FIREFIGHTER IS BETTER THAN THIER TRAINING AND THIER EQUIPMENT PREPARES THEM TO BE!

Read, Learn, Absorb, Share... Be "COMBAT READY"

 


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Comment by Dan Rice on July 24, 2011 at 8:13am

Very good posting Doug, this I agree has become a common misconception of the aggressive attitude put forth by some departments or department members. It is not something to be ashamed of as many try to make it, aggression if it is controlled by a good command structure and supported by hard, correct, and organized training is most often the best way to operate on a fire scene. Now as said prior to my statements, if you are running around with no group goal and multiple missions then aggression can be careless and dangerous. Thanks for the posting man!

 

Dan Rice

Comment by Michael Bricault (ret) on July 12, 2011 at 4:28pm

-Very well said. To many firemen out there make the mistake of believing in going fast and operating on raw emotion with no solid base in techniques or training. 

-My advice; learn your job and work smart not hard. Slow is fast: fast is slow!!!

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