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This is just a short post on staying sharp and keeping your edge. We all hear, and probably say, the word routine eventhough we know and understand that very little of what we do IS routine.

It can appear to be routine, but once we dig into the skill, task, or incident, that word no longer applies.

So, in the following picture, we could argue that this fire and building would be "routine." We would pull hose and deploy tactics that we "routinely" drill and train on.

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But, as we start make our entry and prepare to search and attack, our "routine" fire becomes very challenging and not so "routine." Take a look.

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So, consider this, among other factors, when believing or labeling anything in fire service "routine."

Keep training hard. Jason

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