Lt. Billy Greenwood of FETC Services hosted another great show on Tap the Box that showed how and where you can find assistance to firefighters for a firefighter specific mental health issues…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lt. Billy Greenwood Apr 1, 2013.
Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood…Continue
Started Dec 16, 2012
What makes an "elite" firefighter? Well elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and experiences. Now looking…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Oct 10, 2012.
Life moves at a fast pace these days... So fast you can easily miss an opportunity to improve one self. The pace affects everybody from the firefighter down on the floor, right up to the chief’s office. There are two common management models during these busy times, the first would be the progressive management model. Being progressive involves supporting the needs and requirements of the organization and predicting or forecasting the future. The latter is called crisis or chaos management…Continue
Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:30am
There are NO shortcuts to the top or high speed travel lanes to mastery...
Seriously, what does it take to become the go to guy in your firehouse? What does it take to step beyond the go to guy and become the "elite" firefighter? Elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and life experiences. Looking at experience alone, the elite firefighter has often been provided…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2018 at 8:00am
How many times have you heard, "Man, it's like we've got four different fire departments working here!" Many have and we all know the meaning behind that statement. Fire Departments that have 3 or 4 different operational shifts, can often do things each a little differently. You know what I am talking about like differences in daily chores, vehicle maintenance, riding assignments or even operational responses. The amount of "different" can be dependant upon the amount of leadership…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:00pm
We all understand the mission of the fire service. Upon arrival to a given building fire, the fire department’s number one priority is life safety. If we have any possible chance of locating and rescuing an occupant, we must start a rapid and systematic primary search. Many smaller fire departments in the United States with limited manpower are forced to perform search and rescue from…Continue
Posted on February 1, 2017 at 7:00am