Risk a lot to save a lot, Risk nothing to save nothing. It is spoken and printed on many hallways in the fire service and classrooms across the nation. Has this become just another motto put in place to alleviate the liabilities or is it actually occurring on the scene? As history marches along the pendulum swings back and forth creating change and leaving behind chaos. Too many emotions are being attached to decisions that are made in split seconds while…Continue
Posted on September 27, 2015 at 9:07pm — 2 Comments
SOP's are thoughts preserved.
I am passionate about many things surrounding the fire service. I see value in education and experience. One without the other can fall short. I have spent time in person, on the phone, messaging etc. with some of the most brilliant (some educated, some simply experienced tailboarders, drivers and officers who gained knowledge thru busy tours). I generally hate reading but see value in it. As I read fire service literature both old…Continue
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:42pm
This is the letter that I submitted to several people regarding some recent topics and recommendations. This is not an issue about cowboys and cowards. It needs to be about educated, honest fire service leaders who understand that we do not have a duty to die, but we absolutely have a duty to act. This is not a flash in the pan reaction, but a written response that was formulated over several months of painstaking self analysis to ensure that I was not reacting to something that simply…Continue
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments
Here is something that a Senior Firefighter sent to a group of up and coming new hires. Enjoy.
Being the new guy has its place and if you are truly green and have never touched a piece of hose before, it's time to keep your head down, eyes up and ears perked for any and every bit of information that comes your way. Be a sponge. There will be plenty of information and it could be quite a rollercoaster ride for a while. That being said you also need to take note of what…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:08pm