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PROACTIVE REPORTING

PROACTIVE REPORTING I want to cover some issues regarding the importance of fireground reports.  We often refer to the fire service as being proactive when in reality we are one of the most reactive businesses out there.  Look at the gear we wear, the apparatus we operate, and the codes that must be enforced.  Almost […]

FDIC 2016: Giving Back

I wrote this column for the New Jersey FMBA.  I reprinted it here because I like it. This column is being written from my hotel room in Indianapolis where I have the great privilege of attending and speaking at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International). This is the Disneyland for firefighters, the Greatest Show […]

Tips for the Street Firefighter

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Reminder: Always probe with your weight on the back foot. Gravity never takes a day (or a minute) off. When making those forays across a floor above a fire area, across the roof, or in any area where structural integrity is suspect, personnel should use a tool to probe ahead of them. Don’t, however, let […]

New Roll Call Tips Video: Anti-freelancing tips

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Follow the link below to hear a short video I did for Fire Engineering Roll Call Tips on anti-freelancing measures http://bcove.me/w6faj88y