This is a guest post from Emily Walsh of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. She has some great things to consider as firefighters. Subject: Safety decisions firefighters can make in order to reduce their risk of cancer. Outline: Firefighter cancer statistics Best practices to reduce cancer risk. Specifically decisions firefighters can make What can […]
Attached is the class list available for state funding for 2017-2018. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. Priority will be given to agencies that have not hosted a class of ours in the past. Host agencies must be able to meet the requirements for each class, mainly for minimum student participation. […]
This episode Jason discusses sub-level challenges with Adam Hansen from Milford, CT. Adam has written two recent articles with Fire Engineering and we discuss some of the content. Be sure to check it out and share.
The Double Edge Sword of Loyalty There are bad leaders out there, no doubt “Management reserves the right to manage poorly” What you should expect: Fair & consistent treatment Genuine concern for your wellbeing & development The tools & support you need to do your job To be challenged and to […]
Chief Dennis Reilly and Jason Hoevelmann discuss leadership for firefighters and fire officers specifically regarding being a consistent leader and officer using the Leadership Triad. It comes downs to a strong moral compass and the firm foundation based on ethics and doing what’s right. THE MORAL & ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF BEING AN OFFICER: Your decisions […]
Chief Joe Pronesti and Jason Hoevelmann discuss three fires that happened on, or near Father’s Day. The fires had a huge impact on many families, as all line of duty deaths do and we felt it appropriate to discuss the lessons and stories of these fires. Chief Pronesti also has a recent […]
Don’t over-compicate the roll of command. In this episode Chief Pronesti discusses a simple initial size up option that takes into account the building. This is not the only option out there, just one we discussed in this particular episode. Size–how do you determine size and define that for your crews? Use–understand the […]