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 […]
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.
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 […]
Check out their page at Columbia Memorial Stair Climb After you climb 110 stories you will feel an overwhelming sense of pride. Sure, you’ll be proud that you finished the climb, but more importantly, you’ll take pride in knowing that in this great country there are still hero’s that are willing to make the ultimate […]
The book is available and is a compilation of posts from The New Fire Officer all wrapped into one. With quick and simple leadership ideas and anecdotes, this book is a great reference book for aspiring and current fire officers and leaders. It is unrefined and straightforward with its content. You can get the book […]
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As a young firefighter at my first career job, I had a captain that made us take a can on just about every type of alarm. Fire alarm–take the can. Odor of smoke–take the can. The list goes on and it became a habit for us to grab the can. During my time there (it’s […]
By Kyle Sanders It’s 3 A.M. when you pull up to a two story home with smoke showing and a frantic mother meets you at the truck screaming that her child is still in their room! Do you know, from looking at the house, where would be the best point of entry for starting your […]
As I look at some of the residential buildings in my fire district, I realize the difficulties associated with access for firefighting activities. With homes that have been built on elevations, hill sides, tall retaining walls, and in alleyways; access for apparatus, hoselines and ladders are sometimes difficult. Other problems encountered could include access to […]
This class is one I’ve been asked about since rolling out the Company Officer Development Program we’ve been doing for almost two years with great success. The Battalion Chief version is the same format but it is six weeks instead of five and it focuses on issues OFF of the fire ground. Check it out, […]