Four Simple Rules for the Company Officer


I talk a great deal about the role of the company officers and how they influence the members of your department.  When teaching officer development we hit hard on setting and establishing expectations and ensuring that there is follow-through with those expectations.  I was recently asked about expectations for my company officers.  They aren’t too […]

[Podcast – 003] Street Smart Firefighting in Hoarder Homes with Ryan Pennington

hoarding Podcast

In this episode, we talk with Ryan Pennington from Chamber of Hoarders about fighting fires in hoarder homes. Hoarding conditions present many hazards for firefighters from disorientation to collapse, and much more.  Ryan shares his street smart techniques that will help you safely and effectively fight these fires.  He share a mental checklist that you […]

Some First Due Considerations from the Combo Side


From Captain David Konys   Dealing with manpower issues is a problem that I deal with at the department where I work and where I volunteer.  I am always looking for ways to maximize our manpower and it starts on the training ground.   I usually have a three man engine crew and when we […]