Year in Review by Training 38

As we take a look back at 2013, the fire service has lost many brothers and sister's in the LODD from responding to calls, medical emergencies, structural collapse, wildland fires and apparatus incidents to name a few. We have lost brother's and sister's to job related cancer. So, let's all take a moment and remember those who were taken from us and honor their sacrifice.

We have seen research and data come to the forefront in the fire service, which of course will bring change to our tactics and strategies, along with Fire Service myths broken. Technology is constantly evolving and changing our toolbox. Our most fundamental firefighting skill and valuable resource still requires hands on aggressive, educated and intelligent  firefighters. 

So I encourage everyone out there to take classes, read an article, research, network and pass on your knowledge. Honor the past, respect the tradition and be a productive and integral part of the future. 

As we go forward into 2014 and being a part of the greatest profession the world has to offer, hone your craft, take pride and pay it forward. Be safe and remember your Firefighter Basics. Happy New Year!

-Training38

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  • Ladder Jack says:

    Here's to that Training 38!  It is sad that we still lose on average about 100 FFs per year, and I'm glad you're keeping this at the forefront of our memories.  Hopefully with 2014 upon us, we can continue to inspire those getting into the fire service to continue with improving themselves always; while hoping that our veterans will pass on as much as they can to the incoming generations.  Thanks for your post!

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Firefighter Basics launched in February 2009 after Founder/Editor Marques Bush was looking for a way to express himself and share his experiences with brother and sister firefighters. Shortly after founding the site Marques spoke with several trusted friends and ask them to come on board and contribute also. Firefighter Basics is a dedicated group of firefighters who strive everyday to practice what they preach about Training, Safety, and Tradition.  We can be reached at firefighterbasics@gmail.com

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