Tag Archives: Professional Development

A.C.T now!

Over the last year, what did you do to increase your emergency services knowledge, skills, and abilities? What supporting educational programs did you complete? What training classes did you attend? Most importantly, what changes in behavior did you implement after attending the programs? Here’s a three step process to help you further your abilities and […]

“He writes his own headlines”

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What does “Writing his own headlines” mean? That’s when someone spends so much time thinking about how this is going to look in the news they forget they have to do the work before the story gets written.

Residential Search Drill Part I

For this drill you will need…

Unexpected Haz Mats

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Generally, emergency responders expect to happen upon hazardous materials when responding to transportation or fixed facility incidents. Sometimes, haz mats (or potential haz mats) may be found in unexpected locations. Familiarity with haz mat container shapes and colors can be important clues indicating the presence of haz mats. Crews responded to a grass fire on […]

Fire Ground Survival the Foundation for R.I.T

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After being apart of some conversations, emails, and training I found that firefighters do not have an understanding that fire ground survival skills and Rapid Intervention are two separate disciplines. Fire Ground survival skills such as low profile maneuvers, ladder bails, and entanglement training provided the skills need to rescue a fellow firefighter who may […]

10,000 Hours?!

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  How do some firefighters get really good at their job and some, well, not so much. I was just perusing Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” and one of the focuses of the book is the 10,000 hour rule to become an expert or successful. I don’t plan on reading the book, but I’ve heard this […]

Fire Ground Operations # 4

We want you to Identify basic functions by putting yourself in the position of our brother and sisters in the videos. Remember these are videos and you could be the next week. We want to learn and grow not critcize. Five basic points to consider. •Size-Up •Command •Hose Lines ( Deployment, Number ) •Truck Functions […]

WHY?

Hey everyone, I’m back like a really bad habit! How often in your next tour will you as a fireman or a company officer hear the word “Why” come out of a members mouth? This word can be good, bad, or just downright insubordinate. This is my getting back in the grove, so this will be […]

Legacy Tactics Part II by Training 38

So what does it take, to effectively manage a scene and not be labeled as a “Legacy” department? First, you must understand your response area, resource availability and the ability of your personnel. Secondly, once you arrive on scene, paint the picture gives a “Windshield size-up”. Then you must exit the vehicle and conduct a […]

The Greedy Ones

Over the past couple of weeks I have become very disheartend with the fire service in my local area. I have realized that there is a lot of  lip service paid to Doing the Right Thing, but very little action as to which. The dishearting comes from the lack of truly sharing resources and information. […]

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