How many of you think accountability is about tags and passport systems are in place then you have accountability? Well, that's a start. First is accounting for your personnel. Whether you are an all volunteer, combination or all paid department, the collection of tags or Velcro names is only the beginning. Establishing good accountability starts […]
Describe your incident's operations 1. Size-Up 2. Line selection and why 3. Building Construction 4. What is the smoke telling you 5. Layout your strategies The Fires are being used as a training opportunity, and not to bash the agencies or the firefighters in them. If you can't contribute in a positive manner, than […]
When you ask someone what does "bread and butter" mean, you usually get a reply into what type of structure you normally respond to. We train or simulate training around these types of calls. How many times have you witnessed the deployment of the pre-connect/crosslay get totally screwed up on these so called " Bread […]
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 […]
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