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No more Volunteers – REALLY?

August 23rd, 2011 By Al Rufer, MBA This past Saturday I taught a 4hr session of Backpacks 2 Air Packs at the Monroe Fire School in Monroe Wisconsin. Backpacks 2 Air Packs is a volunteer recruit ...

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The GREAT Debate

By, Alan Rufer - MBA There is a “Great Debate” going on regarding whether formal education or job experience should be given a greater amount of weight during the promotional process.  The ...

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Does anyone fight fire anymore?

Maybe it's because of movies like Backdraft, Ladder 49, or some other movie or YouTube video that we have seen showing a firefighter entering a fully involved building wearing only half of their PPE, ...

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Safety Cops

    Cops give Safety a bad name     By, Alan Rufer, MBA               Do you ever wonder why safety gets such a bad rap in the fire service?  I mean really; this is 2011, ...

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Aerial Training

Monroe firefighters practice using the aerial ladder for rescue.

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3 Steps to lengthening your career

                   Although the rewards are great, managing a volunteer fire department can seem overwhelming at times. I mean really, with all of the work, both tactical and ...

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