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You know your role, but do you know theirs?

You know your role, but do you know theirs?

I think most would agree that things go better on the fire ground when we each know our role. Nonetheless, we still hear about incidents that could have gone a little smoother. One of the leading causes of fire ground chaos is poor communications. There are many...

Sometimes Less = More

Sometimes Less = More

After 25yrs in the fire service you get to know alot of people. Having spent most of those years training firefigthers, it is not uncommon for my friends to invite me to stop by and watch one of their training nights - usually in hopes that I will have some great...

Is technology killing he volunteer fire service?

Is technology killing he volunteer fire service?

Technology has certainly made some positive impacts on the fire service over the past ten years. We can now purchase thermal imaging cameras that are about the size of a can of soda, our PPE weighs less and protects against higher temperatures than ever before, and...

Indy here I come

Indy here I come

WOW where did a year go? I am off to FDIC 2014 in Indianapolis and will be presenting "Volunteer Recruit Training Programs: A recipe for success" immediately following the opening ceremony at 10:30am on Wednesday in room(s) 132-133. Please stop by and say hello if...

Nothing Showing…….

Nothing Showing…….

It’s 2am and you wake up to that familiar squelch, your being dispatched to a multi-family housing unit for a report of smoke. You recognize the address as a frequent flyer for alarm calls but this time is different. Dispatch is telling you that they are receiving...

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher

[column_one_third][/column_one_third] [column_one_third][/column_one_third] [column_one_third][/column_one_third] You work tirelessly, putting in many more hours than what you’re “on the clock” for, all in an effort to deliver your message so that it may reach even...