By Billy Schmidt
Are you building your fire department administration strategically? How do you find and position the cornerstone members who will ignite interest, introduce new ideas and development, and achieve a dynamically talented team? Can they hit the target?
Added by Billy Schmidt on March 9, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments
I had the privilege of visiting this central in early winter 2013.
It is a whole world that have open up to me.
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|Earlier this year, I completed a police reserve training course that spanned five months. While there was a massive amount of information to absorb, some of it stood out above the rest. As I mentioned in a previous article, law enforcement and military personnel have spent a great deal of time learning what goes on in the mind of those who serve and protect. Firefighters and police officers have always had that unspoken rivalry…|
Added by Brad Maness on February 21, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments
I'm embarrassed to say that the other night I slept through a call. Does anyone have any tips to wake up easier for middle of the night calls?
New group was started, in memory of our 19 fallen brothers. check it out and please join!
Added by Gavello on February 17, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments
Not sure it ever worked in the first place
We are in a fascinating period of time for the fire service. Never before have the resources (financial, physical and mental) been greater. We are finally looking at fires, how they burn, how conditions change. We are looking a fuel packages, flow paths. We are discussing heat release rates and polar…Continue
Added by Corey Michael Welliver on January 26, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
Good morning everyone.
I am in the process of re-writing our Department's Red-Hat (probationary, non-certified) to Black Hat (certified) FF manual. The purpose of this manual is take thru training that the FF learned at the academy and prepare them for real life situations. We all know that what you learn at the academy is nothing like real world situations.
My Department is a combination Department with County Career personnel working days with the volunteers covering nights…Continue
Added by Brady Grim on January 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 it was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in sixteen National Violent Death…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on January 20, 2014 at 8:13am — No Comments
Hi! My name is Ambria and I am attending Casper College in Casper, WY to receive my degree in Fire Science Technology, I am also the secretary/treasurer of our Casper Fire Science Association. I want everyone's opinions or ideas on our next project. We are inviting other colleges from around the United States to come to Casper and compete in a combat challenge. It is an invitational event an we are looking at getting as many colleges to come as possible. Any idea's on how to promote it to…Continue
Added by Ambria Lane on January 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My son recently wrote this please feel free to pay it forward. By the way, he is only 9.
My dad inspires me. He is brave because he saves lives everyday.
He would rather crash his car than let an innocent pass on.( I think we know what he is saying here)
My Dad is gentle. He calms people down and says everything is going to be ok.
My dad is talented. He is so tiny he can fit threw a one foot pipe. He will help you wherever you are. He…Continue
Added by rodney recore on January 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The Model City Firefighter is headed to the Motor City to provide mutual aid!
A couple months back, the Detroit Mutual Aid Project was launched to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our brothers and sisters in Detroit, MI. As a Board Member of the National Firefighters Endowment, I have been involved with the project since…Continue
Added by ModelCityFirefighter.com on January 12, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments
hello i have a question for anyone who can help. I am an emt b just stating to look for my first firefighter position while going to classes and working i have been considering joining the air force reserve for 4 years. i have completed meps but have not signed anything. i have been assured by the recruiter that they can work around the fire department schedule and have done so with others. My question is will joining the reserve hinder gaining a firefighter position or does the "flexible…Continue
Added by eric redman on January 8, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments
Lessons learned from the Philippines
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I want to wish all my friends and others a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and stay safe and train , train and then train again but "PLEASE" stay "SAFE"
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ModelCityFirefighter.com’s newest article of Blowin’ Smoke features Kevin Shea, a retired firefighter from FDNY. We are very excited about this Blowin’ Smoke article and grateful for the opportunity to interview Shea on the site. I had the pleasure of meeting him earlier this year in Chicago at Fire Rescue International. He is about as humble as they come and is a wealth of knowledge. We hope you enjoy the interview.
Added by ModelCityFirefighter.com on December 18, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments