June 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Tactical Mastery - The Fire Service Investment

What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse?  What does it take to step beyond the go to guy and become an "elite" firefighter?  Well, elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and life experiences. Looking at experience alone, the elite firefighter has often been provided opportunities to succeed from many people who have invested time in said development.  The author Malcomb…

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Added by FETC on June 20, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall on Backstepfirefighter.com

“If everyone on the Team was like me, what kind of Team would it be?”

Feel free to download and share all the photos are in the public domain.

The above quote is attributed to the Navy SEALs. The question it asks is an important one. Would the Team succeed if everyone was like you? Are you putting your best effort in?

Imagine if there was a sign above the door to your dayroom that said, “If everyone on…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on June 19, 2015 at 7:25pm — No Comments

I guess I technically could have called a mayday?!?!

This was our Monday afternoon cover assignment, that went horribly wrong at 1:50 in the afternoon.....

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/crash-involving-burns-harbor-fire-truck-caused-by-second-driver/article_c9fbbdcf-9ddb-5a17-baa0-29a536311270.html

Added by Rob Wesley on June 10, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

about me

Hello my name is Stephen Smith I am a 28-year-old quadriplegic with a physical disability called cerebral palsy and I use an electric wheelchair for my mobility needs

Added by Stephen Smith on June 5, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots on BackstepFirefighter.com

The musings of a confused fireman firefighter

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Disclaimer: I am not, have never been, will not be, against any research that can be used to make our job safer. We all know firefighting is ‘inherently dangerous’ because it says so on every piece of equipment we wear. Anything we can do to improve our ability to…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on June 5, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Firefighter Cardio Interval Workout for Fat Loss

I have had a of of requests for quick workouts that can be done with minimal equipment.  Here is a re-post of one of my more popular cardio interval workouts I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the FRF Rapid Fat Loss or FRF Ultimate fire Rescue Athlete…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 5, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

Ownership Nugget

It's great to say you take responsibility for a mistake or to say that you need to improve or make changes.  That's only half the battle though.  You must take meaningful steps and actions to actually correct the mistakes, make the improvements and changes that are needed.  Taking action is the part of taking responsibility and ownership that is hard, not verbalizing them.

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on June 4, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Being the Right Kind of First

I was lucky to have some great officers and leaders influence my career path in the fire service, and in life.  They were always offering sound advice and sharing their experiences. Some I heeded right away and others I had to learn the hard way.  Either way, their words and actions provided me a template to use to work to be a good firefighter and, later on, officer.

Now I have the opportunity to pass along the valuable bits of information that was passed to me along with my own…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on June 2, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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