Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (6)

More Quick Sh!t & Fire Behavior Prop

We are building a library of Quick Sh!t sheets.  Also in this post is a video on an innovative way to teach fire behavior to new recruits.  Read on.

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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on September 29, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Firefighting, EMS, The Web and Social Media

by: Lou Angeli

Veteran responders: Remember back in the day -- before the internet -- when contact with one another was through print magazines or via "pen pals?" Back then we learned of LODDs, huge incidents, apparatus deliveries and job notifications through magazines like Firehouse,…

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Added by Lou Angeli on September 27, 2012 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Personal Situational Awareness – “The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee”

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with a nationally-known fire service legend.  How fortunate for me to be one of the two guys with over seventy combined years in the fire service– just shooting the shit. 

Eventually, the talk turned from how much our management of the emergency scene has changed over the decades our scene management has come over the years- to the importance of situational awareness in general.

Then he reminded me of a well-known story about…

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Added by FireDaily.com on September 27, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

"Good Job" on Backstep Firefighter

Getting good at getting by can get you killed

The rookie sits in the jumpseat straightening out his SCBA straps, lost in thought. He thinks to himself, that the fire was nothing like what they taught at academy. He wonders if they are all like this. Nothing seemed to happen the way it was supposed to. He forgot to put on his hood, the Lieutenant…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on September 22, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Putting Technology In A Dummy

We took a tour of the Humanetics Innovative Solutions factory, which is the only company worldwide making crash test dummies for the auto industry.  These dummies contain an unbelievable amount of technology that provides data about how passengers are affected in various collisions.   This technology really helps explain how…

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Added by Paul Hasenmeier on September 16, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Are We Training Enough on Command and Control?

From my blog at FireGroundWorks.

In a National Fire Academy Alumni blog, John Bierling asks, “Is command failure an acceptable incident outcome?” He continues with this:

Nearly every…

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Added by Billy Schmidt on September 15, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

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