October 2017 Blog Posts (6)

Hello All

I'm back after a long absence, just had no real time as I was helping others and I even had an absence from the other group I blog on. Just retired from being a NY State Fire Instuctor. Have been doing some traveling and now going to start doing some Military hops. But hey you need to keep busy when you retire otherwise you will go crazy just sitting around. Hope all of you have been safe and doing some training and driving to and from safe.

I preach driving safe a lot. We just had a…

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Added by Bob Allard on October 18, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

SCARY THINGS

NEW Fire/Rescue Magazine October editorial cartoon: Scary…

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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on October 17, 2017 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Redefining the Healthy Firefighter

The topic of health and wellness in the fire service has been growing over the years. This can be attributed to a number of factors: workers compensation, absenteeism,, injury reduction, and or improved fitness to decrease adverse health risks/events to help our firefighters.. All of these things are positives in…

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Added by John Hofman on October 17, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Fire Service Mentor

When I entered the fire service twenty years ago things were much different than they are today. We must ask ourselves, why are things different? We have to stop our backward slide or the fire service, as we know it, will die. When I began my fire service career, I had a lot of people that were willing to help me and… Continue

Added by Jason Fullmer on October 13, 2017 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Dichotomy of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Culture



The great dichotomy within today’s fire service is all about perceived culture. The improvement of our culture as a whole within the emergency services is relative to our specific paradigms. Much can be done as has been implemented already…

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Added by John Dixon on October 13, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Coming Up on "5-Alarm Task Force!"

Coming up in the next few weeks on our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Responders:"

1. We talk with Jeff Dill from the Firefighters Behavioral Health Alliance to discuss the difficulties some of our brothers and sisters go through on the job; some facing such troubling issues that they take their own lives.

2. We'll be at the Great Florida Fire School it Ft. Myers FL to catch mini-interviews and sound bytes from some of the top fire instructors in…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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