• Coronavirus Seminar for First Responders

    5-Alarm Task Force and Insight Training LLC are proud to present a Coronavirus Webinar for First Responders, sponsored by Life Scan Wellness Centers. Friday, April 17th at 1:00 PM.EDT. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing if you're unable to join us at 1:00 PM EDT.Tickets are $10 and all…

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  • Boosting Morale By Allowing Firefighters to Do Firefighter Things!

    In any organization, morale is one of the most important facets of the group, whether they are volunteers at a religious facility, workers in a mill, or the staff of a huge law firm encompassing an entire floor of a high-rise. Yet, it plays an even more important role for a cadre of first…

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  • 5-Alarn Task Force's 2019 Review

    First, I hope that you and yours had a safe and wonderful holiday season! Though we’re just starting 2020, 2019 was another great year for 5-Alarm Task Force. Here are some of our stats for 2019. 1. Once again, we “crossed the world,” with listeners in nearly 40 countries, on six of the seven…

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  • BUILD YOUR CULTURE - PROFESSIONALISM V. MINIMALISM

    As firefighters we constantly face challenges, however not all of them are at an emergency scene. Many of these challenges occur every day; often before we ever leave the station. And many of those challenges deal with our attitudes. You might be surprised at the toll that a wrong attitude can…

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  • Annual Santa Food Drive

    ••Revised due to expected weather.••The volunteer members of the North Patchogue Fire Department will be escorting Santa Claus throughout our entire district beginning at…

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  • What Type of Fire Can Be Put Out With Water

    What Type of Fire Can Be Put Out Safely with Water?There are five classes of fires, and they are classified according to that fuels them. Extinguishing a fire successfully depends on the fuel. A fire needs fuel, oxygen, and heat. To effectively put out a fire you need to remove one of these…

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  • Th Importance of the 360 Size-Up + More

    As long as we have had two-way radios in the fire service, the first arriving officer (or whomever was in a “right seat”) would provide some sort of report upon arrival. In my active years in two different departments from ’77-’85, the FAO might give a 15-30 “quick view” to dispatch. I remember…

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  • Big Challengers - Small Departments

    Many of us in the fire service believe that, for the most part, most fire departments in North America are the same, other than size and run numbers, with some being career…

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  • The Africa Fire Mission: A First Hand Look Into Firefighting In a Third World Country

         Today I sat at a local bar slightly overwhelmed at all the choices I had. 12 different beers, 30 different liquors, a wonderful bar food selection. A nice climate controlled facility and a theoretically infinite tap water supply to refill drinks and wash the dishes. For the last 15 days I was…

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  • Firefighter Health initiatives in Canada

    Episode 4-12 – Bradley Davidson, CFEI – Firefighter Health Initiatives in CanadaBrad Davidson is a Canadian Fire Executive with 38 years serving, “Mrs. Smith.” Brad has a strong love and passion for the fire service, underscored by his years of experience and his certifications. Through out chats…

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