Brad Maness
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Color Code of Survival

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:39am 0 Comments

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…

Intensity Driven Training…Know Your Limitations

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 12:37am 0 Comments

Not long ago, I read an article suggesting firefighters should slow down during training sessions to increase duplication of the skills presented.  This seems like a valid argument to ensure basic and advanced skills are learned and mastered.  We can look at this type of training as practice, where more time is needed to focus on the subject.  While I agree we must take more time when learning new skills and reinforcing important information, our training must also include high intensity and…


Take Care of the Tools that Take Care of You

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:23pm 0 Comments

Follow the link below to my article on ensuring our basic life-saving equipment is checked often.  Essentially these are the tools that take care of us!

Being Proactive While Assigned to RIT

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:14pm 0 Comments


Follow the link below to an article I posted on my webpage.  It identifies what our RIT companies should be doing on the fireground.  Just because we have caught the RIT assignment doesn't mean we have to just stand around grumbling because we didn't catch the first line.  Click the link below to continue reading.…


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At 3:23pm on April 15, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Brad.   I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
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