Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers, and friends of Rocky Mount, Virginia Fire Chief Posey Dillon, who died yesterday along with Firefighter William Daniel “Danny” Altice in a…Continue
Hey all-Leaving this AM for Firehouse Expo in Baltimore. If you're in the neighborhood, look us up, we'll be netcasting from the booth of Firegeezer and Dave Statter, as well as frequenting the…Continue
If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America's Worst Volunteer Firefighter.
Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often: Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires. What we don't see, usually never see, is a case like this volunteer firefighter. Authorities claim this guy, already out on bond from serial arson charges, did some other really, really, really bad…Continue
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…Continue
I read an article by an old acquaintance the other day. I don't want to identify the author because this is not about the "who", but the "what."
What a concept. Here's an excerpt:
“There was a code that said that the coach was always right and you NEVER
questioned a coach’s decision in regards to you. Like it or not, you had to respect it. It was not an option! Sound…
A conversation heard at a Midwestern fire department between Bobby, the Training Officer and his Chief:
Fire Chief: Go away, Bobby, I’m eating.
T.O. Bobby: Hey, Your Eminence, I have some good news and I have some good news.
Fire Chief: You know me, Bobby. Give me the bad news first.
T.O. Bobby: There is no bad news, Chief.
Fire Chief: There’s never no bad news, Bobby. This is 2010,…Continue