I was approached recently by a new fire academy graduate on how to be young and successful in the fire service. This made me really take a step back and think. I closed my eyes and flashed back. There I was, 20 years old motivated and ready as I started my first day of the Academy at my dream department. We were all wearing suits and ties looking sharp for our first day, so new that we weren’t even issued uniforms. I remember that day vividly. 40 new faces inside the training tower…Continue
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Jacob McAfee, MS, CFO, CTO, MIFireE is the Fire Chief of the…Continue
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FDIC 2019: Session: Firefighter Mentorship
Firefighter Mentorship: Designing, implementing, managing and sustaining an effective…Continue
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The Effects of Inbred Training
When we picture the word inbreeding we imagine movies such as, “Wrong Turn” with mutated and deformed humans that are cannibals. Thoughts of some mountain shack with a family that has never seen the outside world speaking in an unknown dialect that only they can understand. Inbreeding can lead to mental and physical mutations that limit a person’s ability to grow properly…Continue
Added by Michael DeStefano on February 28, 2019 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition…Continue
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“Success isn’t done by looking out the window, it is done by looking in the mirror.”
- Chief Dave…Continue
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“Protecting Those Who Defend America.” – Bill Killen, Director, Navy Fire & Emergency Services, 1985 - 2004…Continue
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Tune in for the next episode of The Future Firefighter, Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Christopher Connelly, Regional Fire Chief, Navy Region Southwest Fire & Emergency Services Federal Fire with co-host Deputy Chief Jacob McAfee as we discuss opportunities in the Federal Fire Service as a Department of…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on December 17, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The top priority of most Fire Service Organizations is the satisfaction of the public and professional image. Let me ask you today, how does one attain that? When the public calls for our assistance from the most minor medical call, to a residential lockout, to a fire in a building we are expected to operate in a efficient and professional manner. The public expects us to run into that burning building, the public expects us to render aid to that person, they expect us to help them in any…Continue
(Photo Credits: Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant).
Reggie Freeman, CFO, FIFireE…Continue
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It is your first shift back from a nice relaxing family vacation. You come into the station relaxed and ready to get back to your crew and the job you love. You notify the firefighter you are relieving of your arrival and go to your locker and grab your equipment. You walk over to the engine as your assignment for the day is the Lead Off Nozzleman.
What is your first step?
For myself, I start at the off going crew member. I ask about the prior shifts, what tools were used,…Continue
Added by Tyler Prater on September 27, 2018 at 2:10pm — No Comments
had a little vehicle rescue refresher training today to give the new guys a little practice with the jaws of life.
our trainer was excellent in explaining the different methods and options for cutting a vehicle open.
our local salvage yard happily donates car bodies for training!1534893485377.jpg
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(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger, Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).
Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or…Continue
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Though an International Emergency Management Practitioner, I come from a developing Country Kenya, or if you may a third world Country for that matter. What is amazing in Kenya and I believe in most African Countries, is our fixation especially those in leadership positions, particular the finance decision makers on a myth.
They tend to believe that for a County or local Government Fire Service to be deemed efficient it all boils down to having new fire engines, which rather enforces…Continue
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“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on July 21, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments