March 2014 Blog Posts (5)

On-Duty Firefighter (Fire Rescue) Workout...

I get a lot of requests to come up with workouts that can be performed on duty with equipment found at the firehouse. The other day, my crew and I performed this intensive 30 minute interval workout.  This workout will get your heart racing, challenge your core and work your muscles.

The workout consists of three, 10 minute intervals each with a different focus.  The first 10 minutes focuses on anaerobic recovery, the second ten minutes on full body strength and the last ten…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 24, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Recruitment and Retention.

I'm going to try to give some of my insight why departments fail to get new recruits and fail to retain them.

We see the news reports all over the country. "Local fire departments short on members." We hear departments say we just can't seem to get the young people in are area interested in the fire department. 

The question is ARE YOU REALLY TRYING? DO YOU REALLY WANT NEW MEMBERS? Next you will try to tell me…


Added by Derek J Sinesi on March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Im in class thats 9 months long one day a week and a Saturday every now and then and they freaked out on me about it. I would have to leave 3 hours early one day a week from Sep to Nov 18 and they freaked out about that. Then told me they will let me off in Sep,Oct,Nov if i make every class before then and get them a note that I was there, ok not a big deal right. Yes is wrong and kind of a joke but its what I have to do so ok I guess. Well I just found out that my two awesome out side…


Added by Bmead on March 14, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

Can Your Administration Team Hit The Target?

By Billy Schmidt

Are you building your fire department administration strategically? How do you find and position the cornerstone members who will ignite interest, introduce new ideas and development, and achieve a dynamically talented team? Can they hit the target?

Your fire department’s administrative team is just as important, if not more, as…


Added by Billy Schmidt on March 9, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

911 Call Center open up to you!

CAUCA, it's the voice behind

911 for more than 560 towns over Quebec!

I had the privilege of visiting this central in early winter 2013.

It is a whole world that have open up to me.

Follow me in on…


Added by Patrick Guay on March 4, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

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