April 2011 Blog Posts (75)

Building Support for the Cause: Lessons learned from the “Ready, Set, Go!” pilot program

By Chief Bob Roper and Lucian Deaton



Firefighters remember the fires that impact our departments and serve as guideposts in the development of our own careers in the fire service. Yet, as we all know, the public will soon forget the threats that they’re experiencing today. Development in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) introduces new and existing residents in our communities—many of whom have pre-existing notions of what it means to live in close proximity to forest,…

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Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Handling the “Leadership Absenteeism” Crisis Ahead—a Career Perspective

By Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson, EFO, CFO, MIFireE



The following article focuses on a growing issue in the career fire service: the “leadership absenteeism” created by a generation of leaders retiring. Read a complementary article by Tiger Schmittendorf about this issue’s impact on the volunteer fire service… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 13, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Handling the “Leadership Absenteeism” Crisis Ahead—a Volunteer Perspective

By Tiger Schmittendorf



The following article focuses on a growing issue in the volunteer fire service: the “leadership absenteeism” created by a generation of leaders retiring. Read a complementary article by Jeff Johnson about this issue’s impact on the career fire service here.…



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Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Introducing your new RECRUIT

After much anticipation on getting a final phone call from the Fire Department, I was told on Friday that I had been accepted into Recruit Volunteer school, Sunday was orientation and paperwork and last night was first night of Wildland school! Talk about fast paced! I found myself wanting to soak up everything I can training wise like I was 18 again! But this was not possible without the support of friends, family and FFN....so thank you!

Added by Kate on April 12, 2011 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Mentoring Advances the Quality of Future Fire Service Leaders

Mentoring Advances the Quality of Future Fire Service Leaders

Seasoned fire officials can help prepare next generation’s leaders for excellence

By Kenneth Morgan



With varying missions, a constantly changing environment and decreasing revenue sources that hamper an increasing service demand, anyone in the fire service today knows our occupation is in constant… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

THE DICHOTOMY OF RISK on BACKSTEP FIREFIGHTER

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on April 11, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Thank You Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 11 - 17

 

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week I would like to make the following statement:

 

As Chief, I can never express enough how much pride and respect I have for “YOU” the members that make the Clarendon Fire Association a success. Without your volunteering, outstanding help, support, and devotion I couldn't do my job and we couldn't provide the professional service we offer.

 

"Thank You…

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Added by Norman E. Flanders on April 11, 2011 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Are You At Work Or At The Firehouse?

Many of us have either seen firsthand or heard about the Pride and

Ownership series by Chief Rick Lasky of the Lewisville (TX) Fire

Department so I won't give you a synopsis but rather use it as a

building block to talk about some related issues.





Like I have posted before, do you check the rigs first thing in the

morning?  Do you get your chores done and then ask the officer what more

needs to be done? And if he doesn't have anything else for you, do… Continue

Added by backsteprescue on April 11, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Is Anyone (Else) Out There? First Arriving & Trapped

As reported in our nations news, five DC Fire Department members were injured yesterday in an early morning house fire.  They became trapped by a ceiling collapse shortly after making entry. The speed with which the RIC deployed and made rescues, coupled with the the IC immediately requesting a 2nd Alarm resulted in not only rapid rescue of multiple trapped firefighters, but also quick knock down of a serious fire.


Unlike urban/metro FD's, the suburban FD may not have quite…
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Added by SAFE Firefighter on April 11, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

pierce quantum pumper

Hello

Im new here and need some direction on a project thats coming up soon. Our 97 pierce quantum pumper is in need of a new radiator, Has any department ever taken on this job? Due to budget cuts sending it out is not in the in the cards. We plan to do it in house and have top people. If you have done this job what did you run into? what problems? or what would you do different next time? If anyone has a step by step list to follow that would also…

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Added by Lou Cherney on April 9, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

FireTruckBlog.com: Apparatus For Sale

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Added by Dave Statter on April 9, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Peter Van Dorpe Interview

A new post on Hooks & Irons: Peter Van Dorpe Interview

Added by Eddie Crombie on April 9, 2011 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Firefighters step up for CFSI/NFFF 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

Last…

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Added by Dave Statter on April 7, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Photoelectric smoke detectors required in three Ohio Cities

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Added by Dave Statter on April 6, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Sad to see you go...

This morning i opened an email and was smacked in the face with the news that a friend of mine (ex-firefighter) was killed in a plane crash on monday.   It took my breath away.   He was working for the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa,  and was supposed to see his family (he is survived by his son and daughter) for the first time in nearly a year. It terrifies me that life can be so brutally taken away from us,  yet every shift I deal with death.  I suppose having it so close to… Continue

Added by Elseiq Oakley on April 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Tool Purchasing 101: Important Questions to Ask Yourself before You Spend the Cash

Story & Photo by Todd D. Meyer



When the salespeople come to visit, make sure you have cars available to cut—and the newer the better. Run the tools through multiple evolutions, attempting different objectives: roof removal, dash roll,…
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Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 6, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Team Atlantic Dash 2011

On the 4th December 2011, Firefighters John Haskell and Kevin Dite (South Wales Fire & Rescue Service) will begin one of the world’s toughest rowing challenges, and row across the Atlantic Ocean

unsupported in order to raise money and awareness for The FireFighter Charity, Help For Heroes, and Breast Cancer Care.



This 3000 mile rowing challenge will see them pushed to intolerable levels of physical and mental endurance as they… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy

A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy…
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Added by Eddie Crombie on April 5, 2011 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

The Prevention Evolution: Mentoring transfers knowledge to the next generation

The Prevention Evolution

Mentoring transfers knowledge to the next generation while expanding our perspective

By Jim Crawford



There’s been a lot of talk recently about mentoring in the fire service, and about how those of us who’ve been around for awhile need to bring younger people up to speed so that they can take over.… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 5, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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