April 2014 Blog Posts (5)

What's Working? What's Not?

Start, Stop, Continue is a well-known method for feedback that many organizations and teams use to gauge effectiveness. You simply ask:

  • What can we start doing that will make us more effective?
  • What can we stop doing that makes us less effective?
  • What can we continue to do that’s providing value to…

Added by Billy Schmidt on April 24, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Front of Home Engulfed. Amazing Anyone Lived.

At about a quarter past eleven in the evening on Saturday night, April 12th, Wake Forest Fire Department and Rolesville Fire Department were called to 417 Cottesbrook Drive in Wake Forest. Units dispatched included Rolesville Pumper 153, Roseville Engine 151, Rolesville Rescue 15, Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Engine 3, Wake Forest Engine 5, Wake Forest Ladder 1, Wake Forest Battalion 1.

When units arrived the front of the house was engulfed in fire. The fire began in the garage.…


Added by Wake Forest News - Steve Rhode on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can we help a fellow firefighter/paramedic

Hello everyone,

A good friend and fellow Firefighter/ Paramedic was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer at the young age of 32. One of his simple pleasures in life is collecting Fire/ EMS patches. He only has a few and they are all local ones. I was really hoping to show him support from all over the country by collecting patches from all over for him. If anyone is willing to help it would be greatly appreciated!!

"Your Fight Is Our Fight Pags"

Below is a link to a… Continue

Added by Jean Relyea on April 16, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Fire Station Cardio Workout Option(s)

I've had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the 28-day Quickstart Program) and/or as a good workout to get the blood flowing.   Give it a…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 10, 2014 at 12:44am — 3 Comments

Your Fire Department is Your People

… Not your fire trucks, fire houses, not your service. It’s your people. Often we forget this.

Photo by Artie…


Added by Billy Schmidt on April 8, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

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