"A sad commentary on the state of our society. This is the epitomizes stupidity and lack of common sense. First take the photo's and leave them on an unsecure phone, second forget your phone and leave it in an open to the public common area. And…"
Scene accountability starts with the SOP. It must be simple, published, trained and enforced. The enforcement is not just from the Chief down, but everyones responsibility. It is hard to instill discipline if you do not have the tools (SOP,…"
Forum on mission critical challenges during combat fire engagement in the areas of; Building Construction, Risk, Operations, Behaviors & Safety supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and advocating advancements in fire service safety.See More
"I agree it is voluntary. Still comes down to it is about choice. You do not have to pay FDIC, FICA, and other taxes as long as you are willing to accept the concequences. There is no "requirement" in many states to provide emergency…"
"We are acting like this is the first occurace of this. I am suprised and disappointed the IAFF came down on their own. I feel for the department and firefighters. Not an easy choice. The entire event is about choice. The county decided not to…"
"Your system in New Jersey is probably from Salamander. If it is your ID is becoming the standard in your state and many others. If you went to the Fire Rescue International conference in Chicago this year, had your agency ID with you you could have…"
"This idea has been around for more than a few years now. The Federal term coined FRAC, (First Responder Authentication Card) intended to speed up the check in of responders to Type 2 and Type 1 incidents. As per normal with a top down push the…"
"As for the what is next question.... I can give a few examples. One of our Chiefs retired, went fishing. That was good for 60 days. Now a Regional TSA supervisor... Loves it. Another Captain retired just after me, works on large wildland fire base…"
"You may take a look at the NIST (http://www.nist.gov/index.html) site. They have done a lot of accident investigations of the type of situations you describe. I do not know if all reports are available on line but we have used them through direct…"
"I suspect that eventual research will prove valuable to our profession. I also believe we as officers and line personnel can do much to help the cause, protect ourselves, our sisters and brothers. One place we may start wearing our protective gear.…"
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Passion, the rush, the science, just plain like to help.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Nothing can be greater than to serve!
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Safety, accountability, education, and understanding. The goal must be everyone goes home!
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