Category Archives: fire-rescue-topics

Let’s Hear It For The D.C. FEMS!

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  I hope you all have a strong cup of regulah this morning. It's cold outside, I didn't sleep real well last night and this morning we learn of the official end of an era. In case you've been living under a rock lately I'll just fill you in that the D.C. FEMS are not […]

“Risk a Lot to Save a Lot” is B.S.

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Along with its sister-sayings of “risk a little to save a little” and “risk nothing to save nothing” , “risk a lot to save a lot” has been bastardized to justify some actions or to crucify others.

Have You Been “Departmentally Institutionalized”?

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  Oh man. Not feelin' it today for some reason. I definitely need a cup of regulah to get me going. Grab yerself some too and have a seat here with me. Teaching gives someone a unique opportunity that not everyone else in a given field has. It gives a person the chance to look […]

Top-Notch Training Opportunities

Good morning jakes! Got your mug full of regulah? I promise that these two upcoming training events are ones you won't need to be all loaded up on the regulah for. I've mentioned the new Go>Forward Fire and Leadership Training venture before and I just wanted to remind you that there's still time to get […]

The Craziest 10-Minutes in Firefighting

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*Image from Bayonne, NJ Fire Department website   Whew! Well after that blow we all deserve a break on 'da tailboard and  a nice hot cup of regulah. Everyone got one? Let's just have a nice chat then shall we? When I first began driving fire apparatus I had been on the job about 3 […]

Our Kids

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*Image from Uniform Duds for Kids.   Everyone got there cahffee? Grab some diamond plate. This one might stir up some lively discussion. So the other night I was listening to an on-line podcast over at FirefighterNetCast that is hosted by Christopher Naum entitled "Taking it to the Streets, The New Fireground and the First-Due." If […]

New Training Opportunities

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  Everybody got some regulah? Grab a seat. Today I want to talk about some new training opportunities that will be coming our way. And by "our way" I mean close to home. There's a new fire and EMS training company in the market and they are looking to revolutionize the way training is given […]

That Lonely Feeling, The Ticking Time-Bomb of Short-Staffing

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First, I need to apologize and make a confession. I'd like to apologize for such a long absence and the lack of content on the blog. There's a very good reason for it, I assure you. Which leads me to the confession. I believe that early on I copped to not being the most tech-savvy […]

You Can Teach a Monkey…

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Everybody got their regulah? Ya' comfortable? Good. Ok, ok. I know. That's a gorilla, not a monkey. Koko, the gorilla, actually. The one they taught sign language to and how to read and a bunch of other stuff. But it was a good picture to illustrate my point and I couldn't find a monkey pic […]

Don’t Judge A Building By Its Curtains

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  Everyone got theyah cup of cahfee? Everyone comfortable? Good. Today we're going to talk a little building construction and tactics and strategy. This discussion is going to be based off a recent job we had in a Lace Curtain, or Triple-Decker. Due to departmental rules and regs and such I'm not able to show […]

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