Category Archives: firefighter-safety-health

“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.

Does It Really Matter? Really?

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    Hello boys and girls. This might be one of those ramblers so I'll apologize in advance. When I sit down to write I very rarely map something out, read it and re-read it, tweak, adjust or otherwise do much in the way of editing. I usually just go off the top of my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gettin’ Ready

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  Everyone got their cup? Everyone comfortable? Good. Sitting on the tailboard talking with my crew about the historical events of late Sunday and yesterday I was urging them to be ready. Our response area isn't New York, Chicago or L.A. but it is pretty much right next-door to a large metropolitan area of historical […]

Of Pride, Passion And Professionalism.

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They are at the core of what we try to instill in our new Boots, Probies, Candidates etc. and which we as senior members boast we are full of. But are we?