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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Six: “Situations, Size-Up, Actions and Entertainment”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Six: “Situations, Size-Up, Actions and Entertainment” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility I had the opportunity this past April to present a large body of original research in the form of a comprehensive presentation at this year’s Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Five: “From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Five: “From Waldbaum’s to Hackensack- Worcester to Charleston; Legacies for Operational Safety” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your ResponsibilityToday is June 18th, the fifth day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. Today also commemorates the anniversary of the Sofa Superstore in Charleston, South […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Of the four (4) Key Focus areas in this year’s Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, that include Safety, Health, Survival and Chiefs, the focus area of Structural Size-Up […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Today is June 17th, the fourth day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. To many of you, today is unlike so many other days. Whether it’s going on or off-shift, going to […]

Firefighting and the Built Environment

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If you don’t fully understand how a building truly performs or reacts under fire conditions and the variables that can influence its stability and degradation, movement of fire and products of combustion and the resource requirements for fire suppression in terms of staffing, apparatus and required fire flows, then you will be functioning and operating […]

Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety

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Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety; three functional domains common to the fire service, each having a profound influence and interdependent relationship to fire operations, safety and incident management. When we talk about structural fires, combat fire suppression and interior operations, the discussions tend to revolve around the issues affecting strategy and tactics, […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two. “Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety”, Know Your District and its Risk

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two. “Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety”, Know Your District and its RiskProtect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility. There are Four (4) Key Focus areas in this year’s Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, which include Safety, Health, Survival and Chiefs. Within the focus area […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; Day-One; What’s It All About

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Today is the first day of Fire and EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. Did you know that? If so, then you’ve already kicked off a full week of focused activities for your companies and personnel within your organization or in concert with your surrounding jurisdictions and agencies. If you haven’t AND haven’t heard about […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; T minus One; The Opposing Spectrum of Fire Service Safety Culture

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The Evolving Fire Service Safety Culture lies somewhere between two conflicting and opposing spectrums, marked by traditionalist emotions and conservative perspectives. It’s all about firefighter safety, survivability and doing the “job”; however we need to identify the common defining ground….Let me offer this for consideration today, with T minus One day until the start of […]

Technology and Future Demands, today; “But Did You Know?”

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