Fire Chief » Company officer development http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:17:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Keys to firefighter roadside safety http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:46:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/
Roadsides are among the most dangerous environments firefighters and medics enter; here are ways to keep your crew safe on scene
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Fighting the balloon-frame construction fire http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:19:50 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/
It's the building type all firefighters should dread as fire will spread fast and unhampered through the walls and floors
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Firefighter communication: How to avoid dangerous traps http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/
Making sure firefighter communication is understood is a key to safe firefighting; here are ways to ensure what is sent is received
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NIOSH: Poor command, planning contributed to firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:22:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/
In this incident, command was never established nor was any type of incident action plan developed and communicated to personnel
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Make firefighters as flawless as fighter pilots http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:03:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/
Flawless execution on the fireground is a matter of life and death; training like fighter pilots can get your crew to perfect execution
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How ethics play into wildland firefighting http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:10:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/
Wildland fire expert will explore ways of selecting proper levels of engagement to increase firefighter safety and set up resources for success
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Memo: Dallas plans safety fixes in wake of firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:34:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/
Officials want the department to boost safety procedures, command training and technology in the aftermath of a firefighter Stanley Wilson's death
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Why fire departments won’t rise above their chiefs http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:50:58 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/
Bad leadership is a death sentence to fire departments as it cuts short others' attempts at leadership
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Want to flame out your fire service career, tell lies http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:40:30 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/
Years of building public and political trust can be squashed small cover-up fibs, as will your career
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Why firefighters die in the fog of battle http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:29:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/
If we fail to apply the lessons from the past, we are doomed to learn them again — the hard way
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