Fire Chief » Company officer development http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:22:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Widow’s attorney blasts Dallas fire officials in LODD http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/widows-attorney-blasts-dallas-fire-officials-in-lodd/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/stanley.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/widows-attorney-blasts-dallas-fire-officials-in-lodd/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:51:15 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/24/widows-attorney-blasts-dallas-fire-officials-in-lodd/
The attorney said a cultural indifference and lack of accountability led to firefighter Stanley Wilson's death
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ISFSI continues work on the Principles of Modern Fire Attack http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/isfsi-continues-work-on-the-principles-of-modern-fire-attack/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/ff-47.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/isfsi-continues-work-on-the-principles-of-modern-fire-attack/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:39:52 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/isfsi-continues-work-on-the-principles-of-modern-fire-attack/
Funding for the program has been extended to teach science-based tactical decision making for company officers and firefighters
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NIOSH: West firefighters had no plan for fertilizer plant response http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/14/niosh-west-firefighters-had-no-plan-for-fertilizer-plant-response/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/west-2.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/14/niosh-west-firefighters-had-no-plan-for-fertilizer-plant-response/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:58:25 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/14/niosh-west-firefighters-had-no-plan-for-fertilizer-plant-response/
Ten responders were killed in 2013 when the Texas plant exploded
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Fire officers: Don’t give ‘fraudulent, bogus’ performance evals http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/PerformEval.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:46:27 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/fire-officers-dont-give-fraudulent-bogus-performance-evals/
Done wrong, the performance evaluation process can do more harm than good; and doing it right takes training
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Can the fireground be research driven? http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/slicers.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:34:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/
Evidence-based firefighting research, although new, is accepted in theory; but can we put it into practice on the fireground?
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Taking care of the rescued firefighter http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/RIT.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:11:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/
A complete firefighter rescue includes EMS activities; here's what on-scene commanders need to know for all downed-firefighter operations to work
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Quick Clip: How to attack the McMansion fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-how-to-attack-the-mcmansion-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/FR1_NL_Podcast_Banner_260x150-13.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-how-to-attack-the-mcmansion-fire/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:04:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-how-to-attack-the-mcmansion-fire/
Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie said fires involving a McMansion present unique tactical challenges and that pre-planning is always the answer
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Quick Clip: Focus on the patient, not on the argument http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-focus-on-the-patient-not-on-the-argument/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/FR1_NL_Podcast_Banner_260x150-12.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-focus-on-the-patient-not-on-the-argument/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:41:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/06/quick-clip-focus-on-the-patient-not-on-the-argument/
The first priority for any crewmember is patient care, then professionalism and portraying a positive image in the public
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Fire officers: Don’t get burned by what you write http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/05/fire-officers-dont-get-burned-by-what-you-write/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/FireChiefReport.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/05/fire-officers-dont-get-burned-by-what-you-write/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:55:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/05/fire-officers-dont-get-burned-by-what-you-write/
Training for the crucial job of documentation is often lacking; here are ways to make sure what you write is accurate and doesn't come back to burn you
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Quick Clip: How to deal with angry bystanders http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/quick-clip-how-to-deal-with-angry-bystanders/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/FR1_NL_Podcast_Banner_260x150-11.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/quick-clip-how-to-deal-with-angry-bystanders/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:46:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/quick-clip-how-to-deal-with-angry-bystanders/
Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie caution us not to buy into their emotion and abandon best fireground practices
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