Archive for June2014

Accepting Change

Change Is So Hard For People? It can be broken down into two areas: to want, or not to want, and often depends on where our attention is most focused. Most of the time we don’t want what we have. We don’t want our bosses breathing down our neck, hassles from other firefighters. There are […]

Basic Training is Over

We’re here to train hard, basic training is over. You should have graduated from basic training with a core set of skills that will require a considerable effort to keep improving. And what we need are firefighters that are able to rely more on their ability to problem solve and think. Most of our training is […]

Reduce Cancer Risk

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Photo Tip: Leadership

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Video Tip: Rules of Engagement

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  Rules of Engagement (ROE) are rules or directives to firefighters that define the situations, circumstances and  conditions under which decisions are made about the strategy and/or tactics of foreground operations. ROE should provide clear direction and expectations from the Fire Chief for and/or limits on appropriate strategy to be employed in foreground operations. The ROE is […]

Whose Photo Do You Carry?

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The continuing high levels of duty-related firefighter injuries and deaths are unacceptable. This problem needs to be addressed through a multi-faceted approach.