About UslAdvertisinglMagazinelNewsletterlContact Usl Instagram

First-Due Battalion Chief: Going with Your Instinct

By Daniel P. SheridanFirefighters are like musicians playing in a symphony--each firefighter knows his role in the fire as a musician knows his instrument. Sections like the strings are similar to an engine company, playing their part in the symphony. The chief, of course, plays the role of the conductor. Like in a symphony where the conductor knows exactly how each instrument is supposed to sound, the chief is expected to know each of the positions at a fire. A conductor would never play a viola at a concert, nor would a chief grab a tool and start forcing a door.In my department, promotional exams are extremely competitive. Firefighters and officers spend hundreds, even thousands, of ho...

Already a member of the Fire Engineering Training Network?  If yes, please sign in!


Why Subscribe?

  Gain Access to:
  • Latest Training & Drills
  • New Techniques
  • Technology Advances
  • Proven Tactics
  • Research to help reduce injuries & Deaths
  • Insight from the fire service's most experienced

      More Information >>