Engine Company Operations: Words of Wisdom on Moving the Big Water

08/25/2011
By Paul Shapiro You have the Brunacini, the Mittendorf and the Brannigan words of wisdom relative to a summary of their teachings. They’re words to live by and guidelines for studying and learning. Now, it’s my turn: Following are my words of wisdom on moving the big water. Rule 1. Tradition and pride can be hazardous to your health. Tradition and pride make the fire service go round. They are fun, they promote camaraderie, and they’re “easy.” What do I mean by “easy?” Look at these statements, and tell me if they sound familiar: We’ve always done it this way, and the fires have always gone out. This is an aggressive fire department; we go in and attack the fire.  Fire departments...

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