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Firefighter Survival: On the Line: Sweat the Small Stuff

Article by David DeStefano Remember the old saying that admonishes us not to "sweat the small stuff" or worry about the little details? As firefighters, we can never be so carefree! Attention to detail allows us to operate more efficiently and may help preserve our life or the life of another. "Sweating the small stuff" begins with personal preparedness and should carry through everything we do as firefighters. Am I Ready? Attitude, concentration, and mental and physical preparedness are keys to maintaining a sharp edge as a firefighter. All members should monitor radio traffic and incident activity throughout their tour. Following incidents as they develop will better...

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