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Billy Schmidt      

How to Cure Zombie Management

Micromanaging fire officers may drain the brains of our firefighters, Billy Schmidt writes.
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David Rhodes      

Farewell, Harvey

David Rhodes pays tribute to the late Harvey Eisner of Firehouse.
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Jeremy Rebok      

Who Are You?

Jeremy Rebok on how planning and setting priorities can positively impact you and your team.
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Frank Viscuso      

What Is Your Mission?

It is important that others know what you stand for and what you expect to accomplish, Frank Viscuso writes.
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Jarrod Sergi      

Go Take a Walk

It's crucial to get acquainted with buildings in your response area, Jarrod Sergi says.
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Art Goodrich      

Jake and Vinnie

Art Goodrich announces the return of his firefighter fiction series, The Adventures of Jake and Vinnie©.

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This Training Guide should be mandatory reading for every firefighter. The information is of unparalleled importance. If a firefighter does not understand the limitations of his personal protective equipment, then he is at tremendous risk and places his entire company at tremendous risk. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment should be the first field-oriented training a firefighter receives. J. Randall Lawson does an outstanding job describing the effect that heat has on gear and how the unprepared and uneducated firefighter can be burned.

The care and maintenance of gear is critical to its performance. Every firefighter should understand and be able to do a basic inspection of his gear and should be required to perform the inspection regularly. Gear should be routinely cleaned, inspected, and repaired when necessary. Mitch Lopez provides an excellent explanation of the NFPA 1851 standard and how to make that standard a reality for your organization.

The purchase of personal protective clothing is arguably one of the most critical functions an officer can be responsible for. Knowing how gear works, the different layers of gear, and the types of layers on the market requires diligent and comprehensive research. Many factors come into play in the selection of the appropriate gear, and Andrew Pompe provides the direction every officer needs who is delegated this incredibly important function.

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FIREFIGHTER ARTICLES

One Firefighter Hurt in PA Apartment Fire

The fire broke out around 11:45 p.m Thursday at the Chestnut Park apartments on the 100 block of 62nd Street.

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