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Jeremy Rebok      

Front Seat Rider Considerations

It can be a busy, lonely place, but someone has to do it, Jeremy Rebok writes.
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The Size-Up

The scene size-up is the most important thing the first due officer can do, Chad Menard says.

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Brian Brush      

Parapet Practices

Brian Brush on training on hitting your commercial occupancies with ground ladders.
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Curbing Carcinogens

AB Turenne shares a few ideas on simple measures we could take to lessen firefighter cancer risk.
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Doug Mitchell      

One Armed Bandit

Doug Mitchell on how a remote mic can allow you to maximize the use of your hands for fire operations.
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Lou Comenale      

Old Dog, New Tricks

Lou Comenale looks at sprucing up your in-house SCBA confidence maze to make things more challenging for firefighters.

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Mark vonAppen      

Measure

The uniform doesn't give you power or credibility, your actions do, Mark vonAppen writes.

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Fire Service Leadership Issues

This digest is a must read for anyone considering promotion, recently promoted, or currently serving in the rank of chief officer. For the aspiring officer, Sal Scarpa provides an insightful look at leadership and the characteristics and activities you must engage in to be successful. Kent Collins provides an overview of one of the most controversial issues of our time: social media and policy. He offers several case studies and sound advice for developing departmental policy. Kat Sonia Thomson looks at department allocation decisions regarding budgets and leads a robust discussion about the need to improve research and reporting.

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Fullerton Sports Complex Fire Prompts Evacuation

Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon after a brush fire broke out near the Fullerton Sports Complex and Brea Dam Recreation Area.

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