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Humpday Hangout: Organizational Behavior

December 10, 2014

In this week's Humpday Hangout, guest hosts Mike Dugan of the FDNY and Bill Carey of Firefighter Nation talk to the Dane Carley, Craig Nelson, and Jeff Wallin about higher reliability organizations (HROs) and how this approach applies to the fire service

Tailboard Talk: Hazardous Attitudes—The Seven People You Don’t Want to Work With

October 24, 2013

Once you learn to recognize hazardous attitudes, you can then work to eliminate them not only in yourself but in those you work with closely in IDLH environments.

Tailboard Talk: Did your Last Emergency Incident Go as Well as it Could Have?

June 20, 2013

Dane Carley and Craig Nelson examine how higher reliability organizing can help incident commanders implementing the incident command system and lead to improved firefighter efficiency and better outcomes.

Tailboard Talk: Is the Fire Service Highly Reliable?

February 11, 2013

Have you ever noticed that when things go wrong on the fireground it often involves a breakdown in a system? Dane Carley and Craig Nelson discuss firefighters' use of systems on the job.

Tailboard Talk: What Is the Best Way for Firefighters to Learn?

January 14, 2013

Craig Nelson and Dane Carley discuss different educational avenues for firefighters and how they can improve both individuals, departments, and the fire service overall.

Tailboard Talk: Is Your Fire Department Fat, Dumb, and Happy?

November 13, 2012

Much like individual firefighters ought to continue learning throughout their careers, fire departments need to become continuous-learning organizations, Craig Nelson and Dane Carley write.

Tailboard Talk: Write More Rules or Empower Your Firefighters?

October 1, 2012

Dane Carley and Craig Nelson say adding new rules and regulations may not make your firefighters safer on the fireground.

Tailboard Talk: Should Firefighters Train More with Outside Agencies?

July 31, 2012

The fire service understands the concept of building cohesive crews, but we sometimes overlook opportunities to build similar relationships with outside agencies that we normally work closely with at emergency operations, Dane Carley and Craig Nelson write.

Tailboard Talk: The Fire Service Does This Better Than Anyone, But Do We Recognize It?

June 25, 2012

Dane Carley and Craig Nelson look at the fire service's ability to "deploy"--that is, adapt and react well to solve problems.

Tailboard Talk: Is It Freelancing or Showing Initiative?

May 31, 2012

Sometimes the difference between firefighters freelancing and taking initiative is a positive outcomb on the fireground, Craig Nelson and Dane Carley write.

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