Drawn by Fire: The Disrupters

Firefighters jumping into a pool
True progress in the fire service comes from asking the tough questions and pursuing the hard answers, says Paul Combs.

Your Last Breath: Strategies for Success

Recorded September 23, 2021 | View Now!

perational time, and soon would be on your last breath? Instead of draining 100 percent of the air reserve with your last breath, what if you could last 15 to 30 minutes longer? Wouldn’t you want that chance for survival? It is possible to stretch your air supply 25 to 50 percent, and you can learn how to do it in this webcast.

Chief Michael Barakey, Suffolk (VA) Fire & Rescue

Critical Decision Making: Point-to-Point Leadership

Recorded September 24, 2021 | Watch Now!

Learn to understand, predict, and manage obstacles on the emergency incident scene. The closest distance between two points is not a straight line; achievement is the journey and the overcoming of obstacles to arrive at a successful outcome. Getting from point A to point B is a challenge on some emergency incident scenes, especially critical incidents.

Preparing for Your Next ISO Review with the Ultimate Training Tracker

October 7, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Join Vector Solutions' Tim Riley as he will share best practices and explain how Vector Solutions’ ISO Training Tracker simplifies ISO recordkeeping to ensure your training is right on par with ISO's requirements.

Firefighter remembering the fallen of 9/11


Twenty years later, Paul Combs and Mike Dugan reflect on the legacy of the 9/11 terror attacks and their aftermath.
Officer with firefighter puppet

Drawn by Fire: The Micro-Trust Adjustment

When it comes to fire service leadership, lay out your expectations, show members how to accomplish them, then move out of the way.
John K. Murphy

Commentary: Get the Vaccine and Mask Up

In this commentary, John K. Murphy argues that firefighters should adhere to the scientific consensus when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Firefighter knight confronting a drago

Drawn by Fire: How Many Dragons?

Just how many dragons does it take to kill or injure a knight? Paul Combs on the value of live fire training.
Guy with a cigar making money with 9-11 merchandise

Drawn by Fire: The Tragedy Profiteer

No one should EVER make a cent from the sacrifice that others (and their families) make. More from Paul Combs.
City of South Beloit fire apparatus with firefighters flowing water

HRR: Human Risk Reduction

What is “human risk reduction” (HRR) and how do we continue to invest in it and think of it? Todd LeDuc offers some thoughts.

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