Posts from the FE Community

Read commentaries from select members of the Fire Engineering Training Community. These commentaries reflect the opinions of their respective authors, and have not undergone Fire Engineering‘s peer-review process.

 

Nicholas Christensen

The Good, The Bad, The Indifferent

Nicholas Christensen writes on mentorship.

 
Kaci Corrigan

You Do Your Job, and Let Me Do Mine

Kaci Corrigan on the obligation of preparation, trust, and empowerment.

 
Michael Lanning

My Greatest Loss Became My Greatest Strength

Regardless to what you may feel in the moment, someone loves you and needs you here with them, writes Michael Lanning.

 
Robert Owens

It’s Not A Mold It’s A Standard!

Firefighters must not violated the standard by the demands and expectations of the people we serve, says Robert Owens.

 
Billy Greenwood

Extreme Instructorship

Billy Greenwood writes that he professional educator in emergency services education must have a solid understanding of learning intelligences.

 
Chris Langlois

Leading Organizational Change

Chris Langlois writes about knowing True North and actually getting there.

 
Alexis Shady

Five Buildings to Know

In this installment, Alexis Shady looks at the bowling alley.

 
John Lightly

Experience, Training, and Preparation

How do firefighters maintain composure when confronted with the challenges of the fire scene? John Lightly says it’s by gaining experience, spending time training, and preparing yourself internally.

 
Adam Hansen

Are All LODDs Created Equal?

Why do some LODD funerals get thousands of firefighters from all corners of the country in attendance, while others get only a small handful? A meditation from Adam Hansen.

 
Scott Corrigan

Colloquial Conversations

The fire service needs to embrace some basic tenets when having focused conversations surrounding operational expectations, says Scott Corrigan.

 
Mark Cotter

Extrapolations

Mark Cotter speculates on applying modern fire dynamics principles to non-residential structures.

 
Chris Baker

Proactive vs. Reactive

Don’t wait for a line-of-duty death to occur to institute change that may prevent it from occurring in the first place, says Nick Salameh.

 
Chris Baker

The Value of Mentorship

Everyone can positively benefit from having a mentor, writes Chris Baker.

 
Chris Baker

Proactive vs. Reactive

Don’t wait for a line-of-duty death to occur to institute change that may prevent it from occurring in the first place, says Nick Salameh.